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Alan Arbogast

Title: Ph.D., University of Kansas
Department: Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
Phone: 517-355-5262
Email: dunes(at)

Alan Arbogast is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography, and is a physical geographer specializing in Late-Quaternary landscape evolution of eolian and fluvial environments. He is best known for his research on the geomorphic history of coastal sand dunes along Lake Michigan. This work has demonstrated that the dunes are much younger than originally thought and that they have grown episodically through time. Activation cycles are likely related to lake level fluctuations and, perhaps, drought episodes.