Jennifer Hammock

About me

Greetings! My name is Jen Hammock. I'm a programs 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.

One of my key responsibilities is 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!

My info

Full name
Jennifer Hammock
Curator level
Master Curator


601 objects curated
2662 taxa curated
375 images set as exemplar
284 articles selected for Overview
184 preferred classifications selected

60 common names added
4 common names removed
14 common names curated
0 Wikipedia articles nominated

153 taxa commented
563 comments submitted
110 articles added
0 data records added
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Curator qualifications


Programs 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