Sonke Johnsen, Professor  

Sonke Johnsen

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
BA with Distinction (highest honor), Swarthmore College, 1988

Office Location: BioSci: 301
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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Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Muchhala, N., Johnsen, S. and S. D. Smith, Competition for hummingbird pollination and the evolution of flower color diversity in Andean Solanaceae, Evolution, vol. 68 (2014), pp. 2275-2286 .
  2. Dougherty, L. F., Johnsen, S., Caldwell, R. L., and N. J. Marshall, A dynamic broadband reflector built from microscopic silica spheres in the "disco" clam Ctenoides ales, Proceedings of the Royal Society: Interface, vol. 11 (2014), pp. 20140407 .
  3. Cronin, T. W., Johnsen, S., Marshall, N. J. and E. J. Warrant, Visual Ecology (2014), Princeton Press .
  4. Johnsen, S., Gassmann, E., Reynolds, R. A., Stramski, D., and C. D. Mobley, The asymmetry of the underwater horizontal light field and its implications for mirror-based camouflage in silvery pelagic fish, Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 59 (2014), pp. 1839–1852 .
  5. Palmer, G., and S. Johnsen, Downwelling spectral irradiance during evening twilight as a function of the lunar phase, Applied Optics (Accepted, 2014) .