Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Karen Osborn

Research Zoologist and Curator of Annelids and Peracarids
Department / Division
Education
  • B.S., Andrews University
  • M.S., Western Washington University
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Collections Areas
  • Annelida
    • Polychaeta
      • Archiannelida
      • Echiura
      • Pogonophora
      • Vestimentifera
  • Arthropoda
    • Cephalocarida
    • Copepoda
    • Malacostraca
      • Peracarida
        • Amphipoda, Cumacea, Isopoda, Mysidacea, Tanaidacea
      • Phyllocarida
      • Stomatopoda
    • Maxillopoda
    • Pycnogonida
    • Remipedia
    • Xiphosura
  • Hemichordata
  • Plankton
  • Sipuncula
Research Interests

Evolutionary biology of deep, pelagic invertebrates, primarily Polychaeta and Peracarida

Publications
Book Chapter
  • Hourdez, Stéphane, Osborn, Karen J., and Gonzalez, Brett C. 2022. "Acoetidae Kinberg, 1856." In Pleistoannelida, Errantia II. Purschke, Günter, Böggemann, Markus, and Westheide, Wilfried, editors. 74–92. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Company KG. In Handbook of Zoology, 4.
Journal Article

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Dataset
  • Pappalardo, Paula, Collins, Allen G., Pagenkopp Lohan, Katrina M., Hanson, Kate M., Truskey, Sarit B., Jaeckle, William, Lewis Ames, Cheryl, Goodheart, Jessica A., Bush, Stephanie L., Biancani, Leann M., Strong, Ellen E., Vecchione, Michael, Harasewych, M. G., Reed, Karen, Lin, Chan, Hartil, Elise, Whelpley, Jessica, Blumberg, Jamie, Matterson, Kenan, Redmond, Niamh E., Becker, Allison, Boyle, Michael J., and Osborn, Karen J. 2021. [Dataset] Data from: The role of taxonomic expertise in interpretation of metabarcoding studies. Distributed by Dryad. https://doi.org/10.5061/DRYAD.TDZ08KPZX.
  • Burridge, Alice K., Hörnlein, Christine, Janssen, Arie W., Hughes, Martin, Bush, Stephanie L., Marlétaz, Ferdinand, Gasca, Rebeca, Pierrot-Bults, Annelies, Michel, Ellinor, Todd, Jonathan A., Young, Jeremy R., Osborn, Karen J., Menken, Steph B. J., and Peijnenburg, Katja T. C. A. 2017. [Dataset] Photographs of pteropod specimens. Distributed by URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5061/dryad.bp106: Dryad Digital Repository.