Northwestern lower Michigan beach dunes: a unique ecosystem in constant flux.

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dc.contributor.author Comeau, Wendy en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Sturgeon Bay Dunes en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Wilderness State Park en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-06-14T22:28:09Z
dc.date.available 2007-06-14T22:28:09Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/54584
dc.description.abstract The dunes of northwestern lower Michigan are a very unique and special place. Information gained from studying the dunes ecosystem, however, is applicable to a broad range of locations and problems. The dunes present an unusual opportunity to directly test theories about limiting factors that are important to all systems. The ecosystem is a peculiar mix of harshness and fragility. It needs to be protected via effective management plans so that the opportunties it presents for biodiversity, research, wildlife habitat and sheer beauty are not plowed under by the wheels of dune buggies or human population growth. We must not make these dune areas into virtual small islands, far from their sources of flora and fauna. en_US
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dc.subject Botany Research en_US
dc.subject.classification Dunes en_US
dc.subject.classification Dune and Swale Complex en_US
dc.subject.other SUCCESSION en_US
dc.subject.other FOREST en_US
dc.subject.other PLANT en_US
dc.subject.other PRIMARY en_US
dc.subject.other VEGETATION en_US
dc.subject.other HABITAT en_US
dc.subject.other ANALYSIS en_US
dc.subject.other LAKE en_US
dc.subject.other LEVEL en_US
dc.subject.other WATER en_US
dc.subject.other SAND en_US
dc.title Northwestern lower Michigan beach dunes: a unique ecosystem in constant flux. en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/54584/1/3023.pdf en_US
dc.description.filedescription Description of 3023.pdf : Access restricted to on-site users at the U-M Biological Station. en_US
dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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