Rich Bell is an NRC postdoctoral fellow with the National Marine Fisheries Service at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center. Rich is examining the impact of climate variability and fishing pressure on fish species along the east coast of North America. Rich has worked as a researcher at the New England Aquarium working on the intertidal communities of Boston Harbor. He was an environmental educator in the Florida Keys, a salt marsh ecologist for the National Park Service working throughout the east coast and a high school teacher for wards of the state of Maine on board a traditionally rigged schooner.
Rich Bell graduated from Boston University in 1999 with a degree in marine biology and completed his PhD in biological oceanography at the Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island in 2009.
"The Nautilus combines my love of being at sea with my love of learning about the world around us."