Professor Justin Marshall

Professorial Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute
justin.marshall@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 51397

Overview

Professor Marshall was awarded a Bachelor of Science with 1st Class Honours in zoology from the University of St Andrews, Scotland in 1985. He completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Neurobiology in 1991 at the University of Sussex, Brighton, researching vision in mantis shrimps.

Professor Marshall continued at the University of Sussex until 1996, when he took up a position in the Vision Touch and Hearing Research Centre within the School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Queensland. He was recruited to the Queensland Brain Institute in 2010.

The recipient of many grants and awards, most recently in 2011 Professor Marshall was awarded The University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship and in 2014 he was awarded an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship. His research is funded by the Australian and United States funding agencies.

Professor Marshall’s principle aim is to understand how other animals perceive their environment. As arrogant humans we tend to assume we are the pinnacle of evolution, however, certainly in sensory terms this is far from true. By taking an approach to sensory systems which is based around ecology but also includes physiology, anatomy, behaviour and neural integration, he hopes to decode languages such as colour and polarisation. Much of his work focusses on the marine environment, in particular reef systems and the deep-sea. As part of this effort he has become acutely aware of man’s influence on both these environments and now run two projects / organisations: The Deep Australia Project, bringing research submersibles and high-tech deep-sea capability to Australia for the first time and CoralWatch, the world’s largest citizen-science-based coral health assessment program (60 countries, 10 languages).

Research Impacts

Professor Marshall has published extensively, including:

200 + papers (5 in Nature, 3 in Science, 10 in Current Biology) 30+ chapters / reviews and 2 edited monographs in sensory neuroscience. 2 books, 5 edited books, 200+ conference papers and abstracts.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sussex
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours1) (Zoology), University of St Andrews

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

  • Jan Kremers, Rigmor C. Baraas and N. Justin Marshall ed. (2016). Human Color Vision. Springer Series in Vision Research,Switzerland: Springer International. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-44978-4

  • David M. Hunt, Mark W. Hankins, Saun P. Collin and N. Justin Marshall ed. (2014). Evolution of visual and non-visual pigments. Springer series in vision research,New York, NY United States: Springer US. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-4355-1

  • Kirill A. Martemyanov, Alapakkam P. Sampath, N. Justin Marshall and Shuan P. Collin ed. (2014). G protein signaling mechanisms in the retina. Springer series in vision research,New York, NY United States: Springer New York. doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-1218-6

  • Gábor Horváth, N. Justin Marshall and Shaun P. Collin ed. (2014). Polarised light and polarisation vision in animal sciences. Springer series in vision research,Berlin & Heidelberg: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-54718-8

  • Gianluca Tosini, P. Michael Iuvone, Douglas G. McMahon, Shuan P. Collin and N. Justin Marshall ed. (2014). The retina and circadian rhythms. Springer series in vision research,New York, NY United States: Springer New York. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-9613-7

  • Cronin, Thomas W., Johnsen, Sonke, Marshall, N. Justin and Warrant, Eric J. (2014). Visual Ecology. Princeton, NJ United States: Princeton University Press.

  • Reid, Craig, Marshall, Justin, Logan, Dave and Kleine, Diana (2009). Coral Reefs and Climate Change. 1 ed. Brisbane: The University of Queensland Press.

  • Shaun P. Collin and N. Justin Marshall ed. (2003). Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments. New York: Springer.

Book Chapter

  • Kremers, Jan, Baraas, Rigmor C. and Marshall, N. Justin (2016). Preface. Human Color Vision. (pp. V-VI) edited by Kremers, J, Baraas, RC and Marshall, NJ.Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

  • Marshall, Justin, Collin, Shaun, Hart, Nathan and Bailes, Helena (2016). Vision in lungfish. The biology of lungfishes. (pp. 447-476) edited by Jorden Morup Jorgensen and Jean Joss.Boca Raton, FL, United States: CRC Press.

  • Marshall, Justin, Roberts, Nicholas and Cronin, Thomas (2014). Polarisation signals. Polarized light and polarization vision in animal sciences. (pp. 407-442) edited by Gábor Horváth.Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-54718-8_19

  • Marshall, Justin and Cronin, Justin (2014). Polarisation vision of crustaceans. Polarized light and polarization vision in animal sciences. (pp. 171-216) edited by Gábor Horváth.Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-54718-8_7

  • Horvath, Gabor, Collin, Shaun and Marshall, Justin (2014). Polarized Light and Polarization Vision in Animal Sciences: Preface to the Volume. Polarized Light and Polarization Vision in Animal Sciences. (pp. VII-XI) edited by .Berlin, Germany: Springer.

  • Marshall, Justin and Cheney, Karen L. (2013). Vision and body colouration in marine invertebrates. The New Visual Neurosciences. (pp. 1165-1178) edited by John S. Werner and Leo M. Chalupa.Cambridge, MA, USA: MIT Press.

  • Marshall, Justin and Johnsen, Sonke (2011). Camouflage in marine fish. Animal camouflage: Mechanisms and function. (pp. 186-211) edited by Martin Stevens and Sami Merilaita.Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511852053.011

  • Marshall, N.J. and Cheney, K. (2011). Color vision and color communication in reef fish. Encyclopedia of fish physiology: From genome to environment. (pp. 150-158) edited by A. P. Farrell.San Diego, CA, United States: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374553-8.00095-2

  • Rosenthal, G. G. and Marshall, N. J. (2011). Sensory systems, perception, and learning: Communication Behavior: Visual Signals. Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: from genome to environment. (pp. 692-698) edited by Anthony Peter Farrell, E. Donald Stevens, Joseph J. Cech and Jeffrey G. Richards.London ; Waltham, MA: Elsevier Inc.. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374553-8.00080-0

  • Marshall, Justin, Collin, Shaun, Hart, Nathan and Bailes, Helena (2011). Vision in lungfish. The Biology of Lungfishes. (pp. 447-472) edited by Jørgen Mørup Jørgensen and Jean Joss.Enfield, NH, U.S.A.: CRC Press. doi:10.1201/b10357-18

  • Siebeck, U., Losey, G. S. and Marshall, J. (2006). UV Communication in fish. Communication in Fishes. (pp. 423-456) edited by Fredrich Ladich, Shaun P. Collin, Peter Moller and B. G. Kapoor.Enfield U.S.A.: Science Publisher Inc.

  • Marshall, J., Vorobiev, M. and Siebeck, U. (2006). What does a reef fish see when sees a reef fish?. Communication in fishes. (pp. 393-422) edited by B. G. Kapoor, F. Ladich and S. P. Collin et.al..Enfield U.S.A: Science Publisher Inc.

  • Cronin, T. W. and Marshall, N. J. (2004). The unique visual world of mantis shrimps. Complex worlds from simpler nervous systems. (pp. 239-268) edited by Frederick R. Prete.Cambridge, Massachusetts: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press.

  • Collin, S. P. and Marshall, N. J. (2003). Preface. Sensory Processing in Aquatic Environments. (pp. vii-iX) edited by Shaun P. Collin and N. Justin Marhsall.New York: Springer-Verlag.

  • Marshall, J. and Vorobyev, M. (2003). The Design of Color Signals and Color Vision in Fishes. Sensory processing in aquatic environments. (pp. 194-222) edited by S.P. Collin and N.J. Marshall.USA: Springer.

  • Marshall, N. J., Cronin, T. W. and Frank, T. M. (2003). Visual Adaptations in Crustaceans: Chromatic, Developmental and Temporal Aspects. Sensory processing in aquatic environments. (pp. 343-372) edited by S. P. Collin and N. J. Marshall.New York; Berlin: Springer.

  • Marshall, J. (2000). The Visual Ecology of Reef Fish Colours. Animal Signals. (pp. 83-120) edited by Y. Espmark, T. Amundsen and G. Rosenquist.Trondheim, Norway: Tapir.

  • Douglas, R. H. and Marshall, J. (1999). A review of vertebrate and invertebrate ocular filters. Adaptive mechanisms in the ecology of vision. (pp. 95-162) edited by S. N. Archer, M. B. A. Djamgoz, E. R. Loew, J. C. Partridge and S. Vallerga.UK: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

  • Marshall, J., Kent, J. and Cronin, T. W. (1999). Visual adaptions in crustaceans: Spectral sensitivity in divers habitats. Adative Mechanisms in The Ecology of Vision. (pp. 285-327) edited by S.N. Archer, M.B.A. Djamgoz, E.R. Loew, J.C. Partridge and S. Vallerga.UK: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

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Current Supervision

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Completed Supervision