Research Interests:Michael Jensen, Ph.D., is a Marine Biologist with the Marine Turtle Genetics Program. He finished his Ph.D. at the University of Canberra in Australia 2010 and soon after moved to join SWFSC. During his M.Sc. and Ph.D. he has worked on various aspects of marine turtle conservation genetics. He now works on a large scale global assessment of green turtle population structure using molecular markers. The aim of his project is to provide a comprehensive analysis that will define breeding populations and characterize foraging populations of green turtles. This information will form the basis for DPS evaluation of the globally listed green turtle. His research interests include marine vertebrate ecology and behavior, population dynamics and genetics, biogeography, threatened species biology and conservation and field biology.
- Ph.D. University of Canberra, Australia, 2010
- M.Sc. University of Aarhus, Denmark, 2005
- B.Sc. University of Aarhus, Denmark, 2002