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Sonke Johnsen, Professor of Biology

Sonke Johnsen
Contact Info:
Office Location:  BioSci: 301
Office Phone:  (919) 660-7321
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:  http://www.biology.duke.edu/johnsenlab/

Teaching (Fall 2018):

  • BIOLOGY 427S.01, SENSORY BIOLOGY Synopsis
    Bio Sci 144, 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 M. 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. Caves, EM; Green, PA; Zipple, MN; Peters, S; Johnsen, S; Nowicki, S, Categorical perception of colour signals in a songbird., Nature, vol. 560 no. 7718 (August, 2018), pp. 365-367 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Dreyer, D; Frost, B; Mouritsen, H; G√ľnther, A; Green, K; Whitehouse, M; Johnsen, S; Heinze, S; Warrant, E, The Earth's Magnetic Field and Visual Landmarks Steer Migratory Flight Behavior in the Nocturnal Australian Bogong Moth., Current Biology : Cb, vol. 28 no. 13 (July, 2018), pp. 2160-2166.e5 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Fitak, RR; Johnsen, S, Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) population history indicates important demographic changes near the mid-Pleistocene transition, Marine Biology, vol. 165 no. 7 (July, 2018) [doi]
  4. Fitak, RR; Schweikert, LE; Wheeler, BR; Ernst, DA; Lohmann, KJ; Johnsen, S, Near absence of differential gene expression in the retina of rainbow trout after exposure to a magnetic pulse: implications for magnetoreception., Biology Letters, vol. 14 no. 6 (June, 2018) [doi]  [abs]
  5. Caves, EM; Green, PA; Johnsen, S, Mutual visual signalling between the cleaner shrimp Ancylomenes pedersoni and its client fish., Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 285 no. 1881 (June, 2018) [doi]  [abs]


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