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


Timmermans MJTN, Viberg C, Martin G, Hopkins K, Vogler AP (2015) Rapid assembly of taxonomically validated mitochondrial genomes from historical insect collections. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, doi: 10.1111/bij.12552

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.