Bob Pohlad

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Bob Pohlad

Bob Pohlad Professor of Biology and Horticulture

School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

BS, University of Central Florida (1972) - Botany
MS, University of Central Florida (1975) - Biology (Mycology)
PHD, University of Georgia (1978) - Plant Pathology
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Email: bpohlad@ferrum.edu
Office phone: (540) 365-4367
Office: Garber 118
Teaching at Ferrum since: 1978

Thank your for visiting Ferrum College's web page. Please take time to stop by and visit Garber Hall and our great facilities including our Garber Hall Greenhouse, the Ferrum Community Arboretum on campus and Titmus Agriculture Education Center.

Courses taught:

  • Biology 111
  • Plant Science
  • Plant Diseases
  • Introduction to Horticulture
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Plant Propagation
  • Field Botany
  • Edible Wild Plants
  • Healthy Houseplants


Recent Publications:

    • Simmons, Jeffrey A., Bill Currie, Keith Eshleman, Karen Kuers, Susan Monteleone, Tim Negley, Bob Pohlad and Carolyn Thomas. 2008. Forest to Reclaimed Mine Land Use Change Leads to Altered Ecosystem Structure and Function Ecological Applications 18(1) pp. 104-118. published by the Ecological society of America, Washington, DC

    • Bob R. Pohlad, Ferrum College, Carolyn L. Thomas, Ferrum College .2007. Web-based collaborative ecological teaching and research using a watershed project. Ecological Society of America Meetings, San Jose, California. presentation

    • Thomas, Carolyn, L. and Bob R. Pohlad. 2007. The use of Appalachian watersheds in undergraduate and community experiential education. Ecological Society of America Meetings, San Jose, California. presentation



  • Taxonomy, morphology and ecology of saprophytic and pathogenic fungi
  • Watershed ecology
  • Aquatic algae and invasive aquatic plant monitoring
  • Technology and Education


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