Mathis, Andrew T

Large River Fisheries Ecologist

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I work for the Illinois Natural History Survey as an Assistant Scientist, Large River Fisheries Ecologist. I currently monitor invasive carp and native fish populations below the electric dispersal barrier in the upper reaches of the Illinois Waterway by using hoop nets, mini-fyke nets, fyke nets, and DC electrofishing as part of the Multiple Agency Monitoring of the Illinois River for Decision Making project. I previously worked alongside the Illinois DNR Invasive Carp Team in an effort to remove and monitor invasive carp populations in the upper reaches of Illinois River.


Western Illinois University                                                            

Master of Science in Biological Sciences, 2018                              

Thesis title: Assessing movement of bigheaded carp in the Upper Illinois waterway system using GPS satellite transmitters

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences with Concentration in Fish and Wildlife Conservation, 2014

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