Cover ImageCover: Above Ctenophorus femoralis eyeballs the camera, while below Ctenophorus caudicinctus is shown in full bipedal flight (photos by Christofer J. Clemente). These Australian dragon lizards are one group of animals capable of bipedal locomotion, along with birds, dinosaurs and primates. Running bipedally was positively related to body size and the proximity of the body centre of mass to the hip, but negatively related to running endurance. Speed was not higher for bipedal strides, but acceleration was. For these lizards, bipedal running seems to occur when lizards accelerate over a certain threshold (see article by Clemente et al., pp. 2058-2065).Close Modal
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Navigational abilities of homing pigeons deprived of olfactory or trigeminally mediated magnetic information when young
Why go bipedal? Locomotion and morphology in Australian agamid lizards
Modulation, individual variation and the role of lingual sensory afferents in the control of prey transport in the lizard Pogona vitticeps
The responses of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.) to ultrasound-emitting predators: stress, behavioural changes or debilitation?
The morphology and mechanical sensitivity of lateral line receptors in zebrafish larvae (Danio rerio)
Cold rearing improves cold-flight performance in Drosophila viachanges in wing morphology
Front leg movements and tibial motoneurons underlying auditory steering in the cricket (Gryllus bimaculatus deGeer)
Effects of exogenous thyroid hormones on visual pigment composition in coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)
Vocal fold elasticity of the Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus elaphus nelsoni) – producing high fundamental frequency vocalization with a very long vocal fold
Cell-mediated immune activation rapidly decreases plasma carotenoids but does not affect oxidative stress in red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa)
A novel inwardly rectifying K+ channel, Kir2.5, is upregulated under chronic cold stress in fish cardiac myocytes
Expression of myogenic regulatory factors in the muscle-derived electric organ of Sternopygus macrurus
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.