Charles E. Cichra

Charles E. Cichra, Ph.D.


Discipline Specialization

Dr. Cichra is the Professor, Graduate Coordinator for the department’s graduate program, and the Fisheries Extension Specialist for Florida, and is responsible for coordinating and conducting the University’s statewide fisheries, aquaculture, and pond management extension program. His personal extension programs include pond management and youth education. He is the co-director of FISHING FOR SUCCESS, a program through which children (K-12) learn about fishing and the aquatic environment.( Dr. Cichra’s research and teaching programs focus on fish population sampling, fish ecology and fisheries management.


  • FAS 4305C Introduction to Fishery Science Spring
    Credits: 3; Prerequisites: Junior standing Natural Resources and Conservation, Wildlife, or Forestry, or consent of the instructor. Principles of fish management in freshwater and marine systems. Includes field and laboratory techniques for aquatic habitat and fishery resource assessment, and consideration of contemporary issues pertinent to sport and commercial uses of renewable fisheries resources. (Team taught with Dr. D.E. Canfield, Jr.)
  • FAS 5335C Applied Fisheries Statistics Fall, even years
    Credits: 4; Prerequisites: FAS 5276C or consent of instructor. Population sampling and estimation, statistical assumptions and robustness, mark-recapture, growth, condition, and empirical modeling of populations.
  • FAS 6355C Fisheries Management Fall, odd years
    Credits: 4; Prerequisites: FAS 5276C or consent of instructor. Integration of scientific, social, political, and legal factors into fisheries management. (Team taught with Dr. D.E. Canfield, Jr.)

Contact Information

Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
7922 NW 71st Street
Gainesville, FL 32653-3071
Phone: 352-392-9617 ext. 249
Fax: 352/392-3672 (Suncom 622-3672)