Cover ImageCover: Many basidiomycete fungi, such as this edible Agaricus, have evolved a unique mechanism to release the millions of spores produced within the mushroom cap. Spores are ejected one at the time when a tiny drop of water fuses onto the spore surface. As seen in the background, the constant rain of spores creates a beautiful imprint of the delicate lamellate structure of the mushroom cap. Noblin, Yang and Dumais (pp. 2835−2843) explain how the surface tension of water provides the energy necessary to set the spores in motion. Photo by Jacques Dumais.Close Modal
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Kinematics, hydrodynamics and force production of pleopods suggest jet-assisted walking in the American lobster (Homarus americanus)
Bone strength is maintained after 8 months of inactivity in hibernating golden-mantled ground squirrels, Spermophilus lateralis
Fat head: an analysis of head and neck insulation in the leatherback turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
Photoreactivation is the main repair pathway for UV-induced DNA damage in coral planulae
Thermo-sensitive response based on the membrane fluidity adaptation in Paramecium multimicronucleatum
Sugar feeding via trehalose haemolymph concentration affects sex pheromone production in mated Heliothis virescens moths
Cold acclimation in Peromyscus: individual variation and sex effects in maximum and daily metabolism, organ mass and body composition
Cyclomorphosis in Tardigrada: adaptation to environmental constraints
A comparative study of cellulase and hemicellulase activities of brackish water clam Corbicula japonica with those of other marine Veneroida bivalves
Are stress hormone levels a good proxy of foraging success? An experiment with King Penguins, Aptenodytes patagonicus
Expression and functional characterization of four aquaporin water channels from the European eel (Anguilla anguilla)
Osmoregulation and salinity tolerance in the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica: seawater exposure confers enhanced tolerance to freezing and dehydration
Metabolic correlates of selection on aerobic capacity in laboratory mice:a test of the model for the evolution of endothermy
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.