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Prof. Justin Marshall


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Prof. Justin Marshall
Professorial Research Fellow

Room B211,Ritchie Laboratories (Bldg 64A)
Sensory Neurobiology Group (formally Vision Touch and Hearing Research Centre)
Queensland Brain Institute
University of Queensland
Brisbane Queensland 4072
Australia

Justin.Marshall@uq.edu.au

Current research
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Education
Bachelor of Science with Honours in zoology from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland).
D.Phil. in Neurobiology completed in 1991 at the University of Sussex researching vision in mantis shrimps.
Research Fellow at the Sussex Centre for Neurosciences.
Research Fellow at the Vision Touch and Hearing Research Centre.

Awards and grants
ARC 2007 Linkage grant.
ARC 2006 Discovery grant.
UQ 2005
Professorial Fellowship.
ARC 2005 Professorial Fellowship.
ARC 2002 Linkage grant.
UQ Vice Chancellor's Strategic Initiative Grant 2002.
ARC 2001 Large research grant.
ARC 2001 Small research grant.
ARC 2001 Senior Fellowship.
UQ Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Award 2001.
L'oreal Art and Science of Color Grand Prize 2001.
ARC 2000 Large research grant.
ARC 1997 Small research grant.
ARC 1996 Small research grant.
ARC 1996 Large research grant.
ARC 1995 QEII Fellowship.
NOAA 1995 Undersea research grant.
NSF 1994 Post graduate associate grant.
NERC 1994 Research grant.
Royal Society 1993 Travel grant.
NERC 1991 Capital equipment with MF Land & JC Partridge.
Royal Society 1991 Travel grant.
Royal Society 1990 John Murray travelling studentship.
Royal Society 1989 John Murray travelling studentship.
NERC 1989 Small grant scheme.
NSF 1989 Postgraduate associate with TW Cronin.

Selected Publications - For full list (click here)

LM Mathger, EJ Denton, NJ Marshall and RL Hanlon 2009 Irridescence in cephalopods. J. Roy. Soc. Lond. Interface. 6:149-164. 20

M Peach and NJ Marshall 2009 The comparative morphology of pit organs in elasmobranchs. J. Morphol. 270:688-701.

KL Cheney and NJ Marshall 2009 Mimicry in coral reef fish: how accurate is this deception in terms of colour and luminance? Behavioral Ecol. 20: 459-468.

KL Cheney, C Skogh, NS Hart and NJ Marshall 2009 Mimicry, colour forms and spectral sensitivity of the bluestriped fangblenny, Plagiotremus rhinorhynchos. Proc. R. Soc Lond. B. 276: 1565-1573.

IA Leiper, UE Siebeck, NJ Marshall and SR Phinn 2009 Coral health monitoring: linking coral colour and remote sensing technologies. Can. J. Remote Sensing 35:276-286.

PE Cassey, JG Ewen, NJ Marshall, M Vorobiev, TM Blackburn and ME Hauber. 2009 Are avian eggshell colours effective intraspecific communication signals in the Muscicapoidea? A perceptual modelling approach. Ibis 151:689-698.

KL Cheney, AS Grutter, SP Blomberg and NJ Marshall 2009 Blue and yellow signal cleaning behavior in coral reef fishes. Current Biology 19:1283-1287.

NW Roberts1, T-H Chiou, NJ Marshall and TW Cronin 2009 A biological quarter-wave retarder with excellent achromaticity in the visible wavelength region. Nature Photonics 3:641-644.

SB Williams, O Pizarro, M How, D Mercer, J Marshall and R Hanlon 2009 Surveying nocturnal cuttlefish camouflage behaviour using an AUV. IEEE Cobe 2009.

NJ Marshall (In Press August 2009) Why are animals colourful? Sex and violence, seeing and signals. International Colour Association Proceedings.

UE Siebeck, D Logan and NJ Marshall (In Press August 2009) The accuracy of CoralWatch for gathering real data. Coral Reefs.

S Kleinlogel and NJ Marshall (In Press November 2009 - Front Cover) Ultraviolet polarisation sensitivity in the stomatopod crustacean Odontodactylus scyllarus. J. Comp. Physiol. A.

CM Hofmann, KE O'Quin, NJ Marshall and KL Carleton (In Press November 2009) Seeing the light: the relationship between lens transmission and opsin gene expression in cichlids from Lake Malawi. PLoS Biology.

GG Rosenthal and NJ Marshall (In Press October 2009) Communication and Behaviour: Visual Signals. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behaviour. Elsevier.

NJ Marshall and KL Cheney (In Press October 2009) Colour vision and colour communication in reef fish. In: Encyclopedia of Animal Behaviour. Elsevier.

NJ Marshall, SP Collin, NS Hart and HJ Bailes (In Press October 2008, now expected December 2009) In: Vision in Lungfish (ed J Jorgensen) ITP.

C Reid, NJ Marshall, D Logan and D Kleine 2009 Coral Reefs and Climate Change: the guide for education and awareness. University of Queensland: Brisbane.

KTW Cronin, RL Caldwell and NJ Marshall (In Review). Learning in stomatopod crustaceans (ed. IN Prete).

S Zicus and NJ Marshall (In Review). Corals and Colours: A Reef Monitoring Program for High School Students using CoralWatch Coral Health Charts.

TW Cronin, T-H Chiou, RL Caldwell, N Roberts and J Marshall 2009 Polarisation signals in mantis shrimps. SPIE 7461-12. 74610C (2009); doi:10.1117/12.828492. (J.A. Shaw and J.S. Tyo, eds.). SPIE Press, Bellingham, WA

T-H Chiou, S Kleinlogel, TW Cronin, RL Caldwell, B Loeffler, A Siddiqi, A Goldizen, and J Marshall 2008 Circular polarisation vision in a stomatopod crustacean. Current Biology 18, 429-434.

P Cassey, JG Ewen, TM Blackburn, ME Hauber, M Vorobiev and NJ Marshall 2008 Eggshell colour does not predict measures of maternal investment in eggs of Turdus thrushes. Naturwissenschaften 95:713-721.

MV Matz, TM Frank, NJ Marshall, EA Widder and S Johnsen 2008 Giant deep-sea protist produces bilaterian-like traces. Current Biology 18:1-6. (See - Nature, New Scientist and Science, Discovery Channel and BBC)

NS Hart, HJ Bailes, M Vorobyev, NJ Marshall and SP Collin 2008 Visual ecology of the Australian lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri). BMC Ecology. 8:21

UE Siebeck and NJ Marshall 2007 Potential ultraviolet vision in pre-settlement larvae and settled reef fish - a comparison across 23 families. Vis. Res. 47:2337-2352.

TW Cronin, RL Caldwell and NJ Marshall 2007 Learning in stomatopod crustaceans (In: Prete ed Special Edition). Int. J. Comp. Psychol. 19: 297-317.

NJ Marshall, TW Cronin and S Kleinlogel 2007 (Front cover) Stomatopod eye structure and function: A review. Arthro. Struct. Dev.36:420-448.

KL Cheney, A. Grutter and NJ Marshall 2007 Facultative mimicry: cues for colour change and colour accuracy in a coral reef fish. Proc Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 275:117-122. (See Nature Research Highlights 15-11-07).

S Kleinlogel and NJ Marshall 2006. Electrophysiological evidence for linear polarization sensitivity in the compound eyes of the stomatopod crustacean Gonodactylus chiragra. The Journal of Experimental Biology 209:4262-4272 from http://jeb.biologists.org/

UE Siebeck, NJ Marshall, A Kluter and O Hoegh-Guldberg 2006. Monitoring coral bleaching using a colour reference card. Coral Reefs 25:453-460.

NJ Marshall, M Vorobyev and UE Siebeck 2006. What does a reef fish see when it sees a reef fish? Eating Nemo In: Communication in Fishes (eds. F Laddich, SP Collin, P Moller and BG Kapoor), Science Publishers Inc. Plymouth UK. pp 393-422.

UE Siebeck, G Losey and NJ Marshall 2006. UV vision in reef fish. In: Communication in Fishes (eds. F Laddich, SP Collin, P Moller and BG Kapoor), Science Publishers Inc. Plymouth UK. pp 423-456.

MV Matz, NJ Marshall and M Vorobyev 2006 (Front cover) Are corals colourful? Photochem. Photobiol. 82:345-350.

JM. Hemmi, J Marshall, W Pix, M Vorobyev and J Zeil 2006. The variable colours of the fiddler crab Uca vomeris and their relation to background and predation. J. Exp. Biol. 209:4140-4153.

JM. Wojcieszek, JA Nicholls, NJ Marshall and AW Goldizen 2006 Theft of bower decorations among male satin bowerbirds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus): why are some decorations more popular than others? Emu 106:175-180.

Sex in the Bush. Feature on ABC television, Australia, October 2005.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. Feature in National Geographic magazine, May 2005.

S Kleinlogel and NJ Marshall 2005 Photoreceptor projection and termination pattern in the lamina of gonodactyloid stomatopods (mantis shrimps). Cell Tiss. Res. 321:273-284.

T-H Chiou, TW Cronin, RL Caldwell and NJ Marshall 2005 Biological polarised light reflectors in stomatopod crustaceans. SPIE.5888:1-9

CH Mazel, TW Cronin, RL Caldwell and NJ Marshall 2004 Fluorescent enhancement of signaling in a mantis shrimp. Science 303:51.

NS Hart, TJ Lisney, NJ Marshall and SP Collin 2004. Multiple cone visual pigments and the potential for trichromatic colour vision in two species of elasmobranch. Journal of Experimental Biology 207:4587-4594 from http://jeb.biologists.org/

IR Schwab and NJ Marshall, 2004 (Front Cover). Blue light special in a red light district. British Journal of Opthalmology 88:318 from http://bjo.bmjjournals.com/

TW Cronin and NJ Marshall, 2004. The visual world of mantis shrimps. In: Complex Worlds from Simpler Nervous Systems (ed. FR Prete) pp 239-268, Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

TW Cronin, N Shashar, RL Caldwell, J Marshall, AG Cheroske and TH Chiou, 2003. Polarisation vision and its role in biological signalling. Integrative and Comparative Biology 43:549-558 from http://www.sicb.org/az/index.php3

TW Cronin, N Shashar, RL Caldwell, NJ Marshall, AG Cheroske and T-H Chiou, 2003. Polarization signals in the marine environment. Proceedings of SPIE 5158:85-92.

CH Mazel, TW Cronin, RL Calwell and NJ Marshall, 2003. Flourescent enhancement of signalling in a mantis shrimp. Science, 13 November 1-2.

KA Fritsches, NJ Marshall and EJ Warrant, 2003. Retinal specialisation in the blue marlin - eyes designed for sensitivity to low light levels. Marine & Freshwater Research 54:333-342

DM Stuart-Fox, A Moussalli, NJ Marshall and IP Owens, 2003. Conspicuous males suffer higher predation risk: visual modelling and experimental evidence from lizards. Animal Behaviour, 66:541-550.

LM Mathger, MF Land, UE Siebeck and NJ Marshall, 2003. Rapid colour changes in multilayer reflecting stripes in the paradise whiptail, Pentapodus paradiseus. The Journal of Experimental Biology 206:3607-3613.

S Kleinlogel, NJ Marshall, J Horwood and MF Land, 2003. The neuroarchitecture of the colour and polarization vision system of the stomatopod Haptosquilla. Journal of Comparative Neurology 467:326-342.

UE Siebeck, SP Collin, M Ghoddusi and NJ Marshall, 2003 (Front Cover). Occlusable corneas in toadfishes: light transmission, movement and ltrastructure of pigment during light- and dark-adaptation. The Journal of Experimental Biology 206:2177-2190.

IR Schwab and NJ Marshall, 2003 (Front Cover). Superman on the reef. British Journal of Ophthalmology 87:132

IR Schwab and NJ Marshall, 2003 (Front Cover). Hiding in plain view. British Journal of Ophthalmology 87:262.

NJ Marshall, K Jennings, WN McFarland, ER Loew and GS Losey, 2003. Visual biology of Hawaiian coral reef fishes II: Colors of Hawaiian coral reef fish. Copeia 2003-3:455-466.

GS Losey, WN McFarland, ER Loew, JP Zanzow, PA Nelson and NJ Marshall, 2003. Visual biology of Hawaiian coral reef fishes I: Ocular transmission and visual pigments. Copeia 2003-3: 433-454.

NJ Marshall, K Jennings, WN Mcfarland, ER Loew, and GS Losey, 2003. Visual biology of Hawaiian coral reef fishes III: Environmental light and an integrated approach to the ecology of reef fish vision. Copeia 2003-3:467-480.

F. Hausmann, NJ Marshall and IPF Owens, 2003. Ultraviolet signals in birds are special. Proc. R. Soc. Lond B, 270: 61-67.

NJ Marshall, TM Frank and TW Cronin, 2003. Visual adaptations and spectral tuning in crustaceans. In: Sensory Processing in the Aquatic Environment (eds. NJ Marshall and SP Collin) Springer.

NJ Marshall and M Vorobyev, 2003. Colour vision in fish: an intergrtative approach from display to behaviour. In: Sensory Processing in the Aquatic Environment (eds. NJ Marshall and SP Collin) Springer.

Sensory processing in the aquatic environment 2003 (eds SP Collin and NJ Marshall) Springer. New York.


SP Leys, TW Cronin, BM Degnan and NJ Marshall, 2002. Spectral sensitivity in a sponge larva. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 188:199-202.

TW Cronin and NJ Marshall, 2002. The Unique Visual World of the Mantis Shrimp. Complex Worlds. (ed. F Prete). Books Edited 2002 Sensory Systems of Aquatic Animals (ed. NJ Marshall and SP Collin) Springer.

KA Fritsches and NJ Marshall, 2002. Independent and conjugate eye movements during optokinesis in teleost fish. J. Exp. Biol. 205:1241-1245

KE Arnold, IPF Owens and NJ Marshall 2002. Fluorescent signalling in parrots. Science 295:92-93 from http://www.sciencemag.org

NR LeBas and NJ Marshall, 2001. No evidence of female choice for a condition-dependent trait in the amagid lizard, Ctenophorus ornatus. Behaviour, 138: 965-980.

TW Cronin and J Marshall, 2001. Parallel processing and image analysis in the eyes of mantis shrimps. Biol. Bull., 200:177-183.

TW Cronin, RL Caldwell and NJ Marshall, 2001. Tunable colour vision in a mantis shrimp. Nature 411:547-548.

CC Chiao, TW Cronin and NJ Marshall, 2000. Eye design and color signaling in a stomatopod crustacean Gonodactylus smithii. Brain Behav. Evol. 56:107-122.

UE Siebeck and NJ Marshall, 2000. Ocular media transmission of coral reef fish - can coral reef fish see ultraviolet light? Vis. Res. 41:133-149.

UE Siebeck and NJ Marshall, 2000. Transmission of ocular media in labrid fishes. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B. 355: 1257-1261.

KA Fritsches, JP Partridge, JD Pettigrew and NJ Marshall, 2000. Colour vision in billfish. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 355: 1253-1256.

M.Peach and NJ Marshall, 2000. Pit organs of elasmobranchs: a review. Phil. Trans. R. Soc.Lond.B. 355:1131-1134.

M Vorobyev, J Marshall, D Osorio, N Hempel de Ibarra and R Menzel, 2000. Colourful objects through animal eyes. Color Research and Applications S26: S214-S217.

NJ Marshall, 2000. Communication and camouflage with the same 'bright' colours in reef fishes. Phil. Trans. R. Soc.Lond.B, 355: 1243-1248.

TW Cronin, NJ Marshall and RL Caldwell, 2000. Spectral tuning and the visual ecology of mantis shrimps. Phil. Trans. R. Soc.Lond.B, 355: 1263-1267.

NR LeBas and N J Marshall, 2000. The role of colour in signalling and male choice in the agamid lizard Ctenophorus ornatus. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 267: 445-452.

NJ Marshall, 2000. The visual ecology of reef fish colours. In: Animal signals. Signalling and signal design in animal communication. (eds. Espmark Y, Amundsen T and Rosenqvist G) Tapir, Trondheim, Norway, pp59-96.

K Fritsches and NJ Marshall, 1999. A new category of eye movements in a small fish. Current Biology 9 (8):R272-R273.

NJ Marshall, 1999. How to find the right rock to crawl under. Current Biology. 9(24): R918-R921.

NJ Marshall, TW Cronin, N Shashar and MF Land, 1999. Behavioural evidence for polarisation vision in stomatopods reveals a potential channel for communication. Current Biology. 9 (14): 755-758.

NJ Marshall and J Oberwinkler, 1999. The colourful world of the mantis shrimp. Nature 401: 873-874.

GS Losey, TW Cronin, TH Goldsmith, D Hyde, NJ Marshall and WN McFarland, 1999. The UV visual world of fishes: a review. J. Fish Biol . 54:921-943.

RH Douglas and NJ Marshall, 1999. A review of vertebrate and invertebrate ocular filters. In: Adaptive Mechanisms in the Ecology of Vision. (eds. Archer S, Djamgoz M, Lowe E, Partridge J & Vallerga S) Kluwer. London.

NJ Marshall, J Kent and TW Cronin, 1999. Visual adaptations in crustaceans. In: Adaptive mechanisms in the ecology of vision. (eds. Archer S, Djamgoz M, Lowe E, Partridge J & Vallerga S) Kluwer. London.

NJ Marshall, 1998. Why are reef fish so colourful? Sci. Am. 9(3): 54-57.

M. Vorobyev, D Osorio, ATD Bennett, NJ Marshall and IC Cuthill, 1998. Tetrachromacy, oil droplets and bird plumage colours. J.Comp.Physiol.A 183:621-633.

RH Douglas, JC Partridge and NJ Marshall, 1998. The eyes of deep-sea fish I: Lens pigmentation, Tapeta and Visual pigments. Prog.Ret.Res. 17:597-636.

D Osorio, NJ Marshall & TW Cronin, 1997. Stomatopod photoreceptor spectral tuning as an adaptation for colour constancy in water. Vis.Res. 37:3299-3309.

NJ Marshall, MF Land and C Diebel, 1996. Tracking of blue bioluminescence-like light sources by Hyperiid Amphipods. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 28: 195-201.

NJ Marshall, 1996. Measuring colours around a coral reef. Biophotonics International July / August 52-56.


NJ Marshall, 1996. The lateral line systems of three deep-sea fish. J. Fish Biol. 49: 239-258.

NJ Marshall and JB Messenger, 1996. Colour-blind camouflage. Nature 382: 408-409.

NJ Marshall, JP Jones and TW Cronin, 1996. Behavioural evidence for colour vision in stomatopod crustaceans. J. Comp. Physiol. A 179: 473-481.

TW Cronin, NJ Marshall and RL Caldwell, 1996. Visual pigment diversity in two genera of mantis shrimps implies rapid evolution (Crustacea; Stomatopoda). J. Comp. Physiol. A 179: 371-384.

TW Cronin, NJ Marshall and RL Caldwell, 1995. Compound eyes and ocular pigments of crustacean larvae (Stomatopoda and Decapoda, Brachyura). Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 26: 219-231.

MF Land, NJ Marshall and C Diebel, 1995. Tracking of lights by Hyperiid Amphipods. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. UK 75: 71-81.

NJ Marshall and C Diebel, 1995. Deep-sea spiders that walk through the water. J. Exp. Biol. 198:1371-1379.

NJ Marshall, JP Jones and TW Cronin, 1995. Behavioural evidence for colour vision in stomatopod crustaceans. J. Comp. Physiol.179: 473-481.

NJ Marshall, TW Cronin and MF Land, 1994. The "Six-Eyed Stomatopod". Endeavour. 18(1):17-26.

TW Cronin, NJ Marshall and RL Caldwell, 1994. The intrarhabdomal filters in the retinas of mantis shrimps. Vis.Res. 34(3): 279-291.

TW Cronin, NJ Marshall, CA Quinn and CA King, 1994. Ultraviolet photoreception in mantis shrimp. Vis.Res. 34(11): 1443-1452.

TW Cronin and NJ Marshall, 1994. The unique visual system of the mantis shrimp. Am. Sci. 84: 356-365.

TW Cronin, NJ Marshall, RL Caldwell & N Shashar, 1994. Specialization of retinal function of mantis shrimps. Vis.Res. 34(20): 2639-2656.

TW Cronin, NJ Marshall and RL Caldwell, 1994. The retinas of mantis shrimps from low-light environments (Crustacea; Stomatopoda; Gonodactylidae). J.Comp.Physiol.A 174: 607-619.

NJ Marshall and MF Land, 1993. Some optical features of the eyes of stomatopods. II - Omatidial design, sensitivity and habitat. J. Comp.Physiol. A 173: 583-594.

NJ Marshall and MF Land, 1993. Some optical features of the eyes of stomatopods. I - Eye shape, optical axes and resolution. J. Comp.Physiol. A 173: 565-582.

TW Cronin, NJ Marshall and RL Caldwell, 1993. Photoreceptor spectral diversity in the retinas of squilloid and lysiosquilloid stomatopod crustaceans. J. Comp. Physiol. A 172: 339-350.

NJ Marshall, MF Land, CA King and TW Cronin, 1991. The compound eyes of mantis shrimps (Crustacea, Hoplocarida, Stomatopoda). I: Compound eye structure: The detection of polarized light. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 334: 33-56.

NJ Marshall, MF Land, CA King and TW Cronin, 1991. The compound eyes of mantis shrimps (Crustacea, Hoplocarida, Stomatopoda). II: Colour pigments in the eyes of stomatopod crustacean: Polychromatic vision by serial and lateral filtering. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 334: 57-84.

TW Cronin, NJ Marshall and MF Land, 1991. Optokinesis in gonodactyloid mantis shrimps (Crustacea; Stomatopoda; Gonodactylidae). J. Comp. Physiol. A 168: 233-240.

MF Land, NJ Marshall, D Brownless and TW Cronin, 1990. The eye-movements of the mantis shrimp Odontodactylus scyllarus (Crustacea: Stomatopoda). J. Comp. Physiol. A 167:155-166.

NJ Marshall, 1989. Why are reef fish so colourful? Sci. Am. 9: 54-57.

TW Cronin and NJ Marshall, 1989. A Retina with at least ten spectral types of photoreceptors in a mantis shrimp. Nature 339: 137-140.


TW Cronin and NJ Marshall, 1989. Multiple spectral classes of photoreceptors in the retinas of gonodactyloid stomatopod crustaceans. J. Comp. Physiol. A 166: 261-275.

NJ Marshall, 1988. A unique colour and polarization vision system in mantis shrimps. Nature 333: 557-560.

NJ Marshall, 1986. Analysis of reef fish catch records from sport fishing clubs on the Great Barrier Reef. Technical Memoranda. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

NJ Marshall, 1986. Structure and general distribution of free standing neuromasts in the black goby, Gobius niger. J.Mar. Biol. Ass. UK 66:323-333.


Last updated: April 2010 by Kylie Greig

Sensory Neurobiolgy Group
Queensland Brain Institute
University of Queensland
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