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Sonke Johnsen

Professor of Biology
Biology
Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
301 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


Collaborative Research: Visual adaptations in hydrothermal vent shrimp and the role in feeding modalities and habitat selection

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2025

Magnetoreception in Marine Animals and Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Long-range, GPS-free Navigation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2020 - 2023

Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors Analysis and Support Services

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Northrop Grumman Corporation · 2018 - 2023

The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by International Human Frontier Science Program Organization · 2018 - 2022

Long-range Geomagnetic Navigation in Sea Turtles: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Localizing Magnetite-based Biological Magnetoreceptors

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2014 - 2020

Collaborative Research: Visual adaptations in hydrothermal vent shrimp and the role in feeding modalities and habitat selection

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2025

Magnetoreception in Marine Animals and Bio-Inspired Algorithms for Long-range, GPS-free Navigation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2020 - 2023

Persistent Aquatic Living Sensors Analysis and Support Services

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Northrop Grumman Corporation · 2018 - 2023

The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by International Human Frontier Science Program Organization · 2018 - 2022

Long-range Geomagnetic Navigation in Sea Turtles: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Localizing Magnetite-based Biological Magnetoreceptors

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill · 2014 - 2020

The Sigsbee Deep Expedition- Exploration of light in the water column below 1000m

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · 2017 - 2020

Cleaner Shrimp and Client Fish: Combining Phylogenetics and Visual Ecology to Understand the Evolution of Mutualistic Interactions

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Geographic Society · 2015 - 2016

Bioluminescence in the Deep-sea Benthos II

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Nova Southeastern University · 2015 - 2015

Collaborative Research: Midwater animal models: Optical measurement of metabolic transitions in transparent pelagic biota

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2009 - 2013

Operation Deep-Scope 2007: Characterization of cliff ecosystems using new technologies

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · 2007 - 2009

Collaborative Research: Transparency: Ultrastructural and biochemical specialization in muscular and ocular tissues

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2005 - 2009

Selective Invisibility Based on the Differing Temporal Resolutions of Sea Turtles and Billfish Under Low Light Conditions

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · 2005 - 2006

Mathematical Model of the Visual Abilities of Sea Turtles and Pelagic Fishes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration · 2003 - 2003

External Relationships


  • Princeton University Press
  • zoological lighting insitute

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