Research teams from GEO 181 First-Year Research in Earth Sciences (FYRES) present the results of their research projects focused on Calvin University’s Perseverance Dune and Lake Michigan dunes. Topics include a comparison of Perseverance Dune to Lake Michigan dunes; Perseverance Dune investigations including a field experiment with planted vegetation, a study of dune surface changes, and a study of the effects of autumn storms; and a study of management strategies on Lake Michigan dunes.
Presentations took place from 3:30-5pm on Thursday, 3 December 2020. The event has passed, but a video recording is available.
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Presentation Topics and Research Teams
Perseverance Dune: Characteristics and Comparison with Lake Michigan Dunes
by Ben Adamson, Johnathan Cooper, Delaney Sall and Will Weiss
Calamovilfa longifolia's Impacts on Sand Movement and Other Characteristics
by Lauren Grantham, Isaac jeong, John Kelly and Lynda Steen
Dune Surface Change on Perseverance Dune
by Michael MacGillivray, Derek McClure, Hailey Postma and Emma Tuit
Autumn Storms on the Perseverance Dune
by Lillian Cooper, Nathanael Kastner, Sadie Norman and Henry Schenkel
Surveying Michigan Dune Managers and Their Strategies
by Julia Machiela, Noah Millen, Aubrey Rudy, and Ethan Tulp
Research posters for these projects can be viewed in the interactive Virtual CEAP Poster Session.