Adjunct Post Doc

stomatopod

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http://www.researcherid.com/rid/C-2665-2008

My mother told me I was too ugly to be a model so I model visual systems instead.

Most of the questions I am currently working on originate from visual science and sensory ecology. I’m interested in optics, color vision, navigation, and camouflage. To answer such questions I use interdisciplinary methods, mixing biology, theoretical physics, and image analysis. As a consequence my main direction of research is of a basic research nature, but I evaluate my results from an engineering point of view as well.

 

I am interested in the visual ecology of fish, spiders, cephalopods, mantis shrimps, and zooplankton. More specifically, I have worked on colour vision, navigation, camouflage, polarisation, and light scattering with these animals. I have a passion for combining interdisciplinary fields of science because it most often produces very fascinating and otherwise unattainable results.

 

2006 MSc  Marine Biology, Lund University, SWEDEN
2010 PhD  Integrative Zoology, Cell & Organism Biology, Lund University, SWEDEN

 

2010 -2013 Visial Ecology, Biology, Duke University, USA

SUPERVISION

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  • Rachel Templin

    PhD candidate (UQ)
    The form and function of the Stomatopod eye

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

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Papers

2015

2014

Holt AL, Vahidinia S, Gagnon YL, Morse DE, Sweeney AM (2014) Photosymbiotic giant clams are transformers of solar flux Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 11(101):1–13 ISSN 1742-5689.  doi:10.1098/rsif.2014.0678. Download Paper 

2013

2012

Gagnon YL, Söderberg B, Kröger RHH (2012) Optical advantages and function of multifocal spherical fish lenses. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 29:1786–1793  Download Paper 

2011

2010

2009

2008

Gagnon YL, Söderberg B, Kröger RHH (2008) Effects of the peripheral layers on the optical properties of spherical fish lenses. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 25(10):2468–2475  

2007

Gagnon YL, Shashar N, Warrant EJ, Johnsen SJ (2007) Light scattering by selected zooplankton from the Gulf of Aqaba. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210(21):3728–3735 Download Paper  

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