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Cynthia Jones

  • Cynthia Jones
  • Professor & Eminent Scholar
  • Ocean, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • 3 Fisheries Ecology Ctr
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4497
  • cjones@odu.edu
  • Honors include: Phi Beta Kappa; Fellow AAAS; Outstanding Virginia Scientist [Juried Award]; Outstanding Professor, State Council for Higher Education in Virginia [Juried Award]; Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Australia
  • Education

    University Of Rhode Island, 1984
    Major: Oceanography
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, 1973
    Major: Oceanography
    Degree: M.S.
    Boston University, 1968
    Major: Zoology [Honors Program]
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    Research has covered fish from the Arctic through the temperature regions to the Antarctic. Studies include: demography based on age evaluation, stock assessment, environmental effects on habitat, otolith chemistry for assess movement and migration, recreational anglerrrrr surveys, simulation modeling and quantitative statistics. I have won numerous national research awards and authored two papers selected as Best Paper by the American Fisheries Society.
  • Expertise

    Environmental Issues
    Fisheries and statistics
    Fish and Fish population dynamics
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Epsilon, Massachusetts
  • 2011: Faculty Excellence Award, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 2009: 2009 Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2005: Outstanding Professor 2005, State Council for Higher Education in Virginia [Juried Award], State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
  • 2004: Most Significant Paper, 2004, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
  • 2004: Nominated, Outstanding Faculty 2004, , State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
  • 2004: Outstanding Achievement Award, 2004 , Friends of the Library, Old Dominion University
  • 2004: Virginia Professor of the Year [National Juried Award], Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • 2003: Finalist, Outstanding Faculty 2003 , TIAA & State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
  • 2003: Outstanding Virginia Scientist, 2003 [Juried Award]
  • 2003: Volunteer Recognition Award to CQFE , Salvation Army
  • 2000: Nominated, Outstanding Teacher 2000 , State Council for Higher Education in Virginia
  • 1999: Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, Australia, 1999
  • 1999: University Outstanding Researcher Award, 1999, Old Dominion University
  • 1998: Nominated, Outstanding Virginia Scientist
  • 1996: Most Significant Paper, 1996, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
  • 1982: University of Rhode Island Fellowship
  • 1981: Special Achievement Award , National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Development of facilities to provide finfish ageing for Virginia catches and application of virtual population analysis to provide management advice.
    Date: 2012 - 2013
    The Population Dynamics of Snowy Grouper (Epinephelus niveatus), Warsaw grouper (E. nigritus), Wreckfish (Polyprion americanus), Blueline Tilefish (Caulolatilus microps), and Golden Tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) along the Virginian Continental Shelf.
    Date: 2012 - 2013
    The influence of nursery area diversity and population structure on the population dynamics of marine fishes.
    Date: 2010 - 2013
    Acquisition of an Electron Probe Microanalyzer for Innovative Geological, Biochemical, and Material Science Applications
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF (Major Research Instrumentation)
    Date: May, 2008 - May, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Cook, D.; Darby, D. A.; Jones, C.; Elsayed-Ali, H.; Elmustafa, A.