Cover ImageCover: Northern clingfish (Gobiesox maeandricus) in the marine intertidal of San Juan Island, WA, USA. Tides, continually pounding waves and stones of varying surface roughness make the intertidal a challenging environment. Clingfish have a suction cup on their belly with which they can attach to stones. Ditsche et al. (pp. 2548−2554) show that clingfish can hold on to extremely rough surfaces, even those that are covered with slippery microorganisms and algae. On these fouled surfaces, this small benthic fish can hang on tightly enough to launch attacks on the archetypal attached mollusk, the limpet. Photo credit: P. Ditsche.Close Modal
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Lateral line analogue aids vision in successful predator evasion for the brief squid, Lolliguncula brevis
Ambient noise causes independent changes in distinct spectro-temporal features of echolocation calls in horseshoe bats
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Using accelerometers to determine the calling behavior of tagged baleen whales
Rapid swimming and escape movements in the aquatic larvae and pupae of the phantom midge Chaoborus crystallinus
Gait-specific adaptation of locomotor activity in response to dietary restriction in Caenorhabditis elegans
A systems-level approach to understanding transcriptional regulation by p53 during mammalian hibernation
Living in warmer, more acidic oceans retards physiological recovery from tidal emersion in the velvet swimming crab, Necora puber
Multitasking in an eye: the unusual organization of the Thermonectus marmoratus principal larval eyes allows for far and near vision and might aid in depth perception
Hearing capacities and otolith size in two ophidiiform species (Ophidion rochei and Carapus acus)
Manipulation of BK channel expression is sufficient to alter auditory hair cell thresholds in larval zebrafish
Ant–fungus species combinations engineer physiological activity of fungus gardens
Attachment to challenging substrates – fouling, roughness and limits of adhesion in the northern clingfish (Gobiesox maeandricus)
Metabolic suppression during protracted exposure to hypoxia in the jumbo squid, Dosidicus gigas, living in an oxygen minimum zone
Circadian rhythms are not involved in the regulation of circannual reproductive cycles in a sub-tropical bird, the spotted munia
Ontogenetic investigation of underwater hearing capabilities in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) using a dual testing approach
Chronic stress alters concentrations of corticosterone receptors in a tissue-specific manner in wild house sparrows (Passer domesticus)
Variation in body condition during the post-moult foraging trip of southern elephant seals and its consequences on diving behaviour
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.
Crucial DNA at crux of insect wing size evolution
Keity Farfán-Pira and colleagues have revealed that a tiny region of regulatory DNA in the vestigial gene governs whether insect wings are large or small and has played a key role in the evolution of insect wing size.