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 - Chapel Hill 1996

  • B.A., Swarthmore College 1988

Tedore, Cynthia, and Sönke Johnsen. “Disentangling the visual cues used by a jumping spider to locate its microhabitat.The Journal of Experimental Biology 219, no. Pt 15 (August 2016): 2396–2401. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.129122. Full Text

Cronin, Thomas W., Yakir Luc Gagnon, Sönke Johnsen, N Justin Marshall, and Nicholas W. Roberts. “Comment on "Open-ocean fish reveal an omnidirectional solution to camouflage in polarized environments".Science (New York, N.Y.) 353, no. 6299 (August 2016): 552. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aaf4481. Full Text

Johnsen, Sönke, Yakir L. Gagnon, N Justin Marshall, Thomas W. Cronin, Viktor Gruev, and Samuel Powell. “Polarization vision seldom increases the sighting distance of silvery fish.Current Biology : Cb 26, no. 16 (August 2016): R752–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.07.030. Full Text

Wilkins, Lucas, N Justin Marshall, Sönke Johnsen, and D. Osorio. “Modelling colour constancy in fish: implications for vision and signalling in water.The Journal of Experimental Biology 219, no. Pt 12 (June 2016): 1884–92. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.139147. Full Text

Johnsen, Sönke. “How to measure color using spectrometers and calibrated photographs.The Journal of Experimental Biology 219, no. Pt 6 (March 2016): 772–78. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.124008. Full Text

Zylinski, Sarah, D. Osorio, and Sonke Johnsen. “Cuttlefish see shape from shading, fine-tuning coloration in response to pictorial depth cues and directional illumination.Proceedings. Biological Sciences 283, no. 1826 (March 2016): 20160062. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.0062. Full Text

Caves, Eleanor M., Tamara M. Frank, and Sönke Johnsen. “Spectral sensitivity, spatial resolution and temporal resolution and their implications for conspecific signalling in cleaner shrimp.The Journal of Experimental Biology 219, no. Pt 4 (February 2016): 597–608. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.122275. Full Text Open Access Copy

Brandley, N., M. Johnson, and S. Johnsen. “Aposematic signals in North American black widows are more conspicuous to predators than to prey.” Behavioral Ecology 27, no. 4 (January 1, 2016): 1104–12. https://doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arw014. Full Text

Costello, M Joseph, Lisa A. Brennan, Ashik Mohamed, Kurt O. Gilliland, Sönke Johnsen, and Marc Kantorow. “Identification and Ultrastructural Characterization of a Novel Nuclear Degradation Complex in Differentiating Lens Fiber Cells.Plos One 11, no. 8 (2016): e0160785. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0160785. Full Text

Bedore, Christine N., Stephen M. Kajiura, and Sönke Johnsen. “Freezing behaviour facilitates bioelectric crypsis in cuttlefish faced with predation risk.Proceedings. Biological Sciences 282, no. 1820 (December 2015): 20151886. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1886. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pages

Speiser, D., Y. L. Gagnon, R. K. Chhetri, A. L. Oldenburg, and S. Johnsen. “Optical coherence tomography (OCT) reveals that scallop eyes may have bifocal optics.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 52:E165–E165. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2012.

Zylinski, S., and S. Johnsen. “CAMOUFLAGE WITHOUT COMPROMISE: CEPHALOPODS SWITCH BETWEEN TRANSPARENCY AND PIGMENTATION TO OPTIMIZE CRYPSIS IN THE DEEP.” In Journal of Shellfish Research, 30:1023–1023. NATL SHELLFISHERIES ASSOC, 2011.

Speiser, D., and S. Johnsen. “Seeing through rocks: Chitons use calcium carbonate lenses to form images.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51:E130–E130. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2011.

Baldwin, Fergus J. L., and S. Johnsen. “When love is blind: Vision constrained by molting during mating in the female blue crab.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51:E6–E6. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2011.

Johnsen, S., and N. J. Marshall. “Using sunglasses to find the best burger in town: Polarization vision as a camouflage breaker in pelagic predators.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51:E64–E64. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2011.

Baldwin, J. L., and S. Johnsen. “Does this color make my claws look phat? Evaluating claw color preferences in male blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50:E7–E7. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2010.

Johnsen, S., and S. H. D. Haddock. “A glowing benthic animal is hard to find: A photographic and spectroscopic survey of bioluminescence on the deep-sea floor.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50:E83–E83. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2010.

Bhandiwad, A. A., and S. Johnsen. “Now you see it, now you don't: the effects of salinity and temperature on the transparency of the ghost shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50:E205–E205. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2010.

Speiser, D., E. R. Loew, and S. Johnsen. “Spectral sensitivity of the concave mirror eyes of scallops: The influence of habitat and longitudinal chromatic aberration.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50:E166–E166. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2010.

Costello, M. J., S. Johnsen, K. O. Gilliland, S. Metlapally, and D. Balasubramanian. “Direct Evidence for Spherical Multilamellar Bodies as Sources of Excess Light Scattering in Human Age-Related Nuclear Cataracts.” In Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Vol. 51. ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC, 2010.

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