During the past 20 years, marine chemical ecology has emerged as a respected field of study providing a better understanding of the role natural products play in organisms and their environments. Ample data in this book advocates the conservation of marine environments for future drug discovery efforts while sustaining their overall health. Marine chemical ecology has expanded to include research in the areas of predator–prey interactions, marine microbial chemical ecology, and seasonal and geographical distribution of marine natural products.

chapter 1|25 pages

Marine Natural Products with Pharmacological Properties

ByDavid J. Newman, Gordon M. Cragg

chapter 2|43 pages

The Status of Marine Chemical Ecology in Antarctica

Form and Function of Unique High-Latitude Chemistry
ByJacqueline L. von Salm, Kathryn M. Schoenrock, James B. McClintock, Charles D. Amsler, Bill J. Baker

chapter 3|93 pages

From the Tropics to the Poles

Chemical Defense Strategies in Sea Slugs (Mollusca: Heterobranchia)
ByConxita Avila, Laura Núñez-Pons, Juan Moles

chapter 4|28 pages

The Chemical Ecology of Seagrasses

ByKathryn L. Van Alstyne, Dianna K. Padilla

chapter 5|28 pages

The Evolution of Marine Herbivores in Response to Algal Secondary Metabolites

ByErik E. Sotka, Veijo Jormalainen, Alistair G. B. Poore

chapter 6|15 pages

The Role of Natural Products in Structuring Microbial Communities of Marine Algae

ByJennifer M. Sneed, Melany P. Puglisi

chapter 7|23 pages

New Insights into the Chemical Ecology of Vibrio cholerae

ByJason R. Graff, David C. Rowley

chapter 8|30 pages

Interactions Between Microorganisms as Modulators of Natural Product Biosynthesis

ByAmy L. Lane, Taylor A. Lundy

chapter 9|38 pages

Predator–Prey Interactions in the Marine Plankton

The Role of Signals, Cues, and Defensive Compounds
ByEmily K. Prince, Kelsey L. Poulson-Ellestad

chapter 10|27 pages

Chemical Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larval Settlement

ByTilmann Harder, Jan Tebben, Mareen Möller, Peter J. Schupp

chapter 11|16 pages

Chemical Ecology of Marine Bryozoans

ByGrace Lim-Fong, Rian Kabir

chapter 12|23 pages

Spatial and Temporal Variability in Sponge Chemical Defense

BySven Rohde, Peter J. Schupp