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Katie Thomas


Contact Information:

Natural History Museum
London SW7 5BD
United Kingdom


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BS, Marine Biology, University of Oregon
PhD, Biology, Duke University, 2018


Research Interests:

I am interested in how animals in dimly lit environments accomplish visual tasks and visual communication. My dissertation work combines behavior, morphology, computational modeling, and comparative evolutionary methods to explore visual strategies and the evolution of bioluminescence in deep-sea cephalopods.



Thomas, K. N., Robison, B. H., and S. Johnsen (2017). Two eyes for two purposes: in situ evidence for asymmetric vision in the cockeyed squids Histioteuthis heteropsis and Stigmatoteuthis dofleini (Cephalopoda: Histioteuthidae). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Biological Sciences 372, 20160069.

Thomas, K.N. The distribution of two marine cladocerans during upwelling and relaxation events off the Oregon coast. Honors Thesis. University of Oregon.







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