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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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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 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.


Early-career researchers

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

Featured articles

Editors' choice

Compared to other electric fish, B. bennetti seem to have an unsophisticated discharge pattern, but still have the cellular machinery necessary to produce more complex electric signals. They are losing the ability to coordinate and produce intricate bolts of electricity

Derived loss of signal complexity and plasticity in a genus of weakly electric fish by David Saenz, Tingting Gu, Yue Ban, Kirk Winemiller, Michael Markham

Reviews and Commentaries

The evolutionary biomechanics of locomotor function in giant land animals by John R. Hutchinson

Avian color expression and perception: is there a carotenoid link? by Matthew B. Toomey, Kelly L. Ronald

Is hypoxia vulnerability in fishes a by-product of maximum metabolic rate? by Andrew J. Esbaugh, Kerri L. Ackerly, Angelina M. Dichiera, Benjamin Negrete, Jr

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