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


509 objects curated
2511 taxa curated
294 images set as exemplar
266 articles selected for Overview
162 preferred classifications selected

52 common names added
4 common names removed
11 common names curated
0 Wikipedia articles nominated

135 taxa commented
519 comments submitted
109 articles 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