Journal of Vertebrate Biology

 open access journal 
Institute of Vertebrate Biology
Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Journal Overview

The Journal of Vertebrate Biology (formerly Folia Zoologica, founded in 1938) publishes high-quality original research papers of broad interest. The Journal welcomes papers on the behaviour, ecology, physiology, anatomy, developmental biology, taxonomy, and evolution of vertebrates, including research at the interface of these disciplines.

Latest Articles

The ecological effects of livestock guarding dogs (LGDs) on target and non-target wildlife
Bethany R. SMITH, Richard W. YARNELL, Antonio UZAL and Katherine WHITEHOUSE-TEDD
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2020, 69(3): 20103 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.20103
Published on: 2 December 2020

Reducing livestock-carnivore conflict on rural farms using local livestock guarding dogs

Leanne K. VAN DER WEYDE, Morulaganyi KOKOLE, Connie MODISE, Balekanye MBINDA, Phale SEELE and Rebecca KLEIN
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2020, 69(3): 20090 DOI:10.25225/jvb.20090
Published on: 1 December 2020

Interactions between livestock guarding dogs and wolves in the southern French Alps

Jean-Marc LANDRY, Jean-Luc BORELLI and Marine DROUILLY
J. Vertebr. Biol. 2020, 69(3): 20078 DOI: 10.25225/jvb.20078
Published on: 1 December 2020

Editors' profiles


Carl Smith

Vladimír Bejček

ISSN 2694-7684

Abbreviation: J. Vertebr. Biol.

Benefits to authors

  • Open Access
  • No publication charges
  • Rapid reviewing
  • No formatting required for initial submission
  • Assistance with English correction for non-native speakers

Biennial Report

Biennial report is a traditional publication of the Institute of Vertebrate Biology (IVB). The major goal of this report is to provide both a representative overview of the extensive range of research activities undertaken at the IVB and to inform the reader about the most important news and events, all in a style that is fully accessible to the interested layperson