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FYRES Reports from 2016

18. Reynolds, Charlotte O., Rachel M. Conover, Megumu Jansen and Nathan Mulder (2016). “Investigation of Variables Affecting a Rare Plant Species, Cirsium pitcheri, on Mt. Baldy in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #18. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 15 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

19.  Gerber, Kathryn E., Christina J. Bohnet, Lauren B. Ebels, and Madison B. Springer (2016).  “Environmental Assessment of a Cirsium pitcheri Restored Population on the Coast of Lake Michigan.”  FYRES: Dunes Research Report #19. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 15 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

20.  Etienne, Kaitlyn, Alejandra Crevier, Jack M. Davis, Stephanie A. Praamsma, and Adrienne Tauscheck (2016).  “Evaluating Sand Fence Placement, Purpose, and Efficacy on West Michigan Dunes.”  FYRES: Dunes Research Report #20. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 19 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

21.  Messina, Michael G., Nathaniel H. Bos, Ellis O. Chalfant, DeAnna Clum, and Carolyn Lindemulder (2016).  “Dune Habitat Influences Threatened Thistle:  Cirsium pitcheri  at Rosy Mound Natural Area.”  FYRES: Dunes Research Report #21. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College.  24 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

22.  Grevengoed, Lincoln G., Sarah DeGraaf, Hans P. Leisman, Megan McNamara, and Sam Sukaria (2016).  “Interactions Between Sequential Blowouts, Their Features, and Sand Transport.”  FYRES: Dunes Research Report #22. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 16 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

23.  Williams, Matthew L., Anna Clousing, Samuel Latimer, Jennifer A. McClellan, and Andrew D. Van De Walker (2016).  “The Relationship between Physical Accessibility and Scenic Experiences on West Michigan Coastal Dunes.”  FYRES: Dunes Research Report #23. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College.  19 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

FYRES Reports from 2015

13.  Strydhorst, Natasha, Samuel Franklin, Lemuel Ong and Aaron Pemberton (2015). “Characteristics of a Natural Vegetation Population on a Lake Michigan Foredune.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #13. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 21 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

14.  Hilbrands, Brian D., Jesse L. Damsteegt, Brian P. Hess, Madeline G. Hughey, Jake A. McCusker and Jacob C. Van Wyk (2015). “The Impact of Deer on Unmanaged Trails in North Ottawa Dunes County Park.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #14. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 14 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

15.  Gerber, Kathryn E., Melanie A. Compagner, Rachel L. DeHaan, Jessica A. Petrie, and Jen-Lyn Sin (2015). “Efficacy of Planted Vegetation and a Sand Fence at Castle Park Dune Preserve.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #15. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 17 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

16.  Swineford, Jacob T., Grant Hoekwater, Issac J. Jacques, Manny L. Schrotenboer and Matt Wierenga (2015). “Long-term Effects of Planted Ammophila breviligulata on North Beach Dune.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #16. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 17 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

17.  LePage, Gabe, Bastian Bouman, Benjamin Johnson, Ryan Kiper and Madison Smith (2015). “Boardwalk Interactions with a Lake Michigan Dune System.”  FYRES: Dunes Research Report #17. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 28 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

FYRES Reports from 2014

9.Strydhorst, Natasha, Carolina Angulo, Anna Camilleri, Ethan DeVries and Anna Selles (2014). “Dune Environment Influences on a Rare Great Lakes Thistle:  An Investigation in Ottawa County Parks’ Rosy Mound Natural Area.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #9. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 20 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

10.Swineford, Jacob T., Joshua K. DeVries, Nichole DeVries, Jonathan D. Gorter, Jacob Santucci, and John T. Spykman (2014). “The Impacts of Three Autumn Storms on a Lake Michigan Foredune.”  FYRES: Dunes Research Report #10. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 14 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

11.Burkley, Katie, Abigail Hocking, Barak Howell, Eric Medema, Joel Newswanger, Cal Thorne, and Angela Tiemeyer (2014). “Blowouts and Unmanaged Trails in Hoffmaster State Park, Michigan.”  FYRES: Dunes Research Report #11. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 18 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

12.Liu, Chengbi, Lincoln Grevengoed, Matthew Haugh, Megan Koopman, Isla Peterson, and Logan Walters (2014). “An Investigation of the Relationship between Deer and Trails in North Ottawa Dunes.”  FYRES: Dunes Research Report #12. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 20 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

FYRES Reports from 2013

4.  Bleeker, Tyler, Cassandra Miceli, Josh Nieuwsma and Eleighna Prather (2013). “Efficacy of Sand Fences in Stabilizing a Steep Active Dune Blowout, Castle Park Reserve, Michigan.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #4. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 20 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

5.  Musch, Steven, Elaine Hilverda, Evan Legge, Natasha Strydhorst and Lucas Vander Bilt (2013). “Interactions Between Dune Trails and Cirsium Pitcheri Habitat.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #5. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 17 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

6.  Arevalo, Joseph, Taylor Emmons, Sarah Harefa, Ashley Van Wyk and Jacob Zondag (2013). “Effectiveness of Management Techniques at Mt. Pisgah.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #6. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 32 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

7.  Brinks, Linden, Kathryn E. Gerber, Jen-Li Sin, Jacob T. Swineford and Alek K. Zapata (2013). “The Effects of Two Fall Storms on a Lake Michigan Foredune.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #7. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 17 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

8.  Karsten, James, Gabriel LePage, Michael Messina, Daniel Shisler and Jory Smith (2013). “Sand Transport and Vegetation on Two Lake Michigan Blowouts in Ottawa County, Michigan.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #8. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 22 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

FYRES Reports from 2012

1. Stratz, Jared, Rian Bylsma, Sydney Carrick, Hannah Damsteegt and Timothy Nykamp (2012). “Interactions between Blowouts and Trails in a Lake Michigan Coastal System.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #1. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 16 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

2. Parkin, Ann, Catherine Hilbrands, Joanne Hulst, Elizabeth Stranzenbach and Sam Vannette (2012). “Analysis of Management Efforts at North Beach Park Dune, Michigan.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #2. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 14 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

3. Whalley, Kyle, Chris Maike, Gideon Berghuis, Luke Cousino, John Elenbaas, James Karsten, Jessica Trojanowski (2012). “Interactions Between Dune Activity and Oriental Bittersweet on Castle Park Dune, Michigan.” FYRES: Dunes Research Report #3. Grand Rapids (MI): Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental Studies, Calvin College. 17 p. Abstract (pdf). Report (pdf).

 

Research Information

Each student author receives a print copy of the report.

Print and digital copies of each report are given to the manager of the dune site where the research took place.