Cover ImageCover: Fiddler crabs (genus Uca) have impressive social interactions, including displays that involve movements of the males greatly enlarged major claw. These displays probably involve motion cues, contrast against backgrounds, and color cues on the claw and possibly also other body parts. The visual pigments and associated screening pigments in main photoreceptors of four species of fiddler crabs (males pictured here) have now been described, permitting quantitative studies of the visual worlds of fiddlers (see article by J. M. Jordão, T. W. Cronin and R. F. Oliveira, pp. 447−453). Photographs by F. Fiol (University of Maryland Baltimore County) and J. Wilson (Australian National University).Close Modal
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AN INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO ANIMAL LIFE: Comparative Developmental Physiology – Contributions, Tools, and Trends
Hair plate mechanoreceptors associated with body segments are not necessary for three-dimensional path integration in desert ants, Cataglyphis fortis
Active space of a movement-based signal: response to the Jacky dragon(Amphibolurus muricatus) display is sensitive to distance, but independent of orientation
Serotonin stimulates [Ca2+]i elevation in ciliary ectodermal cells of echinoplutei through a serotonin receptor cell network in the blastocoel
Relationship between n-3 PUFA content and energy metabolism in the flight muscles of a migrating shorebird: evidence for natural doping
Effects of extracellular changes on spontaneous heart rate of normoxia-and anoxia-acclimated turtles (Trachemys scripta)
Dimorphic sperm and the unlikely route to fertilisation in the yellow seahorse
Cu2+ and acute thermal stress induce protective events via the p38-MAPK signalling pathway in the perfused Rana ridibunda heart
Spectral sensitivity of four species of fiddler crabs (Uca pugnax, Uca pugilator, Uca vomeris and Uca tangeri) measured by in situ microspectrophotometry
Neuroethology of female preference in the synchronously singing bushcricket Mecopoda elongata (Tettigoniidae; Orthoptera): why do followers call at all?
Effect of maternal myostatin antibody on offspring growth performance and body composition in mice
Predicting the energy cost of terrestrial locomotion: a test of the LiMb model in humans and quadrupeds
Thermogenesis, food intake and serum leptin in cold-exposed lactating Brandt's voles Lasiopodomys brandtii
The interaction of CO2 concentration and spatial location on O2 flux and mass transport in the freshwater macrophytes Vallisneria spiralis and V. americana
Mechanics of dog walking compared with a passive, stiff-limbed, 4-bar linkage model, and their collisional implications
Trimethylamine oxide suppresses stress-induced alteration of organic anion transport in choroid plexus
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.