J. Ryan Bellmore

Hometown: Springfield, Oregon
BS: Oregon State University

PhD: Idaho State University


Ryan completed his Ph.D. in 2011 with Dr. Colden Baxter in the ISU Stream Ecology Center, and is presently a Fisheries Biologist with the US Geological Survey in Corvallis, Oregon. Ryan came to Idaho after doing his B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Science at Oregon State University and working as a fisheries biologist with the US Geological Survey in Klamath Falls, Oregon. His doctoral research focused on floodplain and restoration ecology in the Columbia River basin. He conducted studies in the upper Salmon River basin in central Idaho, and also the Methow River in northern Washington.

For more details, please visit Ryan's USGS web page at http://profile.usgs.gov/jbellmore

Selected Publications

Bellmore, J. R. and C.V. Baxter. Effects of geomorphic process domains on the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems: a comparison of floodplain and confined river segments. River Research and Applications. In press.

Bellmore, J. R., C.V. Baxter, P.J. Connolly, and K. Martens. 2013. The floodplain food web mosaic: a study of its importance to Pacific salmon and steelhead with implications for their restoration. Ecological Applications 23:189207.

Bellmore, J. R., C.V. Baxter, A. Ray, L. Denny, E. Galloway, K. Tardy. 2012. Assessing the potential for salmon recovery via floodplain restoration: A multitrophic level comparison of dredge-mined to reference segments. Environmental Management 49:734-750.