Greg Jensen grew up studying marine life in the Pacific Northwest, exploring beaches at low tide and learning to scuba dive as soon as he was old enough to do so. He developed a special interest in crabs and shrimps, and is an avid underwater photographer.
Since receiving his Ph.D. in 1990, he has taught at Western Washington University, the University of Washington, and the Bamfield Marine Science Centre on Vancouver Island.
Greg has published papers on a wide range of crustacean topics, including reproductive biology, the effects of invasive species, larval settlement, feeding behavior, and descriptions of numerous new species.
Professor Jensen also helps seniors at UW complete a research requirement for their major in fisheries science.
His books,"Crabs and Shrimps of the Pacific Coast" and "Beneath Pacific Tides: Subtidal Invertebrates of the West Coast", will be available at a special price during Sound Waters 2020. Be sure to look for his table in the exhibition hall.