Morris Perot

Senior Scientist

Morris Perot specializes in aquatic ecology and watershed management and has 20 years of experience performing environmental investigations. His skills and experience include conducting wadeable-stream surveys to assess water quality, habitat, and freshwater macroinvertebrate and fish communities; fluvial geomorphic assessments of stream condition; characterizing watersheds; preparing watershed management plans; designing ecosystem restoration projects; and conducting environmental education/outreach. Morris has received training in stream assessment and Natural Stream Channel Design methodologies by David Rosgen of Wildland Hydrology, Inc. He is also well versed in stormwater management, geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and analysis, and water resource policy and planning issues.

M.S. Aquatic Ecology, University of Michigan (1998)
B.S. Environmental Studies, St. Lawrence University (1990)


What are your degrees in?

M.S. Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, 1998
B.S. Biology and Environmental Studies, St. Lawrence University, 1990

What is your favorite quote?

“To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.” – Aldo Leopold

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Antarctica – to see its “magnificent desolation”, to quote Buzz Aldrin, and because it’s off the beaten path.

What is your favorite bumper sticker?

A giant Band-Aid over a dent in a 1972 VW Beetle

What’s your favorite line from any movie?

“Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn.” Curtis Armstrong giving skiing instructions in Better Off Dead (1985)

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