Cover ImageCover: The diving bell spider, Argyroneta aquatica, spends practically its entire life underwater in ponds throughout Europe and Asia. The species constructs a gas-filled diving bell suspended underwater in a web of silk fibers between aquatic plants where it also feeds (picture) and lays eggs. The gas within the diving bell is replenished with air brought from the surface. R. S. Seymour and S. K. Hetz (pp. 2175−2181) examined the gas transfer between the water and diving bell and found that oxygen uptake from the water satisfies most of the metabolic demands, and replenishment is rare, even in warm, stagnant water. Photo, Stefan K. Hetz.Close Modal
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Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signalling and genome-wide transcriptional regulation in fast muscle of zebrafish following a single-satiating meal
Decreased hydrophobicity of iridescent feathers: a potential cost of shiny plumage
Physiological adaptation of an Antarctic Na+/K+-ATPase to the cold
Perch size and structure have species-dependent effects on the arboreal locomotion of rat snakes and boa constrictors
Energetics of burrowing by the cirratulid polychaete Cirriformia moorei
Constraints on the adhesion of viscous threads spun by orb-weaving spiders: the tensile strength of glycoprotein glue exceeds its adhesion
Hypothalamic neuropeptides, not leptin sensitivity, contributes to the hyperphagia in lactating Brandt's voles, Lasiopodomys brandtii
Microstome–macrostome transformation in the polymorphic ciliate Tetrahymena vorax leads to mechanosensitivity associated with prey-capture behaviour
Dive behaviour impacts the ability of heart rate to predict oxygen consumption in Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) foraging at depth
Optimal walking speed following changes in limb geometry
Characteristics of vortex formation and thrust performance in drag-based paddling propulsion
Survival and energetic costs of repeated cold exposure in the Antarctic midge, Belgica antarctica: a comparison between frozen and supercooled larvae
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.
Crucial DNA at crux of insect wing size evolution
Keity Farfán-Pira and colleagues have revealed that a tiny region of regulatory DNA in the vestigial gene governs whether insect wings are large or small and has played a key role in the evolution of insect wing size.