Geoff Pociask

Geoff Pociask, M.S.
Associate Wetlands Geologist
Wetlands Geology
217-265-8214 (Fax)


Research Interests: 
  • Wetland hydrology
        • soil-zone hydrology
        • flood analysis
        • wetland restoration
  • Fluvial geomorphology
        • channel adjusstment in alluvial rivers
        • stream restoration
Current Research Projects: 

Hydrologic monitoring at Illinois Department of Transportation wetland compensation sites in Alexander, Franklin, Johnson, and Saline Counties in southern Illinois

Selected Publications: 

Pociask, G.E., Miner, J.J., Plankell, E.T., Benton, S.E., Carr, K.W., Knight, C.W. Bryant, K.E., Milius-Knight, A.K., Campbell, M.C. 2010. Wetland hydrology determinations: Using the Midwest Regional Supplement Versus the 1987 Corps Manual. Final Program, Society of Wetlands Scientists 31st International Wetlands Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA June 27-July 2, 2010, 83 p.

Pociask, G.E. 2009. An investigation of the hydrology, soil moisture and redox conditions in a southern Illinois floodplain subject to high-frequency, short duration floods: Final Program, Society of Wetland Scientists 30th International Wetlands Meeting, Madison, WI, USA, June 22-26, 2009, 172 p.

Pociask, G. E. 2008. An evaluation of bendway weirs: Effects on stream channel migration and cross-sectional geometry. Master's Thesis. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 95 p.

Pociask, G.E. and K.W. Carr. 2005. Illinois River Floodplain Wetland Restoration: Hydrology of the La Grange Wetland Mitigation Bank. Poster presentation — Proceedings of the Governors Conference on the Management of the Illinois River 2005. October 4-6, 2005. Peoria, IL.

Pociask, G.E., K.W. Carr, and B.A. Watson, 2005, Level II Hydrogeologic Characterization Report: La Grange Wetland Mitigation Bank: Illinois State Geological Survey Open-File Series 2005-2, Champaign, Illinois, 95 p.

Pociask, G.E., 2004, Harrisburg Potential Wetland Compensation Site: Level II Hydrogeologic Characterization Report, Illinois State Geological Survey Open File Series 2004-7, Champaign, Illinois, 36 p.

Pociask, G.E. and J.J. Miner, 2003, Using GIS as a tool for identifying and screening potential wetland mitigation sites. Proceedings of the Sixth Wetlands Workshop, Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 27–30.

Pociask, G.E. and B.L. Rhodes, 2002, Measurement of Asymmetry for Evaluating Channel Morphology in Illinois Streams with Bendway Weirs. Proceedings of the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, March 17–23.