The marine chemical Ecology lab

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA


Chemically mediated communication, eavesdropping, deceit and death in the sea.

Marine organisms of all shapes and sizes use chemistry to survive: they communicate among themselves, catch their prey and defend themselves from predators, competitors and pathogens. At the Sher lab we study these interactions, the chemical “languages” used and their effect on microbial ecosystems and on coral reefs.