Sonke Johnsen, Professor  

Sonke Johnsen

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
B.A., Swarthmore College, 1988

Office Location: 301 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-7321
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Organismal Biology and Behavior
Ecology and Population Biology

Research Categories: Comparative physiology; focusing on vision, crypsis, optics, and bioluminescence in the open ocean

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  1. Marshall, NJ; Powell, SB; Cronin, TW; Caldwell, RL; Johnsen, S; Gruev, V; Chiou, T-HS; Roberts, NW; How, MJ, Polarisation signals: a new currency for communication., The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 222 no. Pt 3 (February, 2019) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Ritschard, EA; Fitak, RR; Simakov, O; Johnsen, S, Genomic signatures of G-protein-coupled receptor expansions reveal functional transitions in the evolution of cephalopod signal transduction., Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 286 no. 1897 (February, 2019), pp. 20182929 [doi]  [abs].
  3. Foster, JJ; Kirwan, JD; El Jundi, B; Smolka, J; Khaldy, L; Baird, E; Byrne, MJ; Nilsson, D-E; Johnsen, S; Dacke, M, Orienting to polarized light at night - matching lunar skylight to performance in a nocturnal beetle., The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 222 no. Pt 2 (January, 2019) [doi]  [abs].
  4. Schweikert, LE; Fitak, RR; Caves, EM; Sutton, TT; Johnsen, S, Spectral sensitivity in ray-finned fishes: diversity, ecology and shared descent., The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol. 221 no. Pt 23 (November, 2018) [doi]  [abs].
  5. Schweikert, LE; Caves, EM; Solie, SE; Sutton, TT; Johnsen, S, Variation in rod spectral sensitivity of fishes is best predicted by habitat and depth., Journal of Fish Biology (November, 2018) [doi]  [abs].