Dr. Martha J. Groom is a Professor of Conservation and Environmental Studies at the University of Washington Bothell & Seattle.  She is a conservation biologist that specializes in plant-animal interactions and conservation of imperiled species. 
Early in her career, Groom was Visiting Faculty at the Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rica , a Visiting Lecturer at UC Davis , and Faculty at the Mountain Lake Biological Station in Virginia .  She would return to the Organization for Tropical Studies in 1995 is a Co-coordinator for a short period of time.  Groom next became an Assistant Professor then Associate Professor in the Department of Zoology at North Carolina State before joining the staff of the University of Washington, Bothell and Seattle in 1998. 
Alongside Gary K. Meffe and C. Ronald Carroll, Groom co-authored the textbook Principles of Conservative Biology . 
Groom is married to UW Biological Oceanographer, Daniel Grünbaum. They have two children together, Maks and Sam Groom. 
Awards, Honors, and Fellowships
- Outstanding Teacher Award, NC State University, 1997-1998
- Election to the Academy of Outstanding Teachers, NC State University, 1998.
- Project Kaleidoscope "Faculty for the 21st Century," 1997-2002.
- Hewlitt Instructor, North Carolina State University, 1997-8.
- Ingrith Deyrup Olsen Teaching Award, University of Washington, 1995.
- Best Teaching Assistant, Introductory Biology, University of Florida, 1989.
- Research Fellowships, Honors and Awards
- Elected to Full Membership, Sigma Xi, 1997.
- National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 1987-91.
- University of Washington Graduate Recruitment Award, 1989.
Pew Charitable Trusts Scholarship in Conservation Biology and
Sustainable Development, 1991-93.
- University of Washington, Training Grant in Mathematical Biology, 1994.
- Best Student Paper, Colonial Waterbird Society, Chevy Chase, MD, 1988.