During 10 weeks in April-June students from the University of Gothenburg learn how chemical signals control ecological interactions in the ocean. Marine chemical ecology is an advanced level course that integrates ecological and evolutionary theories, population and behavioral ecology, natural product chemistry, and experimental design and statistics. The course consists of a theoretical part with lectures and seminars, and an experimental part where students get to apply the knowledge gained through laboratory and independent group work.
by Erik Selander, Julia Kubanek, Mats Hamberg, Mats X. Andersson, Gunnar Cervin, and Henrik Pavia
in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) doi: 10.1073/pnas.1420154112
Press realease (in Swedish): Forskare tolkar havets kemiska språk
The Centre for Marine Chemical Ecology brings together researchers in biology, chemistry and biohydrodynamics to collaborate and improve the understanding of chemically mediated interactions between marine organisms and their environment.
Focus is on production and response to bioactive compounds used in chemical defense.