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
- Office Location: 301 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
- Office Phone: (919) 660-7321
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
- B.A. Swarthmore College, 1988
- 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
- Portrait of a Scientist as a Photographer (Sep 18, 2018 | Duke Arts)
- Project on Color Vision of Shrimp Helps Biology Students See Data Science in New Light (Jun 8, 2018 | Interdisciplinary Studies)
- Details That Look Sharp to People May be Blurry to Their Pets (May 30, 2018)
- How Deep-Sea Fish Are So Exceptionally Black (Apr 23, 2018 | National Geographic)
- How the Color-Changing Hogfish Sees With Its Skin (Mar 12, 2018)
- Mismatched Eyes Help Squid Survive Oceans Twilight Zone (Feb 13, 2017)
- Midwater Ocean Creatures Use Nanotech Camouflage (Nov 3, 2016)
- Sonke Johnsen: In the ocean, invisibility trumps ultra-vision (Aug 23, 2016 | Cosmos Magazine)
- In the Ocean, Clever Camouflage Beats Super Sight (Aug 23, 2016)
- Sönke Johnsen: Some animals ‘see’ the world through oddball eyes (May 18, 2016 | Science News)
- Black Widows: Obvious to Predators, Stealthy to Prey (Feb 29, 2016)
- Post-exercise fog muddies a see-through shrimp’s cloak of invisibility (Jan 8, 2016 | Science Daily)
- Camouflaged Cuttlefish Employ Electrical Stealth (Dec 2, 2015)
- Johnsen's Book wins PROSE Award (Apr 1, 2015)
- Sönke Johnsen explores a world of creatures that hide in the open (Aug 19, 2014 | The New York Times)
- 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].