James Bellmore


HOMETOWN: Springfield, Oregon



Ph.D. – 2011 – Biology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

B.S. – 2004 – Fisheries Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon



Ecological Society of America

Society for Freshwater Science

American Fisheries Society




2014 - Present, US Geological Survey, Corvallis, Oregon 

2011 - 2014, US Geological Survey, Cook, Washington

2006 - 2011, Research Assistant, Stream Ecology Laboratory, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

2005 - 2006, Fishery Biologist, US Geological Survey, Klamath Falls, Oregon

2004, Biological Science Technician, Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake, Oregon

2003, Biological Science Technician, Aquatic and Riparian Effectiveness Monitoring Program, Corvallis, Oregon

2002, Stream Ecology Technician, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

2001, Wildlife Intern, Weyerhaeuser Corporation, Springfield, Oregon

2000 - 2001, Laboratory Research Assistant, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

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Bellmore JR, Baxter CV, Connolly PJ (2015). Spatial complexity reduces interaction strenghts in the meta-food web of a river floodplain mosaic. Ecology 96: 274-283. [Link]

Bellmore JR, Vittum K, Duda J, Greene S (2015). USGS Dam Removal Science Database. doi:10.5066/F7K935KT. [Link]

Bellmore JR, Baxter CV (2014). 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 30:617-630. [Link]

Bellmore JR, Fremier AK, Mejia F, Newsom M (2014). The response of stream periphyton to Pacific salmon: using a model to understand the role of environmental context. Freshwater Biology 59:1437-1451.

Bellmore JR, Baxter CV, Connolly PJ, Martens K (2013). The floodplain food web mosaic: a study of its importance to salmon and steelhead with implications for their recovery. Ecological Applications 23:189-207. [Link]

Bellmore JR, Baxter CV, Ray A, Tardy K, Denny L, Galloway E (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. [Link]

Bellmore JR (2011). The ecological importance of floodplains in montane river networks: implications for habitat restoration and salmon recovery. Doctoral Dissertation. Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho. [Download File]

Shields BA, Groves KL, Rombaugh C, Bellmore JR (2002). Ligulosis associated with mortality in largescale suckers. Journal of Fish Biology 61:448-455. [Link]