Jacob Johansen

Jacob Johansen, Research scientist

Research scientist Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Email: jacob.johansen@nyu.edu
Education: BSc, Biology, University of Copenhagen, MSc and PhD at James Cook University

Research Areas: Coral reef fish adaptation to extreme environmental conditions


Jacob Johansen, an eco-physiologist, is originally from Denmark where he completed a B.Sc. in Biology at University of Copenhagen before moving to Queensland, Australia, for his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at James Cook University. Since completing his Ph.D. in November 2012, Jacob has worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Australia (2012-2014), University of Florida, USA (2014-2015), and University of Texas at Austin (2015-2017). Jacob now joins NYUAD through the Burt lab as a Research Scientist. His work aims to characterise how ecologically and commercially important coral reef fishes react and adapt to extreme environmental conditions beyond that for which they have evolved.