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Ocean BioGeosciences
tammy.horton at
+44 (0)23 8059 6352



I have been employed as a researcher on a variety of deep-sea biodiversity projects at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, since 2001. I am also the manager of the Discovery Collections at NOCs – a unique collection of deep-sea samples. My research focus is the taxonomy, biogeography and biodiversity of deep-sea amphipods. As a part of this work I am revising some of the problem genera and species within the Lysianassoidea.

As a taxonomist I have a keen interest in the advances in modern methods of taxonomic databasing, interactive web-based keys and digital illustration. I also retain more than a passing interest in fish parasitology and in particular studies of Cymothoid isopods following my PhD, studying the taxonomy, ecology and pathology of cymothoid isopods in both wild and farmed fish.