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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).

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).

Research Information

FYRES 2012-2013 produced 6 research projects, 6 presentations (5 papers and 1 poster) at the North-Central meeting of the Geological Society of America, and 5 research reports.

FYRES 2011-2012 produced 4 research projects, 5 presentations (3 papers and 2 posters) at the Michigan Academy in March 2012, and 3 research reports.