Rob Bourdon is a Marine Habitat Resources Specialist with the Habitat and Ecosystem Services Division based in Annapolis, Maryland. He will work primarily on EFH and FWCA consultations in the Delaware Bay and River. Prior to joining NOAA, Rob worked as a diadromous fish biologist for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and more recently for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service where he led a study on the impacts of hydropower dams on the downstream migration success of American eel. He has a diverse research background, including topics such as marine community ecology, seagrass and oyster restoration techniques, shellfish aquaculture, and marine disease ecology. Rob completed a bachelor’s degree in biology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and a master’s degree in biology at the University of Victoria.