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Sonke Johnsen, Professor of Biology and Computational Media, Arts & Cultures and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Sonke Johnsen
Contact Info:
Office Location:  301 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-7321
Email Address: send me a message
Web Pages:  http://www.biology.duke.edu/johnsenlab/
http://opticsoflife.org/

Teaching (Fall 2019):

  • BIOLOGY 427S.01, SENSORY BIOLOGY Synopsis
    Bio Sci 155, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as NEUROSCI 427S.01)
Education:

Ph.D.University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill1996
B.A.Swarthmore College1988
Specialties:

Organismal Biology and Behavior
ecology
Ecology and Population Biology
fisheries and fish ecology
Evolution
marine science

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Eleanor Caves  
  • Kate Thomas  
  • Laura E. Bagge  
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Postdocs Mentored

  • Christine Bedore (May 01, 2013 - present)  
  • Karin Akre (April 01, 2013 - present)  
  • Yakir Gagnon (November 1, 2010 - July 01, 2013)  
  • Sarah Zylinski (November 1, 2009 - September 15, 2012)  
  • Sandra Cooke (September 1, 2008 - July 15, 2012)  
  • Dina Leech (September 1, 2001 - March 1, 2003)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Zipple, MN; Caves, EM; Green, PA; Peters, S; Johnsen, S; Nowicki, S, Categorical colour perception occurs in both signalling and non-signalling colour ranges in a songbird., Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 286 no. 1903 (May, 2019), pp. 20190524 [doi]  [abs]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]


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