Bellmer’s past positions include: restoration manager (marine biologist) for the Damage Assessment and Restoration Program and Restoration Research program manger with NOAA Fisheries in the NOAA Restoration Center in Silver Spring, MD., senior scientist (marine biologist) in both the Habitat Conservation and Endangered Species programs, and has been involved nationwide in numerous fish and coastal resource activities, including applied ecological research, fisheries habitat restoration project implementation, marine non-native invasive species issues, and Natural Resource Damage Assessment case activities. Bellmer’s experience also includes working as a marine ecologist at the Washington Level Review Center, New England Division, and Los Angeles District with the Corps of Engineers. He has taught biology, ecology, and marine science at the college and university level part-time and has published in the area of applied ecology. Bellmer’s background includes being a California native from the San Francisco Bay area, SCUBA diving instructor, and underwater photographer. His research interests include applied marine and aquatic restoration ecology, anthropogenic effects on population community dynamics, and pollution impacts on marine benthic communities. Bellmer’s education includes a Ph.D. in Marine Ecology from Clark University in Worcester, MA; a Master of Science in Environmental Science at California State University Dominguez Hills; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of California Irvine.