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

Widder, E. A., and S. Johnsen. “3D spatial point patterns of bioluminescent plankton: A map of the 'mine field'.” Journal of Plankton Research 22, no. 3 (March 1, 2000): 409–20.

Johnsen, S. “Transparent animals..” Scientific American 282, no. 2 (February 2000): 80–89. https://doi.org/10.1038/scientificamerican0200-80. Full Text

Johnsen, S., and W. M. Kier. “Shade-seeking behaviour under polarized light by the brittlestar Ophioderma brevispinum (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea).” Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 79, no. 4 (August 1, 1999): 761–63. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315498000940. Full Text

Widder, E. A., S. Johnsen, S. A. Bernstein, J. F. Case, and D. J. Neilson. “Thin layers of bioluminescent copepods found at density discontinuities in the water column.” Marine Biology 134, no. 3 (August 1, 1999): 429–37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002270050559. Full Text

Johnsen, S., and E. A. Widder. “The physical basis of transparency in biological tissue: Ultrastructure and the minimization of light scattering.” Journal of Theoretical Biology 199, no. 2 (July 21, 1999): 181–98. https://doi.org/10.1006/jtbi.1999.0948. Full Text

Johnsen, S., E. J. Balser, and E. A. Widder. “Light-emitting suckers in an octopus.” Nature 398, no. 6723 (March 11, 1999): 113–14.

Johnsen, S., E. J. Balser, E. C. Fisher, and E. A. Widder. “Bioluminescence in the deep-sea cirrate octopod Stauroteuthis syrtensis verrill (Mollusca: Cephalopoda).” Biological Bulletin 197, no. 1 (January 1, 1999): 26–39. https://doi.org/10.2307/1542994. Full Text

Johnsen, S., and E. A. Widder. “Transparency and visibility of gelatinous zooplankton from the Northwestern Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico.” Biological Bulletin 195, no. 3 (January 1, 1998): 337–48. https://doi.org/10.2307/1543145. Full Text

Johnsen, S., and W. M. Kier. “Damage due to solar ultraviolet radiation in the brittlestar Ophioderma brevispinum (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea).” Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 78, no. 2 (January 1, 1998): 681–84. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315400041758. Full Text

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