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.