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Volume 224,
Issue 11
June 2021

Journal of Experimental Biology is the leading primary research journal in comparative physiology and publishes papers on the form and function of living organisms at all levels of biological organisation, from the molecular and subcellular to the integrated whole animal.

Our authors and readers reflect a broad interdisciplinary group of scientists who study molecular, cellular and organismal physiology in an evolutionary and environmental context.

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CALL FOR PAPERS – Special Issue: Building New Paradigms in Comparative Physiology and Biomechanics

SPECIAL ISSUE – Predicting the Future: Species Survival in a Changing World

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Special issues

Predicting the Future: Species Survival in a Changing World

Guest editors: Craig E. Franklin and Hans H. Hoppeler

In a series of Reviews by experts working across different taxa and environmental drivers, this special issue explores the significant role of experimental biology in assessing and predicting the susceptibility or resilience of species to future, human-induced environmental change. It highlights the need for data sharing and better integration across scientific disciplines if we are to address the impacts humans are having on our physical and natural world.

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In the field: an interview with Rohini Balakrishnan

Rohini Balakrishnan reflects on working with species ranging from crickets to elephants, and the importance of local communities in fieldwork.

Find out more about the series in our Editorial and see below for more interviews.

Early-career researchers

Read our interviews with early-career researchers and find out more about how JEB supports junior scientists

Featured articles

Editors' choice

Hot days are associated with short-term adrenocortical responses in a southern African arid-zone passerine bird by Lesedi L. Moagi, Amanda R. Bourne, Susan J. Cunningham, Raymond Jansen, Celiwe A. Ngcamphalala, AndrĂ© Ganswindt, Amanda R. Ridley, Andrew E. McKechnie

Reviews and Commentaries

The under-appreciated fats of life: the two types of polyunsaturated fats by A. J. Hulbert

Resilience of cardiac performance in Antarctic notothenioid fishes in a warming climate by Kristin M. O'Brien, William Joyce, Elizabeth L. Crockett, Michael Axelsson, Stuart Egginton, Anthony P. Farrell

The call of the wild: using non-model systems to investigate microbiome–behaviour relationships by Jessica A. Cusick, Cara L. Wellman, Gregory E. Demas 

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