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Kamille Hammerstrom

AntarcticResearch Associate

My earliest marine biology memory is of watching jellyfish and blue crabs from a dock in Annapolis, MD. I completed an undergraduate degree in Marine Biology at Texas A & M University at Galveston in 1994 and a masters degree in Marine Science at the University of South Carolina in 1996. I’m interested in disturbance and recovery processes in marine environments, from how seagrasses respond to boat hull and propeller damage to how infaunal communities change in response to erosion and increased nutrient loads.  I’ve been lucky enough to participate in research projects in the seagrass-coral banks of the Florida Keys, eelgrass beds in coastal North Carolina, tidal creeks of coastal South Carolina, kelp forests in the San Juan archipelago, seagrass and infaunal communities from Elkhorn Slough to the continental shelf in Monterey Bay, hydrothermal vents in the South Pacific, and sponge communities in Antarctica.

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