NOTE: The Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology (CQFE) is no longer in operation.
Welcome to the CQFE
The Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology (CQFE) was conceived by Dr. Cynthia Jones in the 1998 based on her work with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC) evaluating fish populations in Chesapeake Bay. In 2006 CQFE obtained its own building on the campus of Old Dominion University (ODU).
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), microscopy labs for hard part analysis, and a Class 100 clean room.
We are proud of the many student and post-graduate researchers who have worked together to make our innovations in the field of fisheries science possible. Explore the links below to learn more about the work we do and the people who make it all possible.
The Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology is involved in a variety of research projects related to fisheries management. Using otolith chemistry, ageing techniques, and statistical models, the CQFE contributes to a healthy harvesting environment for coastal fishermen.
The Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology partners with a number of charity and conservation organizations to maintain an active role in promoting the health of our community and environment.
The Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology has been committed to training top quality fisheries scientists for over 20 years. Review a list of current and former students who have contributed to our research at the CQFE.
The Center for Quantitative Fisheries Ecology employs the most qualified and competent Graduate and Undergraduate researchers in our effort to provide the best information to fisheries research and management.
Download peer-reviewed articles, meeting presentations, agency reports, and lab protocols related to fisheries research and management.
Two news are posted on 9/1/2015.