Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Martha Nizinski

Adjunct Zoologist, NOAA, Curator of Decapods
Department / Division
Education
  • 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
Affiliations

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

Publications
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  • Morrison, Cheryl L., Baco, Amy R., Nizinski, Martha S., Coykendall, D. K., Demopoulos, A. W. J., Cho, W., and Shank, T. M. 2017. "Population Connectivity of Deep‐Sea Corals." in The State of Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Ecosystems of the United States, edited by Hourigan, T. F., Etnoyer, P. J., and Cairns, Stephen D., 379–407.
  • Packer, David B., Nizinski, Martha S., Bachman, Michelle S., Drohan, Amy F., Poti, Matthew, and Kinlan, Brian P. 2017. "Chapter 9. State of Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Ecosystems of the U.S. Northeast Region." in The State of Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Ecosystems of the United States, edited by Hourigan, T. F., Etnoyer, P. J., and Cairns, Stephen D., 237–297. States. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS‐OHC‐4.
  • Nizinski, Martha S. 2016. "Ammodytidae, sandlances." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 4: Bony fishes part 2 (Perciformes to Tetraodontiformes) and sea turtles, edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, N., 2784–2785. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes).
  • Nizinski, Martha S. and Munroe, Thomas A. 2016. "Engraulidae, anchovies." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, N., 1715–1718. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, (FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes).
  • Nizinski, Martha S. 2014. "Lobsters." in The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic.Vol.1: Introduction, crustaceans, chitons, and cephalopods, 197–234. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Ross, S. W. and Nizinski, Martha S. 2007. "State of deep coral ecosystems in the U.S. southeast region: Cape Hatteras to southeastern Florida." in The state of the deep coral ecosystems of the United States., edited by Lumsden, S. E., Hourigan, T. F., Bruckner, A. W., and Dorr, G., 233–269. Silver Spring, MD: NOAA.
  • Munroe, Thomas A. and Nizinski, Martha S. 2003. "Clupeidae." in The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes and American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication 5. Vol. 2, edited by Carpenter, Kent E., 804–830. FAO.
  • Nizinski, Martha S. and Munroe, Thomas A. 2003. "Engraulidae." in The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes and American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Special Publication 5. Vol. 2, edited by Carpenter, Kent E., 764–794. FAO.
  • Munroe, Thomas A., Nizinski, Martha S., and Wongratana, T. 1999. "Chirocentridae." in FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and Niem, V. H., 1771–1774. FAO.
  • Munroe, Thomas A., Nizinski, Martha S., and Wongratana, T. 1999. "Pristigasteridae." in FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and Niem, V. H., 1754–1770. FAO.
  • Munroe, Thomas A., Wongratana, T., and Nizinski, Martha S. 1999. "Clupeidae." in FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and Niem, V. H., 1775–1821. FAO.
  • Wongratana, T., Munroe, Thomas A., and Nizinski, Martha S. 1999. "Family Engraulididae." in FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 3. Batoid fishes, chimaeras and bony fishes part 1 (Elopidae to Linophrynidae), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and Niem, V. H., 1698–1753. FAO.

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Dataset
  • Packer, David B., Nizinski, Martha S., Cairns, Stephen D., and Hourigan, Thomas F. 2017. [Dataset] "Deep‐Sea Coral Taxa in the U.S. Northeast Region: Depth and Geographical Distribution." Distributed by States. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS‐OHC‐4.