I am an environmental steward, fisheries professional, and music lover. My current research interests focus on utilizing big data to focus management and prevention efforts on the spread of nonindigenous aquatic species. I have been an active American Fisheries Society member since 2010.




M.S., Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University (2018)
B.S., Biological Science, Eastern Illinois University (2015)

Thornton, J. L., V. Nepal KC, C. R. Jansen, L. D. Frankland, J. Hirst, and R. E. Colombo. (2018) Monitoring demographics of a commercially exploited population of Shovelnose Sturgeon in the Wabash River, Illinois/Indiana, USA. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. doi: 10.1111/jai.13749

Thornton, J. L. and P. V. Switzer. (2015) Factors Affecting the Spatial Distribution of Oviposition Sites for Tandem Black Saddlebags Dragonflies (Odonata: Libellulidae). Journal of Insect Science 15 (1): 54. doi: 10.1093/jisesa/iev03

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