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Journal of Comparative Physiology B

Journal of Comparative Physiology B

Biochemical, Systems, and Environmental Physiology

Editor-in-Chief: Gerhard Heldmaier

ISSN: 0174-1578 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-136X (electronic version)

Journal no. 360

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

A Message from the 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

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

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

Origin and evolution of arthropod hemocyanins and related proteins 

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

T. Burmester

Specific dynamic action: a review of the postprandial metabolic response 

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

Stephen M. Secor

Insect chitin synthases: a review 

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

Hans Merzendorfer

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

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

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

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

Limits to sustained energy intake IX: a review of hypotheses 

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

John R. Speakman,
Elżbieta Król

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

How insects survive the cold: molecular mechanisms - a review 

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

Melody S. Clark,
M. Roger Worland

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

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

Reversible depression of transcription during hibernation 

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

F. van Breukelen,
S. Martin

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

Seasonal thermoregulatory responses in mammals 

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

Barry G. Lovegrove

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

The environmental physiology of Antarctic terrestrial nematodes: a review 

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

D. A. Wharton

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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