- Presents the ecological role of alkaloids in nature and ecosystems interdisciplinary
- Examines alkaloids from chemistry, biology and ecology viewpoints
- A single handy reference volume comprehensively reviews the origin of alkaloids and their biological uses
- Over 80% new information, including new chapters on the ecological role of alkaloids in nature and ecosystems and extraction of alkaloids
CHAPTER 1 Definition, Typology, and Occurrence of Alkaloids CHAPTER 2 Alkaloid Chemistry CHAPTER 3 Biology of Alkaloids CHAPTER 4 Ecology of Alkaloids CHAPTER 5 Evolution of Alkaloids and Alkaloids in Evolution CHAPTER 6 Applied Potential and Current Applications of Alkaloids CHAPTER 7 Problems of Alkaloids in Nature and Human Activity
Former (retired 2014) Professor in Applied Botany, University of Eastern Finland, Faculty of Science and Forestry, Department of Biology, Research and Teaching Laboratory of Applied Botany, Joensuu Campus. Internationally known, Chair of Phytochemical Section of the Botanical Society of America. Lifetime scientific title of docent in applied botany. Gold Medal for a Long Service to the Scientic Community.