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-F.G. (Eric) Hochberg, Ph.D.
-Paul Valentich-Scott
-Patricia S. Sadeghian, M.A.
-Daniel L. Geiger, Ph.D.
-Matthew L. Gimmel, Ph.D.

  Patricia S. Sadeghian, M.A.
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Patricia S. Sadeghian, M.A.
Associate Curator

Mailing address:
Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 USA

Phone: 805-682-4711 x147
FAX: 805-563-0574

Patricia Sadeghian has worked in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology since 1997. Her research focuses on taxonomy, prevalence, and natural history of nemertean worms (Hoplonemertea: Carcinonemertidae) that are symbiotic on decapod crustaceans. She has published works on Carcinonemertes, land snails, and crustaceans.

Patricia is involved with collection management, cataloging, photography, and publication production. She was the photographer for Bivalve Seashells of Western North America and Bivalve Seashells of Tropical West America. Patricia is also involved with numerous community outreach programs and science education. She has consulted for several children's books and has served as an instructor for the Museum's teen science program, Quasars to Sea Stars. 

Selected publications:

Kuris, A. M., P. S. Sadeghian & J.T. Carlton. 2007. Decapoda. Pp. 632-656. In: J.T. Carlton (Editor), The Light and Smith Manual: Invertebrates of the Central California Coast. Fourth Edition. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Jensen, K. & P.S. Sadeghian. 2005. Nemerteans. Pp. 205-210. In: K. Rohde (Editor) Marine Parasitology. Australia: CSIRO Publishing.

Roth, B. & P.S. Sadeghian. 2006. Checklist of the Land Snails and Slugs of California. Contributions in Science 3. Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, California. 82 pp.

Sadeghian, P.S. & A.M. Kuris. 2001. Distribution and abundance of a nemertean egg predator (Carcinonemertes sp.) on a leucosiid crab, Randallia ornata. Hydrobiologia 456: 59-63.

Sadeghian, P.S. & C. Santos. 2010. Two new species of Carcinonemertes (Hoplonemertea: Carcinonemertidae) living in association with leucosiid crabs from California and Tasmania. Journal of Natural History 44: 2395-2409.



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