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.
January 2016: Congratulations to Talia Young, recipient of a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship!
December 2015: Congratulations to Dr. Jim Vasslides on his successful dissertation defense!
December 2015: New paper by Chris Free combines interviews with fish monitoring data to understand risks to the endangered Hovsgol grayling.
Photo credits Olaf Jensen, Noreen McAuliffe, Justin Hospital, Brian Weidel. Site design by Freshwaters Illustrated