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Sjúrður Hammer, MRes in Marine Ecology

PhD Student, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Research field: Environmental Sciences - Ecology
Marine bird ecology
Bird Ringing/banding
Climate Change
North Atlantic


Awards and Grants

  •  May 2013 
    Faroese Research Council - PhD studentship funding View website
  •  Jun 2011 
    Statoil - PhD studentship funding

Biographical Information

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.


Professional Experience

2011 - Present
PhD Student at University of Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2010 - Present
Project worker on The Faroese Bird Migration Atlas at Natural History Museum of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sep 2009 - Feb 2010
Research Assistant at Environment Agency
Tórshavn, Faroe Islands

2011 - Present
University of Glasgow / faculty of Biomedical and Life Sciences in Glasgow, United Kingdom
PhD student
Sep 2008 - Sep 2009
University of Glasgow in Glasgow, United Kingdom
Master of Research
Jun 2003 - May 2007
University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Consulting Services

Fuglafrøðifelagið - national IBA coordinator

Contact Information

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