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.
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In the field: an interview with Marie Dacke
Marie Dacke talks about her experiences of working in South Africa with dung beetles, establishing a new field site in Sardinia and the key experiments that confirmed that dung beetles can navigate by star light
Find out more about the series in our Editorial and see below for more interviews.
Erin Leonard, Fiona Weaver and Colin Nurse show that killifish neuroepithelial gill cells can sense the lactate burn
Reviews and Commentaries
Impact of intraspecific variation in teleost fishes: aggression, dominance status and stress physiology by Svante Winberg & Lynne Sneddon
Finding the right thermal limit: a framework to reconcile ecological, physiological and methodological aspects of CTmax in ectotherms by Michael Ørsted, Lisa Bjerregaard Jørgensen & Johannes Overgaard
Variations in cost of transport and their ecological consequences: a review by Miki Jahn & Frank Seebacher