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Rob Loeb
Rob Loeb stops to take notes while conducting surveys in the urban forest of Radnor Lake Natural Area in Tennessee.
3/20/2013 —

Rob Loeb, associate professor of biology and forestry at Penn State DuBois, was recently featured on a Tennessee-based television program for his research and on-going work into the sustainability of urban forests.  The television program, Tennessee's Wild Side, is a seven-time Emmy Award winning series produced by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and Nashville Public Television (NPT).  Broadcast on PBS stations in Tennessee and Kentucky, the show features segments that highlight outdoor interests including conservation, outdoor activities, hunting, fishing, camping, and more.


Loeb was recently featured for his work at Radnor Lake Natural Area, near Nashville, Tennessee.  At this natural area located near a major city, Loeb has used his experience in the growth and development of urban forests to help conservation organizations to better understand how to preserve this environment and help it prosper for generations to come.  Through this work, Loeb has also had the opportunity to reach out to students who are studying forestry and related sciences.  In his hands-on, outdoor classroom, Loeb is mentoring the next generation of environmental stewards.


In 2011, Loeb published his book, Old Growth Urban Forests (Springer), in which he advocates the active management of forested spaces found within or very near to urban areas. Much of his 30-plus years of research examines long-term forest ecology in urban and urbanizing areas.


To see the segment of Tennessee's Wild Side featuring Loeb, click here


To learn more about the show, visit www.tnwildside.com

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