Matthew Harris


Mr. Harris is a Biologist and Analyst at Marstel-Day performing a wide range of biological field surveys, GIS, and planning support for natural resources, NEPA, ecosystem restoration, and cultural resources projects. Mr. Harris has conducted extensive bat and bird survey work for DoD utilizing automated recording devices and spectrogram analysis software. Prior to joining Marstel-Day, Mr. Harris worked in the private and public sectors contributing to research and management projects that focused on native species and their habitats. This work includes work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Delaware Department of Natural Resources, University of Wyoming, and Clemson University. Survey and research work focused on a variety of wildlife species and their habitats including threatened and endangered bat species, waterfowl, songbirds, raptors, Delmarva fox squirrels, red-cockaded woodpeckers, amphibians, reptiles, black bears, white-tailed deer, and the treatment and control of invasive plants and insects. This includes extensive experience with the deployment and retrieval of acoustic detectors for surveying bat species.

Mr. Harris completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology from James Madison University with a focus on ecology and geography. Additionally, Mr. Harris obtained a Master of Science degree in Biology from James Madison University while studying the restoration of riparian buffers and their impact on native bat species and their habitat. Mr. Harris has also earned certification in Generalized Linear and Mixed Models in Ecology and Conservation Biology from the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute.