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Sjúrður Hammer

  • PhD in Marine Ornithology and Ecology
  • Demersal fisheries
  • Faroe Marine Research Institute
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Recent publications

  • Bridging the gap from student to senior scientist: Recommendations for engaging early-career scientists in professional biological societies

    • Humphries G
    • Flemming S
    • Gladics A
    • et al.
  • Færøsk Trækfugleatlas


Professional experience

Demersal fisheries

Faroe Marine Research Institute

March 2018 - Present

Project worker on The Faroese Bird Migration Atlas

Natural History Museum of Denmark

April 2010 - Present

PhD Student

University of Glasgow

September 2011 - October 2017(6 years)

Research Assistant

Environment Agency

September 2009 - February 2010(5 months)


PhD student

University of Glasgow / faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences

September 2011 - October 2017(6 years)

Master of Research

University of Glasgow

September 2008 - September 2009(a year)

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

University of Aberdeen

June 2003 - May 2007(4 years)

University of Glasgow

Research interests

Marine bird ecology Ecotoxicology Ecology Bird Ringing/banding Migration Phenology Climate Change Isotopes North Atlantic


I was organically made, born and raised in the capital of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn. I always have had an interest in animals and living things, so it became more and more clear that I wanted to pursue a biology career. My interest has however become more refined, and I hope to be working with environmental pollution issues in the future, and potentially look at marine birds as bioindicators/models for productivity and pollution of the marine environment. Outside of the strictly academic context I care about nature conservation in particular in the Faroes, and try to be openminded towards different ways of living ecologically sustainable. I blog on Being a christian in natural sciences also has its obvious challenges. This is something that has interested me for a while, and I co-founded a small organisation which works to examine the apparent conflicts: We have a very well visited blog and podcast. Recently the main topic has been how christian faith can and ought to inform the current environmental challenges.


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