Cover ImageCover: Predation attempt of a dusky cardinalfish, Phaeoptyx pigmenteria, on the luminescent ostracod Photeros annecohenae. The ostracod was expectorated, and is seen swimming away unharmed at the bottom of the luminescent cloud. Male P. annecohenae also use luminescence for highly complex courtship displays, and Rivers and Morin (pp. 2860−2868) discuss the relative costs of the mating and defensive displays. The image was taken using a specially built ÔcolourÕ-intensified camera, where light is split into two streams for two different image intensifiers, one sensitive to infrared to illuminate the organisms without detection, and the other to blue to simultaneously capture luminescence. Photo © Martin Dohrn, Ammonite Films.Close Modal
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METHODS & TECHNIQUES
Spectral tuning by selective chromophore uptake in rods and cones of eight populations of nine-spined stickleback (Pungitius pungitius)
Measuring airborne components of seismic body vibrations in a Middle-Asian sand-dwelling Insectivora species, the piebald shrew (Diplomesodon pulchellum)
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.