Student Wins Award For Research | College of Agricultural Sciences

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Student Wins Award For Research

April 25, 2011


Forestry student, Margaret M. Anderson from Indianapolis, received a research award at the 2011 Undergraduate Research Forum.  Anderson was the recipient of the “People’s Choice Award” for her research project entitled, “Growth Response of Mature Oaks Following TSI and Prescribed Burning Treatments.”   Her results found that thinning and burning treatments did not increase oak growth when compared to the control group, suggesting that while thinning and prescribed fire may increase oak regeneration, additional management may be necessary to increase residual tree growth. Anderson’s faculty mentor was Dr. Eric Holzmueller, Assistant Professor of Forestry.