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Research: Ecosystem Preserve

Since 1985, scientific research has been conducted at the Ecosytem Preserve, in both the Buiten Wildlife Sanctuary and the public area of the preserve. Research of various topics is conducted by Calvin professors and their students during Biology labs. It is also conducted by Calvin student employees under the direction of Dr. Randy Van Dragt, as they study the ecology of the preserve.

Calvin students interested in assisting with research should speak directly with Professor Van Dragt, and apply for employment as a Stewardship Intern or Summer Preserve Steward.

Research projects include:

In the News

Calvin Remembers Al Gebben - Professor, preserve establishment committee member, and woodsman at heart

Calvin Students Track Trees - The Biology Department observes the preserve's regeneration into a full forest since 1974

We Are Calvin: Annaka Scheeres - A day in the life of a Summer Preserve Steward

High-Flying Life - How Summer Preserve Stewards conduct the annual bird survey (+ video)