Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Martha Nizinski

Adjunct Zoologist, NOAA, Curator of Decapods
Department / Division
  • B.S. 1983. West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • M.S. 1986. University of Maryland, College Park
  • Ph.D. 1998. The College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Collections Areas
  • Arthropoda
    • Branchiopoda
    • Maxillopoda
      • Cirripedia
    • Malacostraca
      • Anomura
      • Astacidea
      • Brachyura
      • Caridea
      • Dendrobranchiata
      • Euphausiacea
      • Nephropidae
      • Procarididea
      • Stenopodidea
      • Syncarida
      • Thalassinidea
    • Ostracoda

Research Associate, Smithsonian Institution; member of The Crustacean Society, Biological Society of Washington, The Ecological Society of America, Phi Kappa Phi, Senate of Scientists, Smithsonian Institution

Research Interests

Biodiversity, taxonomy, systematics, zoogeography, and ecology of decapod crustacean, particularly galatheoid crabs in the Families Chirostylidae and Galatheidae; Invertebrate fauna associated with deep-water Lophelia pertusa reefs; Biodiversity, systematics, and ecology of lobsters