Theresa Thom

Service employee wearing an orange lifejacket driving a jon boat with an outboard motor.
Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator

911 NE 11th Avenue
Portland, OR 97232
United States

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About Theresa Thom

Theresa currently focuses on aquatic invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

Learn more about invasive species
issues throughout the Pacific Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands through the Service’s Fish and Aquatic Conservation (FAC) Program. She has worked on water resource conservation in both North and South America for more than 20 years. Throughout her career, she has focused on a variety of issues including aquatic invasive species, native fisheries, and water quality monitoring in diverse habitats including floodplain forests and desert springs.

Additional roles
Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Certification Course Instructor
Areas of expertise
Freshwater Ecology, Invasive Species Biology