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Research - Publications and presentations

Ongoing research on Lake Michigan coastal dunes is producing journal articles, reports, and conference presentations by faculty and students.


Refereed publications
* indicates undergraduate student

Hansen, E., S. DeVries-Zimmerman, D. van Dijk and B. Yurk (2009). "Patterns of wind flow and aeolian deposition on a parabolic dune on the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan." Geomorphology 105: 147-157.

Hansen, E.C., A.F. Arbogast, D. van Dijk and B. Yurk* (2006). "Growth and migration of parabolic dunes along the southeastern coast of Lake Michigan." Journal of Coastal Research SI 39 (Proceedings of the 8th International Coastal Symposium): 209-214.

van Dijk, D. and D.R. Vink (2005). "Visiting a Great Lakes sand dune: The example of Mt. Pisgah in Holland, Michigan." The Great Lakes Geographer 12(2): 45-63.

van Dijk, D. (2004). "Contemporary geomorphic processes and change on Lake Michigan coastal dunes: an example from Hoffmaster State Park, Michigan." Michigan Academician, 35(4): 425-453.


Unpublished reports

* indicates undergraduate student

Pettinga*, L. and D. van Dijk (2008). "Contemporary geomorphology of the Homestead Trail parabolic dune (Dune 1) in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, MI." Unpublished report to P.J. Hoffmaster State Park and Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 41 p; available as a .pdf file.

Meyer*, D. and D. van Dijk (2007). "A study of Mt. Baldy in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, MI." Unpublished report to P.J. Hoffmaster State Park and Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 39 p; available as a .pdf file.

Kingma*, M.J. and D. van Dijk (2006). "A study of North Ottawa Dunes in Ottawa County, Michigan." Unpublished report to the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission, 84 p. Available as a .pdf file.

Vink*, D.R. and D. van Dijk (2006). "A study of Mt. Pisgah in Ottawa County, Michigan." Unpublished report to the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission, 101 p. Available as a .pdf file.

Zirkle*, J. and D. van Dijk (2005). "The biogeography of a coastal dune system in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park." Unpublished report to P.J. Hoffmaster State Park and Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 38 p.

Jamieson*, K. and D. van Dijk (2004). "A study of the active parabolic dune in North Beach Park, Ottawa County, Michigan." Unpublished report to the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission and Construction Aggregates Corporation, 41 p. Available as a .pdf file.

Bierma*, R., A. Benthem* and D. van Dijk (2003). "2002 geomorphic inventory of coastal dunes in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, MI." Unpublished report to P.J. Hoffmaster State Park and Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 79 p.

Benthem*, A., R. Bierma* and D. van Dijk (2003). "A detailed description of the Homestead Trail Parabolic Dune (Dune 1) in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, MI." Unpublished report to P.J. Hoffmaster State Park and Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 23 p.

van Dijk, D., K.H. Van Kley* and A.L. Tinklenberg* (2001). "A preliminary study of contemporary sand transport rates and processes within a beach-dune system in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park." Unpublished report to P.J. Hoffmaster State Park and Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 41 p.


Conference papers and posters
* indicates undergraduate student

Beauchamp*, J., F. Van Baak* and D. van Dijk (2009). "Creating a Dune Features Inventory (DFI) for Michigan coastal dunes." Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Las Vegas, NV), 22-27 March 2009; poster.

van Dijk, D. (2009). "Undergraduate research is building an understanding of Lake Michigan coastal dunes." Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Las Vegas, NV), 22-27 March 2009; poster.

Pettinga*, L.A. and D. van Dijk (2008). "Contemporary geomorphology of a large parabolic dune on the east shore of Lake Michigan, USA." Annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (Houston, TX), 5-9 October 2008; poster.

Schmitkons*, J.P., B. Geurink*, J.E. VanHorn and D. van Dijk (2008). "Using a geographic information system to map patterns of change in a Lake Michigan coastal dune system." Annual meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI), 7 March 2008.

van Dijk, D. (2007). "Contemporary geomorphic activity of Lake Michigan coastal dunes." State of Lake Michigan 2007. Michigan Sea Grant (Traverse City, MI), 4 October 2007.

van Dijk, D. (2007). "Understanding contemporary changes to Lake Michigan coastal dunes." 50th Conference on Great Lakes Research. International Association for Great Lakes Research. Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA), 29 May 2007.

Kingma*, M. and D. van Dijk (2007). "A study of North Ottawa Dunes, Ottawa County, Michigan." Annual meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters , Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI), 9 March 2007.

Koster*, D. and D. van Dijk (2007). "Evolution of a coastal dune blowout in Hoffmaster State Park, Michigan." Annual meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI), 9 March 2007.

van Dijk, D. (2006). "Contemporary geomorphology of Lake Michigan coastal dunes." Great Lakes Dunes Conference (Traverse City, MI), 3-4 October 2006.

van Dijk, D. (2006). "Contemporary aeolian activity in a mid-latitude freshwater coastal dune system, Lake Michigan, USA." International Conference on Aeolian Research VI, University of Guelph (Guelph, Ontario, Canada), 24-28 July 2006; poster.

van Dijk, D., M.C. Campbell* and A.L. Tinklenberg (2006). "Foredune evolution on the east shore of Lake Michigan." Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Chicago, IL), 10 March 2006.

Vink*, D.R. and D. van Dijk (2006). "Wind or human activity? Changes to a Michigan landmark dune." Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Chicago, IL), 10 March 2006.

Campbell*, M.C. and D. van Dijk (2005). “Communicating to the general public the results of a study of contemporary Lake Michigan coastal dune activity.” Annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (Salt Lake City, UT), 16-19 October 2005.

Jamieson*, K.E., J.W. Zirkle* and D. van Dijk (2005). "A study of the active parabolic dune in North Beach Park, Ottawa County, Michigan." Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Denver, CO), 6 April 2005; poster.

Jamieson*, K.E., J.W. Zirkle* and D. van Dijk (2005). "Developing management strategies for North Beach Park's active parabolic dune, Ottawa County, Michigan." Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, East Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI), 4 March 2005.

Benthem, A.J.*, D. van Dijk and R.M. Bierma (2004). "Geomorphology of contemporary coastal dunes in P. J. Hoffmaster State Park, Michigan." Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI), 5 March 2004.

Knapman, M.*, D. Miller*, E. Hansen and D. van Dijk (2004). "Geomorphic history of parabolic and backdunes at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park." Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Grand Valley State University (Grand Rapids, MI), 5 March 2004.

van Dijk, D. (2003). "Short-term variations in aeolian deposition on a foredune on the east shore of Lake Michigan." Annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (Seattle, WA), 2-5 November 2003.

van Dijk, D. (2003). "Winter sand transport by wind in a Lake Michigan beach-dune system." Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, Hope College (Holland, MI), 21 March 2003.

Bierma, R.M.*, A.J. Benthem* and D. van Dijk (2002). "Coastal dune geomorphology in PJ Hoffmaster State Park on the east coast of Lake Michigan." Annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (Denver, CO), 27-30 October 2002; poster.

Johnson, B.*, M.N. Hutchful*, D. van Dijk, K. Sheron*, B. Yurk* and E. Hansen (2002). "Wind and deposition patterns on a large migrating parabolic dune on the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan." Annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (Denver, CO), 27-30 October 2002; poster.

van Dijk, D. (2002). "The seasonal nature of contemporary geomorphic change in a Lake Michigan coastal dune system." Meeting of the East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers (Mount Pleasant, MI), 18-19 October 2002.

Hutchful, M.N.*, A.L. Tinklenberg* and D. van Dijk (2002). "The changing morphology of a Lake Michigan beach-foredune-dune ridge system." Meeting of the East Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers (Mount Pleasant, MI), 18-19 October 2002; poster.

Tinklenberg, A.L.* and D. van Dijk (2002). "The influence of microclimate on sand movement by wind at an eastern Lake Michigan coastal dune site." Meeting of the North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America (Lexington, KY), 3-5 April 2002; poster.

van Dijk, D. and A.L. Tinklenberg* (2002). "Foredune growth during low lake levels on the east coast of Lake Michigan." Annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers (Los Angeles, CA), 21 March 2002.

Van Kley, K.H.* and D. van Dijk (2001). "Monitoring sand movement by wind on the east shore of Lake Michigan." Meeting of the North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America (Bloomington, IL), 23-24 April 2001; poster.  


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