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FYRES Research Mentors at Michigan Academy conference in March 2012.
FYRES research student presenters gather for a photo at the Michigan Academy conference in March 2012.

FYRES Conference Presentations

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February 2014

Burkley, Katie, Abigail Hocking, Barak Howell, Eric Medema, Joel Newswanger, Cal Thorne and Angela Tiemeyer (2014). “Blowouts and unmanaged trails in Hoffmaster State Park, Michigan.” Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Oakland University (Rochester, MI), 28 February 2014. Abstract (pdf)

Liu, Chengbi, Lincoln Grevengoed, Matthew Haugh, Megan Koopman, Isla Peterson and Logan Walters (2014). “Investigating the relationship between deer and trails on coastal sand dunes.” Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Oakland University (Rochester, MI), 28 February 2014. Abstract (pdf)

Strydhorst, Natasha, Carolina Angulo, Anna Camilleri, Ethan DeVries and Anna Selles (2014). “Dune environment influences on a rare Great Lakes thistle.” Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Oakland University (Rochester, MI), 28 February 2014. Abstract (pdf)

Swineford, Jacob T., Nichole DeVries, Joshua DeVries, Jonathan D. Gorter, John T. Spykman and Jacob J. Santucci (2014). “Impacts of three autumn storms on a Lake Michigan foredune.” Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Oakland University (Rochester, MI), 28 February 2014. Abstract (pdf)

November 2013

van Dijk, Deanna, and Crystal Bruxvoort (2013).   “Meeting the challenges of embedding an undergraduate research experience in a general-education science course for first-semester students.” Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Denver, CO), 27-30 October 2013. Abstract (pdf)

van Dijk, Deanna (2013).  “The First-Year Research in Earth Sciences (FYRES):  Dunes project.”  Michigan Space Grant Consortium Conference (Ann Arbor, MI), 2 November 2013. Abstract (pdf)

May 2013

Arevalo, Joseph, Taylor Emmons, Sarah Harefa, Ashley Van Wyk, Jacob Zondag (2013). "Evaluating the effectiveness of management techniques at Mt. Pisgah." North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America (Kalamazoo, MI), 2-3 May 2013. Abstract (pdf)

Bleeker, Tyler, Cassandra Miceli, Josh Nieuwsma, Eleighna Prather (2013). "Efficacy of sand fences in stabilizing a steep active dune blowout." North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America (Kalamazoo, MI), 2-3 May 2013. Abstract (pdf)

Brinks, Linden, Kathryn Gerber, Jen-Li Sin, Jacob Swineford, Alek Zapata (2013). "The effects of two fall storms on a Lake Michigan foredune." North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America (Kalamazoo, MI), 2-3 May 2013. Abstract (pdf)

Karsten, James, Gabriel LePage, Michael Messina, Daniel Shisler, Jory Smith (2013). "Sand transport and vegetation on two Lake Michigan coastal blowouts." North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America (Kalamazoo, MI), 2-3 May 2013. Abstract (pdf)

Musch, Steven, Elaine Hilverda, Evan Legge, Natasha Strydhorst, Lucas VanderBilt (2013). "Interactions between dune trails and Cirsium Pitcheri habitat." North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America (Kalamazoo, MI), 2-3 May 2013. Abstract (pdf)

Parkin, Ann, Alexander Kurtz, Krystal Perry, Veronika Schultz, and Matthew Williams (2013). "Unmanaged trails and management on a Great Lakes dune." North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America (Kalamazoo, MI), 2-3 May 2013. Abstract (pdf

April 2013

Bleeker, Ty, Joe Arevalo, Linden Brinks, James Karsten, Steven Musch, Ann Parkin (2013). "Enhancing the first-year geography student experience: The importance of research mentors in inquiry-based learning." Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Los Angeles, CA), 9-13 April 2013; poster. Abstract (pdf)

January 2013

van Dijk, D. and C. Bruxvoort (2013). "The First-Year Research in Earth Sciences (FYRES): Dunes project." Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (TUES) program PI conference hosted by the American Society for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation (Washington, DC), 23-25 January 2013; poster. Poster (pdf)

November 2012

Parkin, Ann, Merideth Beukelman, Deanna van Dijk and Crystal Bruxvoort (2012). "Researching the coastal dunes of Lake Michigan with first-year students." Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Charlotte, NC), 4-7 November 2012; poster. Abstract (pdf) Poster (pdf)

van Dijk, Deanna, Crystal Bruxvoort, Merideth Beukelman and Ann Parkin (2012). "Teaching science by engaging students in dune research: The First-Year Research in Earth Sciences (FYRES) project." Geological Society of America Annual Meeting (Charlotte, NC), 4-7 November 2012. Abstract (pdf)

June 2012

van Dijk, Deanna and Janel Curry (2012). “Models for integrating undergraduate research into the curriculum.” General Education and University Curriculum Reform:  An International Conference in Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China), 12-14 June 2012. Abstract (pdf)

March 2012

Beukelman, Merideth, Crystal Bruxvoort and Deanna van Dijk (2012). “Attracting students to Earth science studies by immersing them in undergraduate dune research.” Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters, Alma College (Alma, MI), 2 March 2012. Abstract (pdf)

Maike, Chris A., Kyle K. Whalley, Gideon E. Berghuis, Luke K. Cousino, John Elenbaas, James W. Karsten, and Jessica A. Trojanowski (2012). “Interactions between topography and Oriental Bittersweet at Castle Park dune, Michigan.” Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Alma College (Alma, MI), 2 March 2012. Abstract (pdf)

Parkin, Ann, Catherine Hilbrands, Joanne Hulst, Elizabeth Stranzenbach and Sam Vannette (2012). “Analysis of dune management efforts at North Beach Park dune, Michigan” Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Alma College (Alma, MI), 2 March 2012. Abstract (pdf)

Stratz, Jared M., Rian R. Bylsma, Sydney B. Carrick, Hannah M. Damsteegt and Timothy J. Nykamp (2012). “Interactions between blowouts and trails in a Lake Michigan coastal system.” Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Alma College (Alma, MI), 2 March 2012; poster. Abstract (pdf) Poster (pdf)

Wright, Vashan and Deanna van Dijk (2012). “Can the use of Hsu’s model for sand transport rates help scientists understand Lake Michigan coastal dunes?” Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Alma College (Alma, MI), 2 March 2012; poster. Abstract (pdf) Poster (pdf)

Research Information

FYRES 2013-2014 produced 5 research projects, 4 conference posters, and 4 research reports are currently in progress.

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.