Celebrating 90 Years of Journal of Comparative Physiology B: 1924 - 2014

A Message from the Editor-in-Chief:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Heldmaier, Editor-in-Chief

Dear Colleague,

The Journal of Comparative Physiology B Journal was founded in 1924 as “Zeitschrift für vergleichende Physiologie“ by Karl von Frisch (Nobel laureate 1973) and Alfred Kühn. In 1977 the Journal changed its name to Journal of Comparative Physiology and in 1984 it was split into two parts, JCPA covering neurobiology and JCPB covering metabolic physiology. Up to now 184 volumes with 7432 articles were published.

JCPB has always supported an integrative approach to animal physiology where all levels of organization are addressed, from animal behavior through molecules underlying this behavior. We continue this tradition to maintain JCPB as an attractive journal for high-quality papers and novel developments in comparative physiology.

Find out more about the history of JCP-B in the Editorial published in the January issue 2014 (Volume 184, Issue 1) and read articles which will tell you more about the journal’s aims and scope.

Yours sincerely,

Gerhard Heldmaier

Editor in Chief


90 Years Journal of Comparative Physiology

January 2014, Volume 184, Issue 1, pp 1-3

Gerhard Heldmaier, 

Hannah V. Carey,

Ian D. Hume

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Dioxin: a review of its environmental effects and its aryl hydrocarbon receptor biology

May 2005, Volume 175, Issue 4, pp 221-230

Prabir K. Mandal

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The influence of climate on the basal metabolic rate of small mammals: a slow-fast metabolic continuum

March 2003, Volume 173, Issue 2, pp 87-112

B. G. Lovegrove

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Origin and evolution of arthropod hemocyanins and related proteins

February 2002, Volume 172, Issue 2, pp 95-107

T. Burmester

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Specific dynamic action: a review of the postprandial metabolic response

January 2009, Volume 179, Issue 1, pp 1-56

Stephen M. Secor

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Insect chitin synthases: a review

January 2006, Volume 176, Issue 1, pp 1-15

Hans Merzendorfer

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Distribution and origin of steroid hormones in the yolk of Japanese quail eggs (Coturnix coturnix japonica)

June 2003, Volume 173, Issue 4, pp 327-331

R. Hackl,

V. Bromundt,

J. Daisley,

K. Kotrschal,

E. Möstl

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Negligible senescence in the longest living rodent, the naked mole-rat: insights from a successfully aging species

May 2008, Volume 178, Issue 4, pp 439-445

Rochelle Buffenstein

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Phenotypic flexibility in basal metabolic rate and the changing view of avian physiological diversity: a review

March 2008, Volume 178, Issue 3, pp 235-247

Andrew E. McKechnie

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Correlates of oxidative stress in wild kestrel nestlings (Falco tinnunculus)

May 2006, Volume 176, Issue 4, pp 329-337

David Costantini,

Stefania Casagrande,

Stefania De Filippis,

Gianfranco Brambilla,

Alberto Fanfani,

James Tagliavini,

Giacomo Dell’Omo

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Limits to sustained energy intake IX: a review of hypotheses

August 2005, Volume 175, Issue 6, pp 375-394

John R. Speakman,

Elżbieta Król

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Mechanisms of heavy-metal sequestration and detoxification in crustaceans: a review

August 2004, Volume 174, Issue 6, pp 439-452

G. A. Ahearn,

P. K. Mandal,

A. Mandal

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How insects survive the cold: molecular mechanisms - a review

November 2008, Volume 178, Issue 8, pp 917-933

Melody S. Clark,

M. Roger Worland

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Hibernation in the tropics: lessons from a primate

April 2005, Volume 175, Issue 3, pp 147-155

Kathrin H. Dausmann,

Julian Glos,

Jörg U. Ganzhorn,

Gerhard Heldmaier

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Radiant heat affects thermoregulation and energy expenditure during rewarming from torpor

February 2003, Volume 173, Issue 1, pp 55-60

F. Geiser,

R. L. Drury

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Reversible depression of transcription during hibernation

July 2002, Volume 172, Issue 5, pp 355-361

F. van Breukelen,

S. Martin

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Shifts in the carbohydrate, polyol, and amino acid pools during rapid cold-hardening and diapause-associated cold-hardening in flesh flies (Sarcophaga crassipalpis): a metabolomic comparison

October 2007, Volume 177, Issue 7, pp 753-763

M. Robert Michaud,

David L. Denlinger

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Seasonal thermoregulatory responses in mammals

May 2005, Volume 175, Issue 4, pp 231-247

Barry G. Lovegrove

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Defining torpor in free-ranging bats: experimental evaluation of external temperature-sensitive radiotransmitters and the concept of active temperature

July 2003, Volume 173, Issue 5, pp 379-389

C. K. R. Willis,

R. M. Brigham

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The environmental physiology of Antarctic terrestrial nematodes: a review

November 2003, Volume 173, Issue 8, pp 621-628

D. A. Wharton

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Comparative aspects of natriuretic peptide physiology in non-mammalian vertebrates: a review

April 2004, Volume 174, Issue 3, pp 189-204

T. Toop,

J. A. Donald

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