Selected Publications

  • Frank, T.M. (accepted) Ontogenetic adaptation in the visual systems of deep-sea crustaceans. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
  • Burdett, E.A., C.D. Fine, T.T. Sutton, A.B. Cook and T.M. Frank. (accepted with revision). Geographic and depth distributions, ontogeny and reproductive seasonality of decapod shrimps (Caridea: Oplophoridae) from the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science
  • Frank, T.M. 2016. Seeing the light. Findings on Light (H. Aardse, A. Alben, eds.), PARS Foundation, Lars Müller Publishers:Zurich, Switzerland, pp. 85-92.
  • Caves, E.M., T.M. Frank and S. Johnsen. (2016) Spectral sensitivity, spatial resolution and temporal resolution and their implications for conspecific signaling in cleaner shrimp. Journal of Experimental Biology 219Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 597-608
  • Dean, C., A. Soloviev, A. Hirons, T. Frank and J. Wood. (2016) Biomixing due to diel vertical migrations of zooplankton: Comparison of computational fluid dynamics model with observations. Ocean Modelling 98: 51-64.
  • Wong, J., J. Perez-Moreno, T-Y. Chan, T. Frank, and H. Bracken-Grissom (2015) Phylogenetic and transcriptomic analyses reveal the evolution of bioluminescence and light detection in marine deep-sea shrimps in the family Oplophoridae (Crustacea: Decapoda). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 93: 278-2920.
  • Sutton TT, A Cook, T Frank, H Judkins, M Youngbluth et al. (2015) NOAA NRDA Technical Report. Oceanic micronekton, nekton and gelatinous macroplankton of the northern Gulf of Mexico from 0-1500 m depth: faunal composition, abundance, vertical distribution, and new records of occurrence
  • Frank, T.M. 2015 Book Review - Visual Ecology (Thomas W. Cronin, Sonke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall, and Eric J. Warrant, editors, 423 pp). Integrative and Comparative Biology 2015 doi: 10.1093/icb/icv069
  • Frank, T.M. 2014. Book Review – Extreme Life of the Sea (S.R. Palumbi, A.R. Palumbi, 240 p.). Current Biology 24 (15): R673
  • Bedore, C.N., E.R. Loew, T.M. Frank, R.E. Hueter, D. M. McComb and S.M. Kajuira. (2013) A physiological analysis of color vision in batoid elasmobranchs. Journal of Comparative Physiology A DOI 10.1007/s00359-013-0855-1
  • McComb, M.M., A.Z. Horodysky, S.M. Kajuira and T.M. Frank (2013). Comparative visual function in predatory fishes from the Indian River Lagoon. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86(3): 285-297.
  • Johnsen, S., T.M. Frank, S.H.D. Haddock, E.A. Widder and C.G. Messing. (2012) Light and vision in the deep-sea benthos. i. Bioluminescence at 500-1000 m depth in the Bahamian Islands. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 3335-3343
  • Frank, T.M., Johnsen, S., and T. W. Cronin (2012). Light and vision in the deep-sea benthos: Vision in Deep-sea Crustaceans. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 3344-3353
  • Dalgleish, F., J. Reed and T Frank (2012). Glider observations support plankton population characterization. Sea Technology September 2012: 39-43.
  • McComb, D.M., T.M. Frank, R.E. Hueter and S.M. Kajiura (2010). Temporal Resolution and Spectral Sensitivity of the Visual System of Three Coastal Shark Species from Different Light Environments. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 83(2):299-307) (cover article)
  • Frank T.M. 2009. Vision in the deep. JMBA Global marine Environment 9: 2-3.
  • Frank, T.M., M. Porter, T.W. Cronin (2009). Spectral sensitivity, visual pigments and screening pigments fin two life history stages of the ontogenetic migrator Gnathophausia ingens. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89(1): 119-129
  • Wagner, H.-J., R.H. Douglas, T.M. Frank, N.W. Roberts, J.C. Partridge (2009). A novel vertebrate eye using both refractive and reflective optics. Current Biology 19(2):108 - 114.
  • Whitehill, E.A.G., T.M. Frank, and M.K. Olds (2009. The structure and sensitivity of the eye of different life history stages of the ontogenetic migrator Gnathophausia ingens. Marine Biology 156: 1347 - 1357
  • Matz, M.V., T.M. Frank, N.J. Marshall, E.A.Widder, S. Johnsen (2008). Giant deep-sea protist produces bilaterian-like traces. Current Biology 18 (23): 1849 - 1854
  • Cohen, J.H., and T. M. Frank (2007). Vision in the hyperiid amphipod Scina crassicornis. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
  • Cohen, J.H. and T. M. Frank (2006). Visual Physiology of the Antarctic Amphipod Abyssorchomene plebs. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole) 211: 140-148. (cover article)
  • Myslinski, T., T. M. Frank and E. A. Widder (2005). Correlation between photosensitivity and downwelling irradiance in mesopelagic crustaceans. Marine Biology 147(3): 619-629
  • Frank, T. M. (2004). Effects of light adaptation on the temporal resolution of deep-sea crustaceans. Integrative and Comparative Biology 43(4): 559 - 570.
  • Marshall, N. J., T. W. Cronin and T. M. Frank (2003). Visual adaptations in Crustaceans: chromatic, developmental, and temporal aspects. In: Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments (S. P. Collin and N. J. Marshall, eds.), Springer, New York, pp. 343-372.
  • Vecchione M., C. F. E. Roper, E. A. Widder, T. M. Frank (2002). In-situ observations of three species of large-finned deep-sea squids. Bulletin of Marine Science 71(2): 893-901.
  • Frank, T. M. and E. A. Widder (2002). Effects of a decrease in downwelling irradiance on the daytime vertical distribution patterns of zooplankton and micronekton. Marine Biology 140 :1181-1193.
  • Widder, E. A. and T. M. Frank (2001). The speed of an isolume: a shrimp's eye view. Marine Biology 138: 669-677.
  • Frank, T. M. (2000). Temporal Resolution in Mesopelagic Crustaceans. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B 355: 1195-1198.
  • Frank, T. M. and E. A. Widder (1999). Comparative study of the spectral sensitivities of mesopelagic crustaceans. Journal of Comparative Physiology 185: 255-265.
  • Lindsay, S., M., T. M. Frank, J. Kent, J. C. Partridge, and M. I. Latz (1999). Spectral sensitivity of vision and bioluminescence in the midwater shrimp Sergestes similis. Biological Bulletin(Woods Hole) 197: 348 - 360.
  • Frank, T. M. (1999). Comparative Study of Temporal Resolution in the Visual Systems of Mesopelagic Crustaceans. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole) 196: 137-144.
  • Frank, T. M. and E. A. Widder (1997). The correlation of downwelling irradiance and staggered vertical migration patterns of zooplankton in Wilkinson Basin, Gulf of Maine.Journal of Plankton Research 19(12): 1975-1991.
  • Cronin, T.W. and T. M. Frank (1996). A short-wavelength photoreceptor class in a deep-sea shrimp. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B263: 861-865.
  • Frank, T.M. and E.A. Widder (1996) UV light in the deep-sea: In situ measurements of downwelling irradiance in relation to the visual threshold sensitivity of UV-sensitive crustaceans. In: Zooplankton: Sensory Ecology and Physiology (eds PH Lenz, D K Hartline, J Purcell, D Macmillian; CRC Press, 590 p.
  • Frank, T. M. and E. A. Widder (1996). UV light in the deep-sea: In situ measurements of downwelling irradiance in relation to the visual threshold sensitivity of UV-sensitive crustaceans. Marine and Freshwater Behavior and Physiology 27: 189-197.
  • Frank, T. M., and E. A. Widder (1994). Evidence for behavioral sensitivity to near-UV light in the deep-sea crustacean Systellaspis debilis. Marine Biology 118 : 279-284.
  • Frank, T. M., and E. A. Widder (1994). Comparative study of behavioral-sensitivity threshold to near-UV and blue-green light in deep-sea crustaceans. Marine Biology 121: 229-235.
  • Feng, J. J., T. M. Frank and A. Fein (1991). Excitation of Limulus photoreceptors by hydrolysis-resistant analogs of cGMP and cAMP. Brain Research 552: 291-294.
  • Frank, T. M. and A. Fein (1991). The role of the inositol phosphate cascade in visual excitation of invertebrate microvillar photoreceptors. Journal of General Physiology 97: 697-723.
  • Frank, T. M. and J. F. Case JF (1988). Visual spectral sensitivities of bioluminescent deep-sea crustaceans. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole) 175: 261-273. ​
  • Latz, M. I., T. M. Frank and J. F. Case (1988). Spectral composition of bioluminescence of epipelagic organisms from the Sargasso Sea. Marine Biology 98: 441-446.
  • Latz, M. I., T. M. Frank, M. R. Bowlby, E. A. Widder, and J. F. Case. (1987). Variability of flash characteristics of a bioluminescent copepod. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole) 173: 489-503.
  • Latz, M.I., T. M. Frank, J. F. Case, E. Swift and R. Bidigare (1987). Bioluminescence of colonial radiolaria in the western Sargasso Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology109: 25-38.
  • Frank, T. M., E. A. Widder, M. I. Latz and J. F. Case (1984). Dietary maintenance of bioluminescence in a deep-sea mysid. Journal of Experimental Biology 109: 383-389.