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Christine Bedore


Contact Information:

Room 307, Biological Sciences Building
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708



BS, Zoology, Michigan State University
PhD, Integrative Biology, Florida Atlantic University


Research Interests:

My primary research interests are in the sensory system functions of marine organisms. I use an integrative approach to answer questions regarding sensory adaptations in an ecological context. In particular, I focus on electrosensory and visual capabilities of fishes and cephalopods and how these senses are used to locate mates and prey and avoid predators, and how they are involved in intraspecific communication and camouflage abilities.



Bedore, C. N., Loew, E. R., Frank, T. M., Hueter, R. E., McComb, D. M., and S. M. Kajiura (2013). A physiological analysis of color vision in batoid elasmobranchs. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. (on-line)

Chung-Davidson, Y.-W., M.B. Bryan, J. Teeter, C.N. Bedore, and W. Li. 2008. Neuroendocrine and behavioral responses to weak electric fields in adult sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus). Hormones and Behavior 54(1): 34-40.

Bedore, C.N. and S.M. Kajiura. 2013. Bioelectric fields of marine organisms: voltage and frequency contributions to detectability by electroreceptive redators. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86(3): 298-311. (with cover)






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