Jan F.  Cordes

Assistant Research Scientist

Email: [[jfcordes]]
Phone: (804) 684-7907, 7873
Office: Chesapeake Bay Hall, S209
Website: {{http://www.vims.edu/env/research/dna/}}
Department: Environmental & Aquatic Animal Health

Education
  • BA and MS in Biology from California State University, Northridge
  • PhD in Marine Science from Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Research Interests
  • Phylogenetics of oysters
  • Aquaculture genetics of shellfish and finfish
  • Fisheries genetics of marine species
  • Conservation genetics of native anadromous and freshwater fishes
Current Projects
Selected Publications
  • Cordes, J.F., J. Xiao, and K.S. Reece. In Review. Discrimination of Oyster Species (Crassostrea: Mollusca) Based on Restriction Fragment-Length Polymorphism (RFLP) Analysis of Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA Markers. J. Shellfish Res.
  • Cordes, J.F., M.R. Stephens, and B. May. In Review. Introgressive hybridization of California golden trout Oncorhynchus mykiss aguabonita in the South Fork Kern River and transplanted populations. N. Amer. J. Fish. Manage.
  • J. Xiao, J.F. Cordes, K.C. Jones, S.K. Allen, Jr., and K.S. Reece. In Press. Characterization and Inheritance of Microsatellite Loci in the Suminoe Oyster Crassostrea ariakensis. Mol. Ecol Res.
  • Reece, K.S., J.F. Cordes, J.B. Stubbs, E. Francis, and K. Hudson. 2008. Molecular phylogeny of Crassostrea spp. as inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences. Mar. Biol. 153(4): 709-721.
  • J. A. Moss, E. M. Burreson, J. F. Cordes, C. F. Dungan, G. D. Brown, A. Wang, X. Wu, and K. S. Reece. 2007. Pathogens in Crassostrea ariakensis and other Asian oyster species: implications for non-native oyster introduction to Chesapeake Bay. Dis. Aquat. Org.  77: 207-223.
  • Cordes, J.F. M.R. Stephens, M.A. Blumberg, and B. May. 2006. Identifying introgressive hybridization in native populations of California golden trout based on molecular markers. Trans. of Amer. Fisheries Soc. 135: 110-128.
  • Cordes, J.F., D.L. Perkins, R.L. Sawyer, and B. May. 2005. Genetic analysis of fish genomes and populations:  allozyme variation within and among Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) from downeast rivers of Maine. J. Fish Biol. 67 (s1):104-117.
  • Liu, Z.J., and J.F. Cordes. 2004. DNA marker technologies and their applications in aquaculture genetics. Aquaculture.
  • Cordes, J.F., J.A. Israel, and B. May. 2004. Conservation of Paiute cutthroat trout: measuring the genetic legacy of population transplants and hybridization in an endemic California salmonid. Cal. Fish Game Bull.
  • Israel, J.A., J.F. Cordes, and B. May. 2004. Genetic differentiation among western U.S. collections of green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) based on nuclear microsatellites. N. Amer. J. Fisheries Manage.
  • Cordes, J.F., D.L. Perkins, R.L. Sawyer, and B. May. In Press. Genetic analysis of fish genomes and populations:  allozyme variation within and among Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) from downeast rivers of Maine. J. Fish Biol.
  • Cordes, J.F.,and J.E. Graves. 2003. Stock structure of weakfish Cynoscion regalis inferred from analyses of microsatellite and nuclear gene intron loci. Fish. Bull. 101: 443-450.
  • Williamson, K.S., J.F. Cordes, and B. May. 2002. Characterization of microsatellite loci in Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and cross-species amplification in other salmonids. Mol. Ecol. Notes 2:17-19.
  • Cordes, J.F.,S. L. Armknecht, E. A. Starkey, and J. E. Graves. 2001. Forensic identification of sixteen species of Chesapeake Bay sportfishes using mitochondrial DNA restriction fragment-length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis. Estuaries 24(1): 49-58.
  • Cordes, J.F.,and L.G. Allen. 1997. Estimates of age, growth and settlement from otoliths of young-of-the-year kelp bass (Paralabrax clathratus). Bull. South. Calif. Acad. Sci. 96(2): 43-60. 
  • Cordes, J.F. 1996. Illustrations for: J. W. Dole and B. B. Rose (1996) “An Amateur Botanist's Identification Manual for the Shrubs and Trees of the Southern California Coastal Region and Mountains”. Foot Loose Press.
  • Cordes, J.F. 1996. Illustrations for: J. W. Dole and B. B. Rose (1996) “An Amateur Botanist's Identification Manual for the Shrubs and Trees of the Southern California Deserts”. Foot Loose Press.
Current Students
  • Jie Xiao, Ph.D. program (dissertation committee).
  • I would be happy to talk to perspective students about serving on their thesis or dissertation committees.
Professional Memberships
  • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • American Fisheries Society
  • American Genetics Association
  • National Shellfisheries Association
Collaborative/Interdisciplinary Efforts