Journal of Experimental Biology is the leading primary research journal in comparative physiology and publishes papers on the form and function of living organisms at all levels of biological organisation, from the molecular and subcellular to the integrated whole animal.
Our authors and readers reflect a broad interdisciplinary group of scientists who study molecular, cellular and organismal physiology in an evolutionary and environmental context.
This special issue is dedicated to our growing understanding of the evolution of social behaviour: how individuals interact, how these interactions have produced the social structures that we see today and how they may evolve further. Covering species ranging from microbes, ants and termites to amphibians, rodents and birds, this series of Review articles also explores the radiation of social constructs from genomic evolution to the sophisticated social interactions that can emerge from relatively simple individual interactions throughout all taxa.
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In this video abstract, researchers at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, USA explain how a basic relationship links the motion of running to the ground forces. This relationship can be applied to enable practical, motion-based predictions of force–time patterns at essentially all speeds, regardless of foot-strike mechanics.
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