Sonke Johnsen

Johnsen

Professor in the Department of Biology

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor in the Department of Biology
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
  • Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 301 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-7321
  • Email Address: sjohnsen@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
  • B.A. Swarthmore College, 1988

Courses Taught

  • BIOLOGY 293: Research Independent Study
  • BIOLOGY 427S: Current Topics in Sensory Biology
  • BIOLOGY 493: Research Independent Study
  • BIOLOGY 791T: Tutorial
  • BIOLOGY 792: Research
  • NEUROSCI 427S: Current Topics in Sensory Biology

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Marshall, NJ; Powell, SB; Cronin, TW; Caldwell, RL; Johnsen, S; Gruev, V; Chiou, T-HS; Roberts, NW; How, MJ, Polarisation signals: a new currency for communication., The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 222 no. Pt 3 (2019) [10.1242/jeb.134213] [abs].
  • Foster, JJ; Kirwan, JD; El Jundi, B; Smolka, J; Khaldy, L; Baird, E; Byrne, MJ; Nilsson, D-E; Johnsen, S; Dacke, M, Orienting to polarized light at night - matching lunar skylight to performance in a nocturnal beetle., The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 222 no. Pt 2 (2019) [10.1242/jeb.188532] [abs].
  • Schweikert, LE; Fitak, RR; Caves, EM; Sutton, TT; Johnsen, S, Spectral sensitivity in ray-finned fishes: diversity, ecology and shared descent., The Journal of Experimental Biology, vol 221 no. Pt 23 (2018) [10.1242/jeb.189761] [abs].
  • Schweikert, LE; Caves, EM; Solie, SE; Sutton, TT; Johnsen, S, Variation in rod spectral sensitivity of fishes is best predicted by habitat and depth., Journal of Fish Biology (2018) [10.1111/jfb.13859] [abs].
  • Fitak, RR; Caves, EM; Johnsen, S, Orientation in Pill Bugs: An Interdisciplinary Activity to Engage Students in Concepts of Biology, Physics & Circular Statistics, The American Biology Teacher, vol 80 no. 8 (2018), pp. 608-618 [10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.608] [abs].