Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Dean Janiak

TMON Biologist

Biologist for the MarineGEO program and stationed at the Smithsonian Marine Station in Ft. Pierce, FL.  Lead in all MarineGEO activities at the lab including annual monitoring of all major habitats within the Indian River Lagoon.  Current research activities include how habitat and consumer-mediated interactions influence the community structure of marine invertebrates, and particularly integrating in the interaction of artificial habitats and non-native species in community assembly at a local and global scale.

  • M.Sc. Oceanography, University of Connecticut (2009)
  • B.S. Biology, Humboldt State University (2005)
Research Interests

Artificial habitat, non-native species, biodiversity, fouling communities, predator-prey interactions, taxonomy, community ecology, epifauna, ARMS