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Record number 353190
Title Proceedings of the Frontis Workshop on Chemical Ecology: from Gene to Ecosystem Wageningen, The Netherlands 19-23 March 2005
Author(s) Dicke, M.; Takken, W.
Source Dordrecht : Springer (Wageningen UR Frontis Series 16) - ISBN 1402047835 - 189
Department(s) Laboratory of Entomology
Publication type Scientific book or proceedings (editor)
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) chemische ecologie - ecologie - ecosystemen - populaties - genen - soorten - gemeenschapsecologie - planten - dieren - interacties - communicatie - insecten - insectenplagen - verdedigingsmechanismen - insect-plant relaties - chemical ecology - ecology - ecosystems - populations - genes - species - community ecology - plants - insects - insect pests - animals - interactions - communication - defence mechanisms - insect plant relations
Categories Ecology (General) / Ecological Entomology / Physiological Entomology
Abstract Chemical ecology is the ecology of body odour. Every organism uses chemical information in intra- and interspecific interactions. Animals emit chemicals to attract a mate or to prevent a competitor from mating with the partner they just mated with. Plants emit chemicals to recruit other organisms to take care of their sex life or to attract bodyguards to defend them against their enemies. Chemical cues mediate a whole gamut of interactions in plant and animal communities. Chemical cues are used to communicate, but can also be exploited in espionage or eavesdropping. To understand the ecology of chemical signalling in communities one needs to carry out manipulative experiments. Such experiments have been done throughout the last century. However, in recent years the degree of precision with which such experiments can be done has grown tremendously as a result of rapidly increasing knowledge at the molecular-genetic level. This opens exciting new avenues to chemical ecologists. The connection of molecular genetics to community ecology and ecosystem ecology provides novel tools to take up old questions that were often hard to answer
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