Sonke Johnsen

Professor of Biology

301 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 660-7321


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1996

  • B.A., Swarthmore College 1988

Taylor, BK, Johnsen, S, and Lohmann, KJ. "Detection of magnetic field properties using distributed sensing: a computational neuroscience approach." Bioinspiration & biomimetics 12, no. 3 (May 19, 2017): 036013-. Full Text

Caves, EM, Sutton, TT, and Johnsen, S. "Visual acuity in ray-finned fishes correlates with eye size and habitat." The Journal of experimental biology 220, no. Pt 9 (May 2017): 1586-1596. Full Text Open Access Copy

Cronin, TW, Fasick, JI, Schweikert, LE, Johnsen, S, Kezmoh, LJ, and Baumgartner, MF. "Coping with copepods: do right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) forage visually in dark waters?." Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 372, no. 1717 (April 2017). Full Text

Thomas, KN, Robison, BH, and Johnsen, S. "Two eyes for two purposes: in situ evidence for asymmetric vision in the cockeyed squids Histioteuthis heteropsis and Stigmatoteuthis dofleini." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 372, no. 1717 (April 2017). Full Text

Fitak, RR, Wheeler, BR, Ernst, DA, Lohmann, KJ, and Johnsen, S. "Candidate genes mediating magnetoreception in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)." Biology letters 13, no. 4 (April 2017). Full Text

Tedore, C, and Johnsen, S. "Using RGB displays to portray color realistic imagery to animal eyes." Current Zoology 63, no. 1 (February 2017): 27-34. Full Text

Cronin, TW, and Johnsen, S. "Extraocular, Non-Visual, and Simple Photoreceptors: An Introduction to the Symposium." Integrative and comparative biology 56, no. 5 (November 2016): 758-763. Full Text

Speiser, DI, Gagnon, YL, Chhetri, RK, Oldenburg, AL, and Johnsen, S. "Examining the Effects of Chromatic Aberration, Object Distance, and Eye Shape on Image-Formation in the Mirror-Based Eyes of the Bay Scallop Argopecten irradians." Integrative and Comparative Biology 56, no. 5 (November 2016): 796-808. Full Text

Bagge, LE, Osborn, KJ, and Johnsen, S. "Nanostructures and Monolayers of Spheres Reduce Surface Reflections in Hyperiid Amphipods." Current biology : CB 26, no. 22 (November 2016): 3071-3076. Full Text