The Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology (CQFE) was conceived by Dr. Cynthia Jones, based on her work with the Virginia Marine Resource Commission evaluating fish populations in the Chesapeake Bay.

In 2006 CQFE obtained its own building on the campus of Old Dominion University. The building has offices for resident and visiting researchers from around the world, post doctoral fellows and graduate students studying with Dr. Jones, labs for extracting and preparing hard parts (otoliths, scales, opercula, spines), microscopy labs for hard part analysis, and a Class 100 clean room

Learn more about the fish we study


New website coming July 2015!

CQFE welcomes Jessica Gilmore as the Chief Technician starting in the summer of 2014.

CQFE congratulates Kristen Anstead on passing her doctoral oral defence on 11/10/2014.

CQFE congratulates Mike Schmidkte on passing his master exam on 11/7/2014.

Dr. Cynthia Jones is teaching a 1-credit seminar on data-poor control rules in fisheries management in the fall semester of 2014.