Robert E. Noble
Bob Noble earned a B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife Management from Louisiana State University in 1957. He received his M.S. in Game Management from LSU in 1958. Following three years of employment with the Mississippi Game and Fish Commission as a Wildlife Biologist and one year of active duty in the U.S. Army, Bob entered a Ph.D. program at Michigan State University where he received his terminal degree in Wildlife Ecology in 1969. Prior to completing his Ph.D. work, Bob taught for three years at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. In 1970 he began a 27 year career with Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La. While at LSU, Bob Noble taught dendrology, big- and small-game management, wildlife techniques and hardwood silviculture. In his tenure at LSU he served as major professor for 4 Ph.D. students and 27 M.S. students, along with instructing over 1,000 undergraduate students in dendrology alone. Bob conducted several important research projects in Alaska, spending 7 summers in the Far North, where he studied the impacts on bird populations from harvesting old growth forests in the Tongass National Forest and from herding reindeer on the Alaska tundra.
Noble was most proud of his teaching accomplishments while at LSU. He received the Amoco Foundation Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching 1n 1992 and the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Student Chapter of the SAF in 1987-88. He was also a member of two honorary societies and attended four language institutes in Mexico and Costa Rica where he learned to speak Spanish fluently.