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Chemical Ecology

Edited by Anne-Geneviève Bagnères, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Martine Hossaert-McKey, CEFE-CNRS

ISBN: 9781848219243

Publication Date: August 2016   Hardback   238 pp.

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The book features comparative perspectives on the field of chemical ecology, present and future, offered by scientists from a wide variety of disciplines. The scientists contributing to this book –biologists, ecologists, biochemists, chemists, biostatisticians – are interested in marine, freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems and work on life forms ranging from micro-organisms to mammals, including humans, living in areas from the tropics to polar regions.
Here, they cross their analyses of the present state of chemical ecology and its perspectives for the future. Those presented here include complex, multispecies communities and cover a wide range both of organisms and of the types of molecules that mediate the interactions between them.
Up to now, no book has presented a solid scientific treatment of a wide range of examples. This book illustrates a diverse panel of the most advanced aspects of this rapidly expanding field.


1. Biodiversity and Chemical Mediation, Bertrand Schatz, Doyle Mckey and Thierry Pérez.
2. Chemical Ecology: An Integrative and Experimental Science, Anne-Marie Cortesero, Magali Proffit, Christophe Duplais and Frédérique Viard.
3. Scents in the Social Life of Non-Human and Human Primates, Marie Charpentier, Guillaume Odonne and Benoist Schaal.
4. Microbiota and Chemical Ecology, Soizic Prado, Catherine Leblanc and Sylvie Rebuffat.
5. From Chemical Ecology to Ecogeochemistry, Catherine Fernandez, Virginie Baldy and Nadine Le Bris.
6. Omics in Chemical Ecology, Sylvie Baudino, Christophe Lucas and Carole Smadja.
7. Metabolomic Contributions to Chemical Ecology, Philippe Potin, Florence Nicolè and Olivier P. Thomas.
8. Chemical, Biological and Computational Tools in Chemical Ecology, Nicolas Barthès, Jean-Claude Caissard, Jérémy Just and Xavier Fernandez.
9. Academic and Economic Values of Understanding Chemical Communication, Bernard Banaigs, Ali Al Mourabit, Guillaume Clave and Claude Grison.

About the Authors

Anne-Geneviève Bagnères is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Her scientific interests are chemical communication and the evolutionary ecology of insects and, more specifically, social insects. She is the leader of a group of more than 250 French researchers (MediatEC) specialized in chemical ecology. She is a long-time member of the ISCE (International Society of Chemical Ecology).
Martine Hossaert-McKey is a senior scientist at CEFE-CNRS, and a Scientific Deputy Director of the CNRS-Institute Ecology Environment. A specialist in chemical ecology, she works on the intricate sets of co-evolved interactions between fig species, their species-specific pollinators, their parasites and seed-dispersers.


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