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15. Schweikert LE, Bagge LE, Naughton LF, Bolin JR, Wheeler BR, Grace MS, Bracken-Grissom HD, and Johnsen S. (2023). Dynamic light filtering over dermal opsin as a sensory feedback system in fish color change. Nature Communications, 14:4642.

14.  Schweikert LE and Thomas KN, Moreno VM, Casaubon A, Golightly C, Bracken-Grissom HD. 2022, Ecological predictors and functional implications of eye size in deep-sea shrimps. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.10: 787315. Theme issue: “Vision in Limited Visibility: Optical Properties, Image Formation, and Evolutionary Adaptations in Attenuating Media.”

13. Fasick JI, Alagrain H, Samuels C, Mahadevan P, Schweikert, LE, Naffaa, and Robinson, PR. 2021, accepted. Spectral Tuning and Deactivation Kinetics of Marine Mammal Melanopsins. PLOS One, 16: e0257436.

12. Mongeau JM, Schweikert LE, Davis, AL, Reichert MS, Kanwal JK. 2021. Multimodal integration across spatiotemporal scales to guide locomotion. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 61:842-853.


11. Feller KD, Sharkey CR, McDuffee-Altekruse A, Bracken-Grissom HD, Lord NP, Porter ML and Schweikert LE. 2020. Surf and Turf Vision: Patterns and predictors of visual acuity in compound eye evolution between air and water. Arthropod Structure and Development, 101002.

10. Schweikert LE, Davis A, Johnsen S, and Bracken-Grissom H. 2020. Visual perception of light organ patterns in deep-sea shrimps and implications for conspecific recognition. Ecology and Evolution, 00:1-11. *GitHub contribution


9. Caves EM, Schweikert LE, Green PA, Taboada C, Zipple MN, Peters S, Nowicki S, and Johnsen S. 2020. Variation in carotenoid-containing retinal oil droplets correlates with variation in perception of carotenoid coloration. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 74(93): 1-14.

8. Schweikert LE, Caves EM, Solie SE, Sutton TT, and Johnsen S. 2019.Variation in rod spectral sensitivity of fishes is best predicted by habitat and depth. Journal of Fish Biology, 95(1): 179-185. *Article in a theme issue - 'Fish Sensory Ecology'


7. Schweikert LE, Fitak RR, Caves EM, Sutton TT, and Johnsen S. 2018. Spectral sensitivity in ray-finned fishes: diversity, ecology, and shared descent. Journal of Experimental Biology, 2(21): jeb189761. *GitHub contribution


6. Fitak RR, Schweikert LE, Wheeler BR, Ernst DA, Lohmann KJ, and Johnsen S. 2018. Near absence of differential gene expression in the retina of rainbow trout after exposure to a magnetic pulse: implications for magnetoreception. Biology Letters, 14(6): 20180209. *Press: Sierra Club


5. Schweikert LE, Fitak RR, and Johnsen S. 2018. De novo transcriptomics reveal distinct phototransduction signaling components in the retina and skin of a color-changing vertebrate, the hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus). Journal of Comparative Physiology A,204(5): 475-485. *GitHub contribution  *Press: Science Daily, The Talking Democrat

4. Schweikert LE and Grace MS. 2018. Altered environmental light drives retinal change in the Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) over timescales relevant to marine environmental disturbance. BMC Ecology, 18(1): 1.


3. Schweikert LE and Grace MS. 2017. Spectral sensitivity change may precede habitat shift in the developing retina of the Atlantic tarpon (Megalops atlanticus). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 90(5): 553-563.


2. Cronin TW, Fasick J, Schweikert LE, Johnsen S, Kezmoh LJ, and Baumgartner MF. 2017. Coping with copepods: do right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) forage visually in dark waters? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 372(1717): 20160067.


1. Schweikert LE, Fasick JI, and Grace MS. 2016. Evolutionary loss of cone photoreception in Balaenid whales reveals circuit stability in the mammalian retina. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 524(14): 2873-2885. *Press: Science Daily

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