Forrest Cobb joined the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) as a research assistant in 2016. As part of the Energy Program, he supports research projects that monitor water, soil and air quality at oil and gas production sites in the Texas Coastal and Eagle Ford Shale areas. He also conducts research on the spread of invasive plant species along oil and gas infrastructure corridors.
Cobb received a bachelor of science in biology from Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Before graduating, he worked as an IRNR student technician on the Drought Survivability Study, studying the drought tolerances of horticultural species commonly favored in central Texas.