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.
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 Glenn Tattersall
Glenn Tattersall talks about his fieldwork experiences using a thermal imaging camera in South Africa, the Galapagos Islands, Scotland and Brazil.
Find out more about the series in our Editorial and see below for more interviews.
Soft shock-absorbing structures in the human body, such as fat and internal organs, account for the majority of energy absorbed over the course of a stride
Soft tissue deformations explain most of the mechanical work variations of human walking by Tim J. van der Zee & Arthur D. Kuo
Reviews and Commentaries
The evolutionary and physiological significance of the Hif pathway in teleost fishes by Milica Mandic, William Joyce & Steve F. Perry
Sulfide metabolism and the mechanism of torpor by Birgitte S. Jensen &Angela Fago
The neuroethology of avian brood parasitism by Kathleen S. Lynch