Cover ImageCover: Closely related cichlids of Lake Malawi differ in male nuptial colouration, while females often appear less colourful to the human eye (from top, females appear in odd rows with conspecific males in even rows below). Dalton et al. (pp. 2243−2255) show that, according to cichlid visual systems, territorial males often have more conspicuous colours than conspecific females, supporting the hypothesis that sexual selection overpowers natural selection in the evolution of male, but not female, cichlid colouration. However, conspicuous female colours in several species raise questions about their behavioural role and the evolutionary processes creating them. Photos courtesy of Justin Marshall, Ad Konings and Brian Dalton.Close Modal
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Celebrating 100 years of discovery
We are proud to be celebrating 100 years of discovery in Journal of Experimental Biology. Visit our centenary webpage to find out more about how we are marking this historic milestone.
Craig Franklin launches our centenary celebrations
Editor-in-Chief Craig Franklin reflects on 100 years of JEB and looks forward to our centenary celebrations, including a supplementary special issue, a new early-career researcher interview series and the launch of our latest funding initiatives.
Looking back on the first issue of JEB
Journal of Experimental Biology launched in 1923 as The British Journal of Experimental Biology. As we celebrate our centenary, we look back at that first issue and the zoologists publishing their work in the new journal.
Biology Communication Workshop: Engaging the world in the excitement of research
We are delighted to be sponsoring a Biology Communication Workshop for early-career researchers as part of JEB’s centenary celebrations. The workshop focuses on how to effectively communicate your science to other researchers and the public and takes place the day before the CSZ annual meeting, on 14 May 2023. Find out more and apply here.
Mexican fruit flies wave for distraction
Dinesh Rao and colleagues have discovered that Mexican fruit flies vanish in a blur in the eyes of predatory spiders when they wave their wings at the arachnids, buying the flies time to make their escape.