Sonke Johnsen

Professor of Biology

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

Education

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

  • B.A., Swarthmore College 1988

Fitak, Robert R., Lorian E. Schweikert, Benjamin R. Wheeler, David A. Ernst, Kenneth J. Lohmann, and Sönke Johnsen. “Near absence of differential gene expression in the retina of rainbow trout after exposure to a magnetic pulse: implications for magnetoreception..” Biology Letters 14, no. 6 (June 2018). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0209. Full Text

Caves, Eleanor M., Patrick A. Green, and Sönke Johnsen. “Mutual visual signalling between the cleaner shrimp Ancylomenes pedersoni and its client fish..” Proceedings. Biological Sciences 285, no. 1881 (June 2018). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.0800. Full Text

Caves, Eleanor M., Nicholas C. Brandley, and Sönke Johnsen. “Visual Acuity and the Evolution of Signals..” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33, no. 5 (May 2018): 358–72. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2018.03.001. Full Text

Arniella, M. B., R. R. Fitak, and S. Johnsen. “Unmapped sequencing reads identify additional candidate genes linked to magnetoreception in rainbow trout.” Environmental Biology of Fishes 101, no. 5 (May 1, 2018): 711–21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-018-0731-5. Full Text

Schweikert, Lorian E., Robert R. Fitak, and Sönke Johnsen. “De novo transcriptomics reveal distinct phototransduction signaling components in the retina and skin of a color-changing vertebrate, the hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus)..” Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology 204, no. 5 (May 2018): 475–85. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00359-018-1254-4. Full Text

Caves, E. M., and S. Johnsen. “AcuityView: An r package for portraying the effects of visual acuity on scenes observed by an animal.” Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9, no. 3 (March 1, 2018): 793–97. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.12911. Full Text

Bracken-Grissom, H., E. Widder, S. Johnsen, C. Messing, and T. Frank. “Decapod diversity associated with deep-sea octocorals in the Gulf of Mexico.” Crustaceana 91, no. 10 (January 1, 2018): 1267–75. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685403-00003829. Full Text

Haddock, S. H. D., L. M. Christianson, W. R. Francis, S. Martini, C. W. Dunn, P. R. Pugh, C. E. Mills, et al. “Insights into the biodiversity, behavior, and bioluminescence of deep-sea organisms using molecular and maritime technology..” Oceanography 30, no. 4 (December 1, 2017): 38–47. https://doi.org/10.5670/OCEANOG.2017.422. Full Text

Fitak, Robert R., and Sönke Johnsen. “Bringing the analysis of animal orientation data full circle: model-based approaches with maximum likelihood..” The Journal of Experimental Biology 220, no. Pt 21 (November 2017): 3878–82. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.167056. Full Text

Bagge, Laura E., Stephen T. Kinsey, Justin Gladman, and Sönke Johnsen. “Transparent anemone shrimp (Ancylomenes pedersoni) become opaque after exercise and physiological stress in correlation with increased hemolymph perfusion..” The Journal of Experimental Biology 220, no. Pt 22 (November 2017): 4225–33. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.162362. Full Text

Pages

Caves, E. M., T. M. Frank, and S. Johnsen. “Colorblind colorful animals: Spectral sensitivity, temporal resolution, and spatial resolution in three species of cleaner shrimp.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55:E27–E27. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2015.

Palmer, G., and S. Johnsen. “By the light of the silvery moon: The effect of lunar phase on the color of twilight and its implications for animal behavior.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55:E138–E138. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2015.

Bedore, C. N., S. M. Kajiura, and S. J. Johnsen. “Bioelectric crypsis in cephalopods reduces detection by shark predators.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 54:E15–E15. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2014.

Bagge, L. E., W. M. Kier, and S. Johnsen. “Clearly camouflaged: muscle architecture in transparent shrimp.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 54:E9–E9. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2014.

Akre, K. L., and S. Johnsen. “Proportional psychophysics and the evolution of behavior: The broad influence of Weber's law.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 54:E4–E4. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2014.

Johnsen, S., E. Sawicka, R. Reynolds, and D. Stramski. “Through the looking glass: The structure of the oceanic light field and its implications for mirror-based camouflage.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 54:E102–E102. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2014.

Bagge, L. E., and S. Johnsen. “Looking at invisibility: anti-reflective structures and strategies in hyperiid amphipods.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 53:E242–E242. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2013.

Sweeney, A. M., S. Johnsen, Y. Gagnon, D. E. Morse, and D. Stramski. “Jurassic marine photonics: Squid dynamic iridescence and predation by large extinct marine reptiles.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 53:E210–E210. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2013.

Brandley, N. C., M. G. Johnson, and S. Johnsen. “Reduction of an aposematic signal: the role of microhabitat in North American black widows (Latrodectus).” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 53:E22–E22. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2013.

Gagnon, Y. L., and S. Johnsen. “Visual acuity in deep-sea fish and mollusks.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 53:E73–E73. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2013.

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