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Loyola University New Orleans Professor Bob Thomas to appear on National Geographic Explorer

Loyola press release - October 19, 2000

(New Orleans)óBob Thomas, Ph.D., Loyola University New Orleans Chair in Environmental Communications, will appear in and serve as field producer for "Alien Invasions," a segment of the two-hour series National Geographic Explorer. The segment is about the introduction of nutria to Louisiana and the environmental consequences they have caused. "Alien Invasions" will air Sunday, October 29 at 8 p.m. on CNBC, channel 43 in Orleans Parish.

Thomas holds a bachelor of science in zoology from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and a master of science and doctorate degrees in vertebrate zoology from Texas A&M University. Though his formal education is in the realm of vertebrate zoology and environmental science, Thomas has spent his career in the field of environmental communications.

In 1996, Thomas came to Loyola and began working on the Loyola University Center for Environmental Communications (LUCEC) as a response to the environmental issues facing the Louisiana coastal wetlands. Thomas also has launched a community project called the Institute for Environmental Communications (IEC), which seeks to improve national and local communication on environmental issues.