Cover ImageCover: A rainbow trout swims between two laser light sheets used for visualizing wake structures behind the dorsal and anal fins. Steady swimming kinematics show a phase lag between dorsal and anal fin maximum excursion (solid lines), as would be expected due to their position along the fish's oscillating body. However, hydrodynamic analysis shows minimal phase lag between jets released by dorsal and anal fins (arrows). The two fins release jets at different points in their oscillating cycle, thus helping reduce rolling instabilities during swimming. See article by E. M. Standen and G. V. Lauder, pp. 325−339. Photo by E. M. Standen.Close Modal
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Going wild: what a global small-animal tracking system could do for experimental biologists
The desert ant odometer: a stride integrator that accounts for stride length and walking speed
Suppression of water loss during adult diapause in the northern house mosquito, Culex pipiens
Afferent input modulates the chronic hypercapnia-induced increase in respiratory-related central pH/CO2 chemosensitivity in the cane toad (Bufo marinus)
The kinematics of multifunctionality: comparisons of biting and swallowing in Aplysia californica
Total body oxygen stores and physiological diving capacity of California sea lions as a function of sex and age
The energetic consequence of specific dynamic action in southern bluefin tuna Thunnus maccoyii
The predictive start of hunting archer fish: a flexible and precise motor pattern performed with the kinematics of an escape C-start
Experimental study of coordination patterns during unsteady locomotion in mammals
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.