- aeolian and coastal geomorphology
- cold-climate processes
- wind erosion in complex environments
- Lake Michigan coastal dunes
Graduate studies and post-doctorate research: I spent part of each year on the north shore of Lake Ontario studying the processes which make winter winds a dominant agent of landform change on the Presqu'ile Beach and coastal dunes.
- 2000-present (Calvin College years):
Long-term study: Along with Calvin students, I am measuring rates of sediment transport by wind and coastal dune change at a Lake Michigan field site in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park.
Other projects include:
- Collaboration with Hope College studies of an active dune near Holland, MI
- Summer studies (with students) of several Ottawa County dunes to provide information for specific management questions
- Studies (with students) to develop a method for creating a Dune Features Inventory for west Michigan dunes.