Overview

  • 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
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2016 Coast-wide nursery contribution of new recruits to the population of Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannusTrans. Amer Fish Soc.. 627-636.
    2014 Coast-wide juvenile otolith signatures of the Atlantic menhaden Brevoortia tyrannus, 2009-2011Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.
    2014 Reproductive phase determination in male meagre (Argyrosomus regius, Sciaenidae): testes development and histologic corroboration of a gross anatomical scaleScientia Marine. 065-080.
    2014 Spatial and temporal variation in otolith chemistry of juvenile Atlantic menhaden in Chesapeake BayTransactions of the American Fisheries Society. 1061-1071.
    2013 Can we predict the future: juvenile finfish and their seagrass nurseries in Chesapeake BayJournal of Marine Science.
    2013 Distribution in Seagrass Habitats of Chesapeake Bay are Structured by Abiotic and Biotic FactorsMarine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science. 114-124.
    2013 Effect of laser ablation depth in otolith life history scansMarine Ecology Progress Series. 247-256.
    2013 Independent estimates of catch by private and public access fishers avoid between-group sources of error in a marine recreational surveyTransactions of the American Fisheries Society. 422-429.
    2013 Physical-biological interactions in a subarctic estuary: How do environmental and physical factors impact the movement and survival of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Alaska?Journal of Marine Systems. 120-129.
    2013 Quantifying the Effects of Ageing Bias in Atlantic Striped Bass, Morone saxatilis, Stock AssessmentTransactions of the American Fisheries Society. 193-207.
    2013 River discharge predicts spatial distributions of beluga whales in the upper Cook Inlet, Alaska, during early summerPolar Biology. 1077-1087.
    2013 Within-Day Variability in Catch Taken by Public Access Fishers during a Recreational Fishing Survey Independent estimates of catch by private and public access fishers avoid between-group sources of error in a marine recreational surveyTransactions of the American Fisheries Society. 974-978.
    2012 Estuarine ingress timing as revealed by spectral analysis of otolith life history scansCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 1266-1277.
    2011 Evaluation of a pound net modification to mitigate bottlenose dolphin bycatch and maintain a viable fisheryNorth American Journal of Fisheries Management.
    2010 Rare Earth Element Chemistry of Estuarine Surface Sediments In the Chesapeake BayChemical Geology. 20-30.
    2009 "Age-validation and growth of bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrixā€¯ along the east coast of the Unites StatesFisheries Research. 65-75.
    2009 A license registry improves sampling efficiency for a marine recreational surveyTransactions of the American Fisheries Society.
    2009 Patterns of larval Atlantic croaker ingress to Chesapeake BayMarine Ecology Progress Series. 187-197.
    2009 Spatial variation in otolith chemistry of Atlantic croaker larvae in the Mid-Atlantic BightMarine Ecology Progress Series. 185-195.
    2008 Bomb radiocarbon chronologies in the Arctic, with implications for the age validation of lake trout and other Arctic speciesCan J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.. 733-743.
    2008 Growth analysis and age validation of a deep-water Arctic fish, the Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.. 1047-1059.
    2008 Historical patterns of growth in juvenile spotted seatroutJ. Fish Biol. 597-607.
    2008 Inferring fish movements from small- scale fisheries data: the case of Argyrosomus regius (Sciaenidae) in PortugalICES CM. 19.
    2008 Otolith chemistry indicates population structuring by the Antarctic Circumpolar CurrentCan J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.. 135-146.
    2008 Reproductive biology of bluefish, Pomotomus saltatrix, along the East Coast of the United StatesFisheries Research. 198-208.
    2008 Spatial variation of otolith elemental signatures among juvenile gray snapper (Lutjanus griseus) inhabiting southern Florida watersMarine Biology. 235-248.
    2007 Age underestimation in New Zealand porbeagle sharks (Lamna nasus): is there an upper limit to ages that can be determined from shark vertebrae?Marine and Freshwater Research. 10-23.
    2007 Bomb radiocarbon dating calibrates beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) age estimatesCan. J. Zool.. 1840-1852.
    2007 Otolith chemistry detects frontal systems in the Antarctic Circumpolar CurrentMEPS. 249-260.
    2007 Relating otolith chemistry to surface water chemistry in a coastal plain estuaryCan J. Fish Aquat. Sci. 1-14.
    2006 Bomb dating and age validation using the spines of spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias)Envir. Biol. Fish. 327-336.
    2006 Can the chemistry of otolith nuclei determine population structure in Patagonian toothfish, Dissostichus eleginoides?J. Fish Biology. 708-721.
    2006 Defining and implementing best available science for fisheries and environmental science, policy, and managementFisheries. 460-465.
    2006 Oxygen and carbon stable isotopes in otoliths record spatial isolation of Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus elegenoides)Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta. 87-94.
    2006 Substituting otoliths for chemical analysis: does sagitta=lapillus?Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.. 241-247.
    2005 Bio-physical mechanisms of larval fish ingress into Chesapeake BayMarine Ecology Progress Series. 295-310.
    2005 Can otolith chemistry be used for identifying essential seagrass habitats for juvenile spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, in Chesapeake Bay?Marine and Freshwater Research. 645-653.
    2005 Can otolith elemental signatures record the capture site of Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides), a fully marine fish in the Southern Ocean?Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.. 2832-2840.
    2005 Chemistry of surface waters: Distinguishing fine-scale differences in seagrass habitats of Chesapeake BayLimnology and Oceanography. 1073-1083.
    2004 Age, growth and the potential overfishing of spot (Leiostomus xanthrus) from the Chesapeake Bay, eastern USAMarine and Freshwater Fisheries. 556-560.
    2004 Temperature and salinity effects on strontium incorporation in otoliths of larval spot, Leiostomus xanthurusCanadian J. Fish. Aquat. Sci.. 34-42.

    Books

    Year Title
    2010 Sea Turtle Status and Trends: Integrating Demography and Abundance.  Washington, D.C: National Academies Press.
    2004 Developing a Research and Restoration Plan for Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim (Western Alaska)
    2002 Science and its role in the National Marine Fisheries Service

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2014 Defining relationships: Synergies and tradeoffs between health and environmental impactsSustainable Diets: Food for a Healthy People and Healthy Planet. National Academies Press - Institute of Medicine.
    2014 Forecasting Time Series Data using Multiple Break Points and Mixture DistributionsNew Frontiers of Multidisciplinary Research in STEAM. Springer.
    2013 Recreational Angler Survey Methods: Estimation of Effort, Harvest, and Released Catch over a Range of Spatial and Temporal ScalesFisheries Techniques.
    2006 Chapter 4: Estuarine and Diadromous Fish MetapopulationsEstuarine and diadromous species. Academic Press.

    Research Overview

  • 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.
  • Grants

  • Finfish Ageing for VA Catches & Application Stock Assessment  awarded by VA Marine Resource Commission 2017 - 2018
  • Age sample processing black drum otoliths from NJ and VA commercial fisheries  awarded by Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission 2016 - 2017
  • Development of facilities to provide finfish ageing for Virginia catches and application of virtual population analysis to provide management advice  awarded by Virginia Marine Resources Commission 2016 - 2017
  • Finfish Ageing For VA Catches and Application Stock Assessment  awarded by VA Marine Resources Commission 2016 - 2017
  • Development of facilities to provide finfish ageing for Virginia catches and application of virtual population analysis to provide management advice  awarded by Virginia Marine Resources Commission 2015 - 2016
  • Development of facilities to provide finfish ageing for Virginia catches and application of virtual population analysis to provide management advice  awarded by Virginia Marine Resources Commission 2014 - 2015
  • Development of facilities to provide finfish ageing for Virginia catches and application of virtual population analysis to provide management advice  awarded by Virginia Marine Resources Commission 2013 - 2014
  • 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.  awarded by Virginia Marine Resources Commission 2012 - 2014
  • Development of facilities to provide finfish ageing for Virginia catches and application of virtual population analysis to provide management advice. 2012 - 2013
  • The influence of nursery area diversity and population structure on the population dynamics of marine fishes. 2010 - 2013
  • Acquisition of an Electron Probe Microanalyzer for Innovative Geological, Biochemical, and Material Science Applications  awarded by NSF (Major Research Instrumentation) 2008
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Biology : Fish and Fish population dynamics
  • Environmental Issues : Fisheries and statistics
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Oceanography, University of Rhode Island 1984
  • M.S. in Oceanography, University of Rhode Island 1973
  • B.A. in Zoology [Honors Program], Boston University 1968
  • Full Name

  • Cynthia Jones