Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Chemical Ecology

Sajal Ray

University of Calcutta


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Chemical ecology deals with language of nature. It helps us study the intricate interactions that exist between living organisms and environment. It involves the chemistry of ecological functioning of specific molecules that often act as signal molecules. These signal molecules largely affect the behaviour, metabolism and other activities of the recipients or participants at intraspecific and interspecific levels. Chemical ecology is an interdisciplinary field and therefore involves the academic participation of the scientists from diverse fields like analytical chemistry, behaviour, ecology and neurology among the others. Chemical ecologists study the semiochemical interactions of organisms and environment in different ecological systems (terrestrial, freshwater, marine and soil environments). Issues like semiochemistry, chemical mimicry, chemical defense, coevolution and biotechnological applications are often being addressed under chemical ecology.
This edited volume will contain chapters dealing with the different aspects of basic and applied chemical ecology. Scientists working in diverse fields of chemical ecology would contribute high impact articles on chemical ecology and semiochemistry of plants and animals. This book aims to be a rich source of information for the students, teachers and researchers working in this special field of ecological science.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 16th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: July 6th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: September 24th 2019

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Expected publication date: November 23rd 2019

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About the editor

Sajal Ray

University of Calcutta

Sajal Ray received his MSc and MPhil degrees in Zoology and Environmental Science, respectively, from Calcutta University and was awarded his PhD from Jadavpur University. As an awardee of a Fogarty Visiting Fellowship, Dr. Ray carried out his postdoctoral research into cardiac pathology at the National Institutes of Health, Maryland, USA. His research interest is studying the immunological responses of mollusks, sponges, crabs, and earthworms exposed to common and emerging pollutants. His team is engaged in understanding the evolutionary mechanism of immunity in phylogeny. He presented his research to the World Congress of Malacology at Washington, DC. Dr. Ray, currently a professor of zoology at Calcutta University, has been teaching zoology for nearly 30 years at postgraduate level.

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