Welcome to the Jensen lab, in the Department of Marine & Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University. We study fisheries and aquatic ecosystems - including marine, estuarine, and freshwater environments. The word fishery refers to an entire social-ecological system including a wild fish or invertebrate population, as well as the fishermen and processors who harvest and sell the fish (in a commercial fishery), and the managers who regulate the fishery to prevent overharvest. Our research ranges from field studies of endangered salmonids in Mongolia to meta-analysis of stock assessment data to better understand fish population dynamics. If you're interested in learning more about what we do, please follow the Research link on the sidebar to the left.
September 2013: Congratulations to Mikaela Provost on her successful defense of her MS thesis!
August 2013: Congratulations to Chris Free, winner of a NOAA Fisheries/Sea Grant Population Dynamics Fellowship!
May 2013: Congratulations to Mikaela Provost on her award-winning essay about collaborative research with fishermen! Just published in this month's issue of Fisheries.
April 2013: New paper published in Science: Neubauer, P., O.P. Jensen, J.A. Hutchings, and J.K. Baum. 2013. Resilience and recovery of overexploited marine populations. Science. 340:347-349.
Photo credits Olaf Jensen, Noreen McAuliffe, Justin Hospital, Brian Weidel. Site design by Freshwaters Illustrated