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.
June 2014: New paper by Chris Free shows high levels of microplastic pollution in Lake Hovsgol, a remote Mongolian mountain lake
May 2014: Rutgers Ecology & Evolution Ph.D. students Jim Vasslides and Talia Young passed their preliminary proposal defenses!
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!
Photo credits Olaf Jensen, Noreen McAuliffe, Justin Hospital, Brian Weidel. Site design by Freshwaters Illustrated