Cover ImageCover: Humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) are a particularly vocal and surface active species of baleen whale (picture shows a breaching humpback whale). Dunlop and colleagues measured the behavioural response of humpback whales to playback of their own vocal sounds and an artificially generated tone (pp. 759−770). Behavioural response studies give a unique insight into how animals respond to their own vocal sounds and therefore help to determine the function of these sounds. Their response to anthropogenic sounds can be used to develop appropriate mitigation measures to minimise anthropogenic noise impacts. Photo credit: Humpback Acoustic Research Collaboration project, Peregian Beach, Australia, 2008.Close Modal
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Temperature-dependent sex determination modulates cardiovascular maturation in embryonic snapping turtles Chelydra serpentina
Multivariate analysis of behavioural response experiments in humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Low-pass filters and differential tympanal tuning in a paleotropical bushcricket with an unusually low frequency call
Phenotypic flexibility in migrating bats: seasonal variation in body composition, organ sizes and fatty acid profiles
Cellular damage as induced by high temperature is dependent on rate of temperature change – investigating consequences of ramping rates on molecular and organismal phenotypes in Drosophila melanogaster
Shelter availability, stress level and digestive performance in the aspic viper
Kinematics of the ribbon fin in hovering and swimming of the electric ghost knifefish
Mechanical and energetic scaling relationships of running gait through ontogeny in the ostrich (Struthio camelus)
Temperature-dependent behaviours are genetically variable in the nematode Caenorhabditis briggsae
Dietary composition regulates Drosophila mobility and cardiac physiology
Serotonergic and cholinergic elements of the hypoxic ventilatory response in developing zebrafish
Protein kinase A-dependent and -independent activation of the V-ATPase in Malpighian tubules of Aedes aegypti
Learning and memory in Rhodnius prolixus: habituation and aversive operant conditioning of the proboscis extension response
Differences in contractile behaviour between the soleus and medial gastrocnemius muscles during human walking
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.