Alvin L. Jensen

Professor Emeritus


PhD, Michigan State University (1969)
MS, Michigan State University (1966)
BS, University of Minnesota-Duluth (1963)


Alvin L. Jensen, Ph.D., associate professor of biometry in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, retired from active faculty status on June 30, 2005, after a most productive career as a teacher and researcher. Professor Jensen joined the University of Michigan faculty as an assistant professor in 1973 and was promoted to an associate professor in 1976.

Among his many contributions to the field are the development of a method for statistical analysis of biological data from pre- to post-operational industrial water quality monitoring and the application of time series analysis and forecasting methods to study several fish species and to validate extensive environmental data sets.


Professor Jensen's scholarly interests focus on the area of sampling, contaminate uptake and transfer, environmental assessment, fishery assessment, and modeling the dynamics of populations and communities.


Named Alvin L. Jensen associate professor emeritus of biometry.

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He has published over 80 articles in peer reviewed journals.


Professor Jensen served as coordinator of the Michigan Sea Grant Fisheries Subprogram from 1974-76 and as a scientist-in-residence at Argonne National Laboratory from 1980-81. He served on the Electric Power Research Institute's Committee on Fish Compensation, and within the University he served on the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies Executive Board and on the Faculty Senate.

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