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Sjúrður Hammer

  • PhD in Marine Ornithology and Ecology
  • Conservation Researcher
  • Environment Agency, Faroe Islands
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Recent publications

  • The invasion of two species of social wasps ( Hymenoptera , Vespidae ) to the Faroe Islands

    • Hammer S
    • Jensen J
  • Why do afternoon copulations mainly occur after the egg-laying peak date in a colony of Great Skuas on Skúvoy , Faroe Islands ?

    • Schreven K
    • Hammer S

Professional experience

Conservation Researcher

Environment Agency, Faroe Islands

May 2019 - Present

Demersal fisheries

Faroe Marine Research Institute

March 2018 - May 2019(a year)

PhD Student

University of Glasgow

September 2011 - October 2017(6 years)

Project worker on The Faroese Bird Migration Atlas

Natural History Museum of Denmark

April 2010 - May 2011(a year)

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


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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