Robert Loeb

Rob Loeb
Professor, Biology and Forestry
Faculty Advisor, Faculty Advisors
Swift Building, Room 239
Penn State DuBois
1 College Place
DuBois, PA 15801

Dr. Loeb is a professor of Biology and Forestry at Penn State DuBois. Dr. Loeb teaches introductory biology for majors and non-majors as well as introductory soil science. He is also the academic advisor for Penn State DuBois students planning to enter the Eberly College of Science at University Park.

Dr. Loeb's long-term ecological research is focused on the historical ecology and conservation of old growth urban forests. Also, Dr. Loeb is conducting research with undergraduates on the ecology and management of urban natural areas in Nashville and Philadelphia.


  • Dr. James Robinson Equal Opportunity Award (2018)
  • Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching (2015)
  • John Romano Faculty/Staff Diversity Recognition Award (2015)
  • DuBois Educational Foundation Educator of the Year (2013)


  • Certified Senior Ecologist, Ecological Society of America (2009)
  • Kenan Fellow, National Tropical Botanical Gardens (2008)


FORESTS – An Open Access Journal

Special Issue: Tree Regeneration-Soil Relationships in Urban Forests 

Guest Editor: Dr. Robert E. Loeb, Biology and Forestry, The Pennsylvania State University— DuBois Campus, DuBois, PA, USA [email protected]

The Special Issue aims at covering the state of the art in urban forest natural regeneration, responses of seedlings and saplings to various urban forest soil conditions, including interactions with invasive plant species, large animal herbivory and seed predation. Research articles and review articles of relevant practices on the topics are welcome.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2023
Link to Special Issue Submission Site


Urban Forestry, Historical Ecology, and Palynology

Please see the "Publications" link in the BIO section for additional research and publications

BS, Biology, Biology Education, Environmental Science - Long Island University

PhD, Biology - New York University