Cover ImageCover: The cover shows the female harbour porpoise Freja waiting for a fish (photograph by Florian Graner (c)Fjord&Bælt). U. K. Verfuß, L. A. Miller, P. K. D. Pilz and H.-U. Schnitzler (pp. 823-834) investigated the echolocation behaviour of two trained harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) during foraging. The echolocation click sequences could be divided into search and approach phases. During search, a distance-dependent decrease in click interval indicated landmark orientation. After detecting the fish, in the initial approach phase, the porpoises kept a constant mean click interval. Shortly before the catch, during the terminal approach, they reduced the click interval to minimum values.Close Modal
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Expression of a poriferan potassium channel: insights into the evolution of ion channels in metazoans
Locomotor–feeding coupling during prey capture in a lizard(Gerrhosaurus major): effects of prehension mode
Hemoglobin enhances oxygen uptake in larval zebrafish (Danio rerio) but only under conditions of extreme hypoxia
Diving into old age: muscular senescence in a large-bodied, long-lived mammal, the Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii)
Seawater Ca2+ concentration influences solar orientation in Talitrus saltator (Crustacea, Amphipoda)
Freeze tolerance, supercooling points and ice formation: comparative studies on the subzero temperature survival of limno-terrestrial tardigrades
Phenotypic flexibility of traits related to energy acquisition in mice divergently selected for basal metabolic rate (BMR)
Yolk androgens and the development of avian immunity: an experiment in jackdaws (Corvus monedula)
Silent tidbitting in male fowl, Gallus gallus: a referential visual signal with multiple functions
The effects of thermally induced gill remodeling on ionocyte distribution and branchial chloride fluxes in goldfish (Carassius auratus)
Costs and benefits of increased weapon size differ between sexes of the slender crayfish, Cherax dispar
Dual roles of glucose in the freeze-tolerant earthworm Dendrobaena octaedra: cryoprotection and fuel for metabolism
Roles of PER immunoreactive neurons in circadian rhythms and photoperiodism in the blow fly, Protophormia terraenovae
Ammonia transport in cultured gill epithelium of freshwater rainbow trout: the importance of Rhesus glycoproteins and the presence of an apical Na+/NH4+ exchange complex
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.