Rob Nelson (biologist)

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Rob Nelson
Robert Nelson

(1979-08-13) 13 August 1979 (age 42)
Alma materUniversity of Miami,
University of Hawaii at Mānoa,
Montana State University
documentary filmmaker,
television personality
Haley Chamberlain (m. 2010)

Robert Nelson (born August 13, 1979, Denver, Colorado, United States)[1] is an American biologist, documentary filmmaker, and television personality.[2]

He is a regular contributor to the Science Channel documentary series What on Earth? Starting in 2017, he was the host and researcher of the Science Channel documentary series Secrets of the Underground, whose goal was to examine long-held legendary mysteries that lie below the surfaces of streets, buildings, soil, salt and fresh water, etc.[3][4] Nelson also hosted the popular hit Animal Planet documentary, Life After Chernobyl in 2015.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and marine science from the University of Miami, a Master of Science degree from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Montana State University.[2]

He won an Emmy Award in 2014 for his work on Mysteries of the Driftless, a documentary film about the Driftless Area, a region in the Midwestern United States, which was never covered by glaciers during the last ice age. He later filmed a sequel of the Mysteries of the Driftless in 2018.[2]

Nelson's current work includes being the director of Untamed Science where he hosts a YouTube show by the same name.[5] His show works closely with the North Carolina Zoo to help tell untold animal stories.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rob Nelson". Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Robert Nelson - Biologist and Educator". Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  3. IMDB listing
  4. Rob Nelson on IMDb
  5. "Untamed Science".
  6. "North Carolina Zoo - Education - Educator Resources - Untamed Science". North Carolina Zoo.