Cover ImageCover: A whale shark, Rhincodon typus, forages for plankton in the nutrient-rich waters off the Yucatan Peninsula. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the world and one of only 13 species of filter-feeding elasmobranchs (sharks and rays). Paig-Tran et al. (pp. 1643-1654) used physical models based on neonatal whale sharks to determine the parameters (e.g. swim speed, gill anatomy, etc.) that affect performance and selectivity during filter-feeding events. Photo © Louise Murray.Close Modal
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Bottles as models: predicting the effects of varying swimming speed and morphology on size selectivity and filtering efficiency in fishes
Ontogenetic changes in jaw-muscle architecture facilitate durophagy in the turtle Sternotherus minor
Repeatability of standard metabolic rate, active metabolic rate and aerobic scope in young brown trout during a period of moderate food availability
How muscles define maximum running performance in lizards: an analysis using swing- and stance-phase muscles
The contractile sponge epithelium sensu lato – body contraction of the demosponge Tethya wilhelma is mediated by the pinacoderm
Cross-linking by protein oxidation in the rapidly setting gel-based glues of slugs
Social interactions influence dopamine and octopamine homeostasis in the brain of the ant Formica japonica
Effects of oxygen availability on maximum aerobic performance in Mus musculus selected for basal metabolic rate or aerobic capacity
Chronic social stress impairs thermal tolerance in the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
ATP distribution and localization of mitochondria in Suberites domuncula (Olivi 1792) tissue
Histaminergic signaling in the central nervous system of Daphnia and a role for it in the control of phototactic behavior
Molecular physiology and functional morphology of SO42– excretion by the kidney of seawater-adapted eels
New funding schemes for junior faculty staff
In celebration of our 100th anniversary, JEB has launched two new grants to support junior faculty staff working in animal comparative physiology and biomechanics who are within five years of setting up their first lab/research group. Check out our ECR Visiting Fellowships and Research Partnership Kickstart Travel Grants. First deadline for applications is 15 July 2023.
JEB@100: an interview with Monitoring Editor Sanjay Sane
Sanjay Sane tells us about his first experience of publishing with the journal and why he thinks JEB is going to play a key role in our understanding of the current climate crisis and its implications for biodiversity.
The Forest of Biologists
The Forest of Biologists is a biodiversity initiative created by The Company of Biologists, with support from the Woodland Trust. For every Research and Review article published in Journal of Experimental Biology a native tree is planted in a UK forest. In addition to this we are protecting and restoring ancient woodland and are dedicating these trees to our peer reviewers. Visit our virtual forest to learn more.
Celebrating 100 years of discovery
This Special Issue focuses on broad biological questions addressed through the lens of comparative biomechanics. Crosscutting through time, this series of Reviews, Commentaries and Research Articles addresses questions from the vantage points of the history of the field, today’s research, and the future of comparative biomechanics. Read the Editorial by Sheila Patek, Monica Daley and Sanjay Sane.
Centenary Review - Adaptive echolocation behavior
Cynthia F. Moss and colleagues Review the behaviours used by echolocating mammals to track and intercept moving prey, interrogate dynamic sonar scenes, and exploit visual and passive acoustic stimuli.
Lack of oxygen curtails vision in red-eared sliders
When red-eared sliders sink to the bottom of a frozen pond for winter they reduce many biological systems to minimum life support, but now Michael Ariel and colleagues show that the reptiles temporarily lose their sight due to lack of oxygen but retain hearing.