Jensen Lab
Olaf Jensen  

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.

What's new:

The website for the new Rutgers Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability is up:

August 2018: Welcome Ashley Trudeau and Carolyn Iwicki, new Ph.D. students in the Ecology & Evolution graduate program

May 2018: Congratulations to Chris Free on the successful defense of his Ph.D. dissertation!

February 2018: Now accepting applications for the Rutgers Research Internships in Ocean Sciences (RIOS) program - an NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates site. More information and application instructions here.

January 2018: Now accepting applications for student participants in the Mongolian-American Aquatic Ecology Research Initiative (MAAERI) - an NSF International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program. More information and application instructions here.












Olaf Jensen  
Lab Members  
Photo credits Olaf Jensen, Noreen McAuliffe, Justin Hospital, Brian Weidel. Site design by Freshwaters Illustrated