Search - List of Books by Joel W. Martin
Joel W. Martin (b. 1955) is an American marine biologist and invertebrate zoologist who is currently Chief of the Division of Invertebrate Studies and Curator of Crustacea at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHMLAC). His main area of research is the morphology and systematics of marine decapod crustaceans (crabs, shrimps, lobsters and their relatives).
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Martin received a doctorate from the Florida State University in 1986. He has published more than 100 scientific articles and books mainly on morphology, natural history, taxonomy, and evolutionary relationships of both decapods and of branchiopods of ephemeral pools. His work also includes studies on the animals inhabiting deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. He is best known of an article on an updated classification of all crustaceans (Martin and Davis, 2001).
In addition to his research on marine invertebrates, he has been active on communicating questions of global biodiversity and on the history and interaction of science and religious faith.