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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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 Wendy Hood
Wendy Hood discusses how she and her colleagues recently designed and built a mobile laboratory that allows them to investigate the mitochondrial function of species on location.
Find out more about the series in our Editorial and see below for more interviews.
The sea squirt Ciona intestinalis invades regions where other species struggle. Bremer et al show that these animals can survive high levels of the toxic gas, hydrogen sulphide, thanks to their 'alternative oxidase'
The alternative oxidase (AOX) increases sulphide tolerance in the highly invasive marine invertebrate Ciona intestinalis by Katharina Bremer, Hitoyoshi Yasuo, Paul Vincent Debes, Howard Trevor Jacobs
Reviews and Commentaries
Physiological insight into the evolution of complex phenotypes: aerobic performance and the O2 transport pathway of vertebrates by Graham R. Scott and Anne C. Dalziel
Acidification can directly affect olfaction in marine organisms by Cosima S. Porteus, Christina C. Roggatz, Zelia Velez, Jörg D. Hardege and Peter C. Hubbard
Temporal vision: measures, mechanisms and meaning by Kristian Donner