Tammy Horton

Ordinary Council Member of the Porcupine Marine Natural History Society

Dr. Tammy Horton works at the National Oceanography Centre. She is an expert in peracarid taxonomy, ecology and biodiversity and has a particular fascination for deep-sea scavenging amphipods and mouth-inhabiting isopod parasites of fish. She is currently chair the Steering Committee for the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), and co-ordinates the World Amphipoda Database (WAD) and the World Register of Deep-Sea Species (WoRDSS).

She has worked on a variety of deep-sea biodiversity projects and report results in peer-reviewed publications, as well as web, print, and radio media. She is also the manager of the Discovery Collections at NOCs – a unique collection of deep-sea samples.

e: tammy.horton@noc.ac.uk