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Marine Chemical Ecology

Logotype for Marine Chemical EcologySignalling compounds shape large-scale marine processes including biogeochemical cycles, community composition and food web dynamics which are fundamental to understanding marine ecosystems. On a more local scale, chemical signals mediate some of the most critical interactions in marine communities including: mate-finding, detection of prey and avoidance of predators.

MARICE aims to increase our understanding of these chemically mediated interactions so that we can determine their bottom-up effects on communities and ecosystems. MARICE is an interdisciplinary research group that combines expertise in ecology, chemistry, evolution, microbiology, genetics, and hydrodynamics. We use experimental ecology approaches and combine these with state-of-the-art analytics such as the isolation and characterisation of metabolites and exploration of signal propagation in our hydromechanical laboratory. Please visit Research to find out about our ongoing projects which include topics from host-pathogen interactions in the marine benthos to the screening of marine organisms for bioactive metabolites possessing new and unique properties (bioprospecting).



Chemical Signaling in the Turbulent Ocean—Hide and Seek at the Kolmogorov Scale
E Selander, ST Fredriksson, L Arneborg
Fluids 5 (2), 54

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