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Forestry Students Win Student Presenter Competition

July 07, 2008


For two straight year, SIUC forestry students have earned top honors at the annual Student Presentation Competition at the American Water Resources Association [AWRA] Conference.

In July 2007, Dan Holz received top honors for his student presentation at the 2007 Conference in Albequerque, NM entitled, "Factors Controlling Erosion and Sediment Delivery on an Appalachian Gas Pipelne." Holz focused his research on the effects of pipeline development on erosion rates and the factors driving erosion. His research is one of the first studies in the forest looking at erosion from gas pipelines.

Ryan Pankau (pictured here), a master's student in forestry, received top honors at the 2008 Conference held at Virginia Beach, VA on June 30-July 2. He won with his presentation entitled, "Assessment of Concentrated Flow Paths Within Riparian Buffer Zones of Southern Illinois." Pankau focuses his research efforts on concentrated flow path quality.