Cover ImageCover: Alpine marmots, Marmota marmota, have a sophisticated social structure that makes them an ideal model for the study of individual variation in coping style in wild populations. Costantini et al. (pp.374−383) show how individuals in Gran Paradiso National Park (Italy) differ in the way they cope with stress along a proactive−reactive axis. These different coping styles are accompanied by different baseline and stress-induced plasma oxidative statuses, and cortisol might be one mediator of such differences. The study highlights an exciting perspective for studies on mechanisms underlying variation in individual life-history strategies and fitness among different behavioural phenotypes. Photo: Caterina Ferrari.
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Mechanisms underlying rhythmic locomotion: interactions between activation, tension and body curvature waves
Total recoil: perch compliance alters jumping performance and kinematics in green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis)
Functional properties and cell type specific distribution of Ih channels in leech neurons
Muscular tissues of the squid Doryteuthis pealeii express identical myosin heavy chain isoforms: an alternative mechanism for tuning contractile speed
Performance and three-dimensional kinematics of bipedal lizards during obstacle negotiation
High-altitude diving in river otters: coping with combined hypoxic stresses
Evidence for damage-dependent hygienic behaviour towards Varroa destructor-parasitised brood in the western honey bee, Apis mellifera
Constitutive immune function in European starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, is decreased immediately after an endurance flight in a wind tunnel
Revisiting the effects of crowding and feeding in the gulf toadfish, Opsanus beta: the role of Rhesus glycoproteins in nitrogen metabolism and excretion
Interactions between cortisol and Rhesus glycoprotein expression in ureogenic toadfish, Opsanus beta
The effects of asymmetric length trajectories on the initial mechanical efficiency of mouse soleus muscles
Hearing with an atympanic ear: good vibration and poor sound-pressure detection in the royal python, Python regius
Localization of the bioadhesive precursors of the sandcastle worm, Phragmatopoma californica (Fewkes)
Influence of periodic heartbeat reversal and abdominal movements on hemocoelic and tracheal pressure in resting blowflies Calliphora vicina
Interplay between plasma oxidative status, cortisol and coping styles in wild alpine marmots, Marmota marmota
Pregnancy is a drag: hydrodynamics, kinematics and performance in pre- and post-parturition bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)
Meet the JEB Editors @ SEB 2023
Come and meet the JEB team at the Society for Experimental Biology centenary conference from 4-7 July in Edinburgh, UK. Visit exhibition stand 13/15 to pick up JEB centenary goodies, including our new ‘100 years of discovery’ T shirt, and join our Meet the JEB Editors event on Thursday 6 July at 12.30 at Platform 5 to find out more about the journal and chat to Editors including EiC Craig Franklin, Monitoring Editors Sanjay Sane, Trish Schulte and John Terblanche and the in-house News and Reviews team.
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 Katie Gilmour
Katie Gilmour tells us how she first encountered the JEB Editorial team as a graduate student at the University of Cambridge, UK, and how she would like to have a Star Trek tricorder to monitor fish non-invasively in the field.
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.
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.