Mr Geoff Martin

Mr Geoffrey Martin

Collections Manager, Lepidoptera

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Insects
Contact: email


Lepidoptera; British & Irish Lepidoptera collections, collectors and localities; Collections Management; Curation; Digitisation; Collection relocation logistics; Fieldwork logistics


Responsible for the management of the Lepidoptera collections (80,000 drawers, 10 million+ specimens) including management of five curators.



MA Museum Studies, University College London, United Kingdom

BSc (Hons), Ecology, University College London, United Kingdom


MARTIN G (2010) The Butterflies of Britain & Ireland by Jeremy Thomas and Richard Lewington. [Book Review]. Atropos, 41

MARTIN G (2006) The impact of frozen tissue and molecular collections on Natural History Museum Collections. NatSCA News, 10 : 31 - 47.

Wakeham-Dawson A, Franquinho Aguiar AM, Martin G (2002) The distribution of endemic butterflies (Lepidoptera) on the island of Madeira, Portugal, since 1850, with comments on their current conservation status. Entomologist’s Gazette, 53 : 153 - 180.

Catry P, Mellanby R, Suleiman KA, Salim KH, Hughes M, McKean M, Anderson N, Constant G, Heany V, Martin G, Armitage M, Wilson M (2000) Habitat selection by terrestrial birds on Pemba Island (Tanzania), with particular reference to six endemic taxa. Biological Conservation, 95 (3): 259 - 267. doi: 10.1016/S0006-3207(00)00044-6

Martin G, Barnett LK, Emms C (2000) On some Macro-Lepidoptera of Madeira with special reference to Funchal Ecological Park. Entomologist’s Gazette, 51 : 33 - 37.

Plant CW, Honey MR, Martin G (2000) Argyresthia trifasciata Staudinger, 1871 (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutidae) new to Hertfordshire (V. C. 20), with further records from London (V. C. 17, 18 and 21) and with a summary of its British distribution and status. Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation, 112 : 257 - 262.

Martin G (1998) My London Garden. Atropos, 4 : 24 - 25.