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

Dougherty, Lindsey F., Sönke Johnsen, Roy L. Caldwell, and N Justin Marshall. “A dynamic broadband reflector built from microscopic silica spheres in the 'disco' clam Ctenoides ales.Journal of the Royal Society, Interface 11, no. 98 (September 2014): 20140407. Full Text

Muchhala, Nathan, Sönke Johnsen, and Stacey Dewitt Smith. “Competition for hummingbird pollination shapes flower color variation in Andean solanaceae.Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 68, no. 8 (August 2014): 2275–86. Full Text

Gagnon, Yakir Luc, Daniel I. Speiser, and Sönke Johnsen. “Simplifying numerical ray tracing for characterization of optical systems.Applied Optics 53, no. 21 (July 2014): 4784–90. Full Text

Akre, Karin L., and Sönke Johnsen. “Psychophysics and the evolution of behavior.Trends in Ecology & Evolution 29, no. 5 (May 2014): 291–300. Full Text

Nilsson, Dan-E, Eric Warrant, and Sönke Johnsen. “Computational visual ecology in the pelagic realm.Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences 369, no. 1636 (January 6, 2014): 20130038. Full Text

Johnsen, S., E. Gassmann, R. A. Reynolds, D. Stramski, and C. Mobley. “The asymmetry of the underwater horizontal light field and its implications for mirror-based camouflage in silvery pelagic fish.” Limnology and Oceanography 59, no. 6 (January 1, 2014): 1839–52. Full Text

Brandley, N. C., D. I. Speiser, and S. Johnsen. “Eavesdropping on visual secrets.” Evolutionary Ecology 27, no. 6 (November 1, 2013): 1045–68. Full Text

Costello, M Joseph, Ashik Mohamed, Kurt O. Gilliland, W Craig Fowler, and Sönke Johnsen. “Ultrastructural analysis of the human lens fiber cell remodeling zone and the initiation of cellular compaction.Exp Eye Res 116 (November 2013): 411–18. Full Text

Warrant, Eric J., and Sönke Johnsen. “Vision and the light environment.Current Biology : Cb 23, no. 22 (November 2013): R990–94. Full Text