Greetings! My name is Jen Hammock. I'm the Marine Theme coordinator here at EOL. I first got my feet wet, so to speak, in the Joint Program in Biological Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In my doctoral research I studied olfaction (sense of smell) in marine mammals compared with their terrestrial kin. My focal species was the sea otter. More recently I learned about life in the Southern Ocean while working on the Antarctic Invertebrates website at the National Museum of Natural History. I joined EOL in the Fall of 2009.
It's my job to recruit and support marine participation in EOL, so if you're a researcher, educator, student, shell collector, diver or other ocean enthusiast and you would like to get involved, email me!
- Full name
- Jennifer Hammock
- Curator level
- Master Curator
- Marine Theme Coordinator, EOL Curator-relevant experience: Visiting Scientist, Chemicals Affecting Insect Behavior Lab, US Agricultural Research Service, 2005-2006 Hammock, J., Vinyard, B., Dickens, J. 2007. Response to host plant odors and aggregation pheromone by larvae of the Colorado potato beetle on a servosphere. Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 1(1):27-35 PhD, Biological Oceanography, Massachussetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceangraphic Institution, 2005; thesis: Structure and function in the olfactory system of the Sea otter, Enhydra lutris.
- Curation scope
- The genera Leptinotarsa and Diaprepes in Coleoptera, marine mammals, and Sygnathidae