About this Research Topic
All organisms communicate through the exchange of chemicals. Interkingdom chemical signals interface distant clades of plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria to create foundations for ecological networks and complex multitrophic interactions. Knowledge of chemical exchanges across trophic levels is needed to understand patterns of community assembly and ecosystem function, while providing avenues for the development of biorational techniques in population management. The aim of this Research Topic is to develop cutting-edge basic and applied research at the nexus of chemical, behavioral, and microbial ecology.
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