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.
March 2017: Congratulations to Abigail Golden on winning a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
August 2016: Congratulations to Mattea Berglund and her research supervisor Doug Zemeckis (not pictured) on winning best poster presentation at the Rutgers Research Internships in Ocean Sciences (RIOS) poster session for her project "Priority effects in fish traps seeded with American lobster or tautog"
July 2016: Congratulations to Anthony Vastano on his successful MS thesis defense!
January 2016: Congratulations to Talia Young, recipient of a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship!
Photo credits Olaf Jensen, Noreen McAuliffe, Justin Hospital, Brian Weidel. Site design by Freshwaters Illustrated