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 - Chapel Hill 1996

  • B.A., Swarthmore College 1988

Leech, D. M., and S. Johnsen. “UV vision and the Feeding Ecology of Juvenile Bluegill Sunfish, Lepomis machrochirus.Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 63 (2006): 2183–90.

Johnsen, Sönke, and Kenneth J. Lohmann. “The physics and neurobiology of magnetoreception.Nature Reviews. Neuroscience 6, no. 9 (September 2005): 703–12. Full Text

Johnsen, Sönke. “The red and the black: bioluminescence and the color of animals in the deep sea.Integrative and Comparative Biology 45, no. 2 (April 2005): 234–46. Full Text

Weissburg, M. J., H. I. Browman, D. M. Fields, J. M. Hemmi, J. Zeil, D. M. Higgs, S. Johnsen, et al. “Sensory biology: Linking the internal and external ecologies of marine organisms.” Marine Ecology Progress Series 287 (February 18, 2005): 263–307. Full Text

Johnsen, S. “Visual ecology on the high seas.” Marine Ecology Progress Series 287 (January 1, 2005): 281–85.

Marsili, Stefania, Rudolf I. Salganik, Craig D. Albright, Christopher D. Freel, Sonke Johnsen, Robert L. Peiffer, and M Joseph Costello. “Cataract formation in a strain of rats selected for high oxidative stress.Exp Eye Res 79, no. 5 (November 2004): 595–612. Full Text

Blevins, Erin, and Sönke Johnsen. “Spatial vision in the echinoid genus Echinometra.The Journal of Experimental Biology 207, no. Pt 24 (November 2004): 4249–53. Full Text

Gilliland, Kurt O., Christopher D. Freel, Sonke Johnsen, W. Craig Fowler, and M Joseph Costello. “Distribution, spherical structure and predicted Mie scattering of multilamellar bodies in human age-related nuclear cataracts.Exp Eye Res 79, no. 4 (October 2004): 563–76. Full Text

Johnsen, Sönke, Edith A. Widder, and Curtis D. Mobley. “Propagation and perception of bioluminescence: factors affecting counterillumination as a cryptic strategy.The Biological Bulletin 207, no. 1 (August 2004): 1–16. Full Text

Gilliland, K. O., C. D. Freel, S. Johnsen, C. Fowler, and M. J. Costello. “Random distribution of multilamellar bodies in human age-related nuclear cataracts.” Experimental Eye Research 79 (2004): 563–76.