Data Analysis
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Matthew T. Perry

Matthew T. Perry's Resume

I have dedicated my career to deriving value from data and supporting science-based decision making with software and technology. I have 12 years of experience in geospatial data analysis and software development applied to natural resource management. Throughout my career, I’ve worked in consulting, academic and non-profit settings. My professional and research interests include software development, web mapping, spatial analysis, climate impact modeling, bayesian statistics, machine learning, reproducible methods and data workflows for spatial modeling, forest growth and yield modeling, and discrete optimization.

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Humboldt State University. Arcata, CA. M.S., Natural Resource Planning and Interpretation, 2005. Thesis topic: Design and Evaluation of a Web Mapping Service for the Klamath River Basin.

Humboldt State University. Arcata, CA. Certificate of Study, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. 2004.

Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA. B.S., Psychology/Statistics, 2000. Emphasis: Survey research design in industrial/organization psychology

Professional Experience

Ecotrust, Portland, OR. Senior Applications Developer. Apr 2011 – Present. Lead software developer for Ecotrust. Responsible for developing software tools for data-driven decisions and solutions for environmental and economic prosperity.

MarineMap Consortium, Santa Barbara, CA. Geospatial Web Application Developer. Oct 2009 – Mar 2011. Responsible for developing web-based spatial decision support tools for collaborative, science-based marine planning.

Geosyntec Consultants, Santa Barbara, CA. GIS Analyst/Manager. Jan 2007 – Oct 2009. Responsible for managing the GIS and Data Management department of an environmental consulting firm. Primary duties involve coordinating the management, visualization and analysis of environmental data.

National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA. GIS Analyst and Software Engineer. Dec 2005 – Jan 2007. Primary duties included developing spatial models for evaluating land-based threats to marine ecosystems and developing metadata software.

HostGIS, Arcata, CA. GIS Developer/Consultant. Mar 2003 – Dec 2005. Lead GIS developer for web GIS hosting and consulting company.

Humboldt State University, Santa Barbara, CA. Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant. Jan 2002 – May 2005. As a graduate student at HSU, assisted with various research projects and taught four semesters of GIS lab courses.

National Institute for Personal Finance Employee Education, Blacksburg, VA. Research Assistant. Jan 1999 – July 2000.

Our survey research team studied the detrimental impacts of financial stress in the workplace and quantified return on investment for educating employees on financial matters.

Technical Skills

Software Projects (Lead Developer)

Software Projects (Contributor)

Public Applications


Matthew T. Perry. Spatial-Temporal Prediction of Climate Change Impacts. Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial Conference, 2014, Portland, OR.

Matthew T. Perry. Spatial-Temporal Prediction of Climate Change Impacts. Scientific Python Conference. 2014, Austin, TX.

Matthew T. Perry. Introduction to Open Source GIS. Western Forestry and Conservation Association, 2012 Annual Field Technology Conference. Portland, OR, Sept 2012.

Matthew T. Perry, Tim Welch. Introducing the Madrona framework. Oregon Central Coast Web Mapping Meeting. Newport, OR, May 2012.

Matthew T. Perry, Doug Renwick. Online GIS, Internet Mapping: Where it is and where it’s going next. CalGIS Conference, Santa Barbara, CA, 2006.

Matthew T. Perry, Gregor Mosheh. Web-assisted GIS hosting services. FOSS GIS Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2005.

Matthew T. Perry, Doug Renwick. Integrating Mapserver with Online Data Services. Open-Source GIS Conference, Ottawa, ON, 2004.

Matthew T. Perry, Steven J. Steinberg. Trinity River Information Network. Mapserver Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2003.


David Diaz, Matthew Perry, Jocelyn Tutak, Ryan Hodges, Mike Mertens. (2014). Potential climate change impacts on management outcomes for western Oregon BLM forestlands simulated using Climate-FVS. Report to Bureau of Land Management. Ecotrust, Portland, OR.

David Diaz, Matthew Perry, Ryan Hodges, Mike Mertens, Jocelyn Tutak. (2014). Projected Changes in Habitat Suitability for Tree Species in Western Oregon due to Climate Change. Report to Bureau of Land Management. Ecotrust, Portland, OR.

Benjamin S. Halpern, Colin M. Ebert, Carrie V. Kappel, Elizabeth M.P. Madin, Fiorenza Micheli, Matthew Perry, Kimberly A. Selkoe, Shaun Walbridge (2009). Global priority areas for incorporating land-sea connections in marine conservation. Conservation Letters, vol. 2, issue 4.

Benjamin S. Halpern, Shaun Walbridge, Kimberly A. Selkoe, Carrie V. Kappel, Fiorenza Micheli, Caterina DAgrosa, John F. Bruno, Kenneth S. Casey, Colin Ebert, Helen E. Fox, Rod Fujita, Dennis Heinemann, Hunter S. Lenihan, Elizabeth M.P. Madin, Matthew T. Perry, Elizabeth R. Selig, Mark Spalding, Robert Steneck, Reg Watson (2008). A global map of human impact on marine ecosystems. Science, vol. 319

Matthew T. Perry. Design and Evaluation of a Web Mapping Service for the Klamath River Basin. Master’s Thesis, Humboldt State University, August 2005.


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