Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Elizabeth Harrison-Nelson

Museum Specialist, Retired
Department / Division
  • B.A., Westhampton College, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia.
  • Graduate work in marine science:  Instituto Oceanográfico, Universidad de Oriente, Cumaná, Estado Sucre, Venezuela
  • Additional coursework: Hanover College, Hanover, Indiana and Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Research Interests

Taxonomy and biogeography of ostracods and amphipods.


Kornicker, Louis S., Elizabeth Harrison-Nelson, and S. L. Coles.  2007.  Ostracoda (Myodocopina) from Oahu and French Frigate Shoals, Hawaiian Islands.  Bishop Museum Bulletin, 8:127 pages, 67 figures, 3 maps, 8 tables.  

Kornicker, Louis S. and Elizabeth Harrison-Nelson.  2005.  Two new species of Ostracoda from hydrothermal vents of Riftia pachyptila aggregations on the East Pacific Rise (Halocypridina; Cladocopina).  Zootaxa, 1071:19–38.

Kornicker, Louis S. and Elizabeth Harrison–Nelson.  2005.  Ostracoda (Myodocopina) from Johnston Atoll, Pacific Ocean, and proposal of a new tribe Bruuniellini (Myodocopina: Cylindroleberididae).  Pacific Science, 59(3):323–362, figures 1–23.

Kornicker, Louis S., Thomas M. Iliffe, and Elizabeth Harrison-Nelson. 2002.  Ostracoda (Myodocopa) from Bahamian Blue Holes.  Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 616: 99 pages, 69 figures, 8 tables.

Harrison-Nelson, Elizabeth and Louis S. Kornicker.  2000.  Euphilomedes cooki, a new species of myodocopid ostracode from Moreton Bay, S.E. Queensland, Australia.  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 113(2):465–479, figures 1–9.

Kornicker, Louis S. and Elizabeth Harrison–Nelson.  1999.  Eumeli Expeditions, Part 1: Tetragonodon rex, New Species, and General Reproductive Biology of the Myodocopina.  Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 602: 55 pages, 25 figures, 11 tables

Kornicker, Louis S. and Elizabeth Harrison-Nelson.  1997.  Myodocopid Ostracoda of Pillar Point Harbor, Half Moon Bay, California.  Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 593: 53 pages, 28 figures, 6 tables. 

Bruce, Niel L. and Elizabeth B. Harrison-Nelson.  1988.  New records of fish parasitic isopod crustaceans (Cymothoidae, Subfamily Anilocrinae) from the Indo-West Pacific.  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 101(3):585–602

Harrison, Elizabeth B. and Thomas E. Bowman.  1987.  Mysidium rickettsi, a new species of mysid from the Gulf of California (Crustacea: Mysidacea: Mysidae).  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 100(3):674–679.

Harrison, Elizabeth.  1987.  Type specimens of freshwater Ostracoda described by Norma C. Furtos in the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution.  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 100(2):371–374