Cover ImageCover: A tethered honeybee male (drone, Apis mellifera) walks on an air-supported ball in front of two airflows providing different odorant stimulations. Using this walking simulator to study drones’ olfactory choice behavior under laboratory conditions, Brandstaetter et al. (pp. 1278−1285) show that drones are attracted not only to the major component dominating virgin queens’ sex pheromone, but also to the odor bouquet of other drones. This result may indicate the use of olfactory cues in the formation of drone congregation areas, discrete locations 10–40 m up in the air, in which several thousand drones gather for reproduction. Photo credit: F. Bastin.Close Modal
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A unique mode of tissue oxygenation and the adaptive radiation of teleost fishes
Evidence for vocal learning in juvenile male killer whales, Orcinus orca, from an adventitious cross-socializing experiment
Blood feeding induces hemocyte proliferation and activation in the African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae Giles
Temperature and UV-B-insensitive performance in tadpoles of the ornate burrowing frog: an ephemeral pond specialist
Differential effects of specific carotenoids on oxidative damage and immune response of gull chicks
Spontaneous unraveling of hagfish slime thread skeins is mediated by a seawater-soluble protein adhesive
Honeybee drones are attracted by groups of consexuals in a walking simulator
The smell of moulting: N-acetylglucosamino-1,5-lactone is a premoult biomarker and candidate component of the courtship pheromone in the urine of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus
Why do insects enter and recover from chill coma? Low temperature and high extracellular potassium compromise muscle function in Locusta migratoria
Measuring individual locomotor rhythms in honey bees, paper wasps and other similar-sized insects
Female but not male zebra finches adjust heat output in response to increased incubation demand
Role of axial muscles in powering mouth expansion during suction feeding in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)
Urea-based osmoregulation in the developing embryo of oviparous cartilaginous fish (Callorhinchus milii): contribution of the extraembryonic yolk sac during the early developmental period
Summit metabolism and metabolic expansibility in Wahlberg's epauletted fruit bats (Epomophorus wahlbergi): seasonal acclimatisation and effects of captivity
Temperature during embryonic development has persistent effects on metabolic enzymes in the muscle of zebrafish
Weakly electric fish display behavioral responses to envelopes naturally occurring during movement: implications for neural processing
Regulation of the Rana sylvatica brevinin-1SY antimicrobial peptide during development and in dorsal and ventral skin in response to freezing, anoxia and dehydration
Stress inhibition of melatonin synthesis in the pineal organ of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) is mediated by cortisol
Adjustments of global and local hindlimb properties during the terrestrial locomotion of the common quail (Coturnix coturnix)
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.