J. Dykstra Eusden Jr.
Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences
Dykstra Eusden or Dyk for short is a EACS professor at Bates College teaching a variety of field-based courses. He went to Bates for his B.S., then University of New Hampshire for his M.S. and finally Dartmouth College for his Ph.D., all in an effort to stay close to New England’s mountains and coastline. He started teaching at Bates in 1988.
Dyk teaches courses in bedrock geology that all have a strong field component of experiential learning. His two favorite courses are the short term EACS s39 “Geology of the Maine Coast by Sea Kayak” and the introductory course EACS 107 “Katahdin to Acadia: Exploring Maine Geology.” At the upper level he teaches courses structural geology, Appalachian geology and GIS. These courses also involve lots of hands-on, outdoor and indoor, experiential learning.
EACS 107 “Katahdin to Acadia: Exploring Maine Geology” every fall; EACS 230 “Earth Structure and Dynamics” every Fall; EACS 391 “Seminar in Appalachian Tectonics, every other winter; ESEA 217 “GIS and Mapping” every other year; s39 “Geology of the Maine Coast by Sea Kayak” every 3rd year.
|Every Fall||EACS 107 “Katahdin to Acadia: Exploring Maine Geology”,
EACS 230 “Earth Structure and Dynamics”
|Winter||EACS 391 “Seminar in Appalachian Tectonics” (every other winter)
ESEA 217 “GIS and Mapping” every other year
|Short Term||s39 “Geology of the Maine Coast by Sea Kayak” every 3rd year|
Dyk Eusden’s research is in the bedrock and tectonic history of the Appalachians and New Zealand. He supports these with bedrock mapping, geochronology, and geographic information systems (GIS) methods. He works in the subfields of landscape evolution, plate tectonics, structural geology, and White Mountain (NH) geologic history.
Thesis students advised:
2008: Stephanie. A Higgins and Caitlin C. Tamposi
2009: Maura B. Foley and Simon A. Willbanks
2010: Carlos Francisco Castro III and J. Patrick Gardner
2011: Carter A. Kindley and Keegan T. Runnals
2012: Brigit Anderson, Heather A. Doolittle, Peter K.Miller, Jennifer A. Lindelof, Haley R. Sive
2014: Saebyul Choe, Cameron Held, Josh Sturtevant, and Sula Watermulder
2015: Michelle Devoe, Graham Oxman, and Sarah Xiao
2016: Sarah W. Baker, Sarah Koe, and Jordan Cargill
2017: Erik J. Divan, Ian Hillenbrand, and Audrey Wheatcroft
2018: Hazel M. Cashman, Thorn K. Merrill and Kurt A. Niiler
Thompson, Woodrow B. and Eusden, John Dykstra, Jr., 2008, Surficial geology of the Worthley Pond quadrangle, Maine; Maine Geological Survey (Department of Conservation), Open-File Map 08-81, scale 1:24000
Eusden, Dykstra, 2013, Preliminary Bedrock geology of the Bethel and Gilead quadrangles, Maine; Maine Geological Survey (Department of Conservation), Open-File Map, scale 1:24000.
Eusden, Dykstra, Devoe, Michelle, Oxman, Graham, and Xiao, Sarah, 2015, Bedrock Geologic map of the Mount Dartmouth 7.5’ Quadrangle, New Hampshire: New Hampshire Geological, Open File Report, Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0095.
Eusden, J., Dykstra, Choe, S., Divan, E., Eusden, R., Watermulder, S., and Wheatcroft, A., 2017, Bedrock Geology of the Gilead Quadrangle, Maine: Maine Geological Survey, Open-File No. 17-10, 2017.
Eusden, J. Dykstra, Hillenbrand, I., Baker, S., and Cargill, J., 2017, Bedrock Geologic Map of the Jefferson, New Hampshire 7.5′ Quadrangle, NH: New Hampshire Geological, Open File Report, Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, New Hampshire 03302-0095.
Eusden, J.D., Jr, Foley, M, and Roden-Tice, M., 2009, The Ordovician to Carboniferous Bedrock Geology and Cooling History of the Bronson Hill and Central Maine Belts, Presidential Range, New Hampshire: in Westerman, D.S., and Lathrop, A.S., eds., Guidebook for field trips in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and Adjacent Regions: Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT, guidebook for 101st annual New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, trip A3 p. 1-17.
Brian K. Fowler, P. Thompson Davis, Woodrow B. Thompson, J. Dykstra Eusden, and Ian T. Dulin: 2012, The Alpine Zone & Glacial Cirques of Mt. Washington & the Northern Presidential Range, New Hampshire:75th Reunion of the Northeastern Friends of the Pleistocene, Gorham, NH.
Thompson, Woodrow, Eusden, J. Dykstra, and Breskin, Kitty, 2014, GEOLOGY OF THE UPPER ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER REGION, BETHEL, MAINE, TO SHELBURNE, NEW HAMPSHIRE: Geological Society of Maine & Geological Society of New Hampshire Summer Field Trip, July 19-20, 17 p.
Eusden, J. Dykstra, Doolittle, Heather, Grover, Tim, Lindelof, Jen, Miller, Peter, and Sive, Haley, 2016, Bedrock geology of Small Point, Maine: A fresh look at the stratigraphy, structure, and metamorphism: in Berry, Henry N., IV, and West, David P., Jr., editors, Guidebook for field trips along the Maine coast from Maquoit Bay to Muscongus Bay: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, p. 129-146. Maine Geological Survey Publications. 27. http://digitalmaine.com/mgs_publications/27
Eusden, J.D., Anderson, B., Castro, C., Gardner, P., Guiterman, C., Higgins, S., Kugal, K., Reid, A. Rodda, C. and Tamposi, C., 2017, Bedrock Geology of Mt. Washington, Presidential Range, NH in Johnson, B. and Eusden, J.D., ed., Guidebook for Field Trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, Bates College, p. 177-196. https://doi.org/10.26780/2017.001.0011
Eusden, J.D., Baker, S., Cargill, J., Divan, E., Hillenbrand, I., O’Sullivan, P., and Wheatcroft, A., 2017, Transect From the Migmatized Central Maine Belt to the Bronson Hill Anticlinorium in Johnson, B. and Eusden, J.D., ed., Guidebook for Field Trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, Bates College, p. 287-304. https://doi.org/10.26780/2017.001.0016
Baker, S., Boisvert, R., Eusden, J.D., Hamilton, N., and Pollock, S., 2017, The New Hampshire Spherulitic Rhyolites: Rocks of Importance to Prehistoric Native Americans in Johnson, B. and Eusden, J.D., ed., Guidebook for Field Trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, Bates College, p. 305-316. https://doi.org/10.26780/2017.001.0017
Johnson, B. and Eusden, J.D., ed., 2017, Guidebook for Field Trips in Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire: New England Intercollegiate Geological Conference, Bates College, p. 1-345. https://doi.org/10.26780/2017.001.0001
Eusden, J. Dykstra, 2010, The Presidential Range: Its Geologic and Tectonic History; Durand Press, Lyme, New Hampshire, 62 p and 1:20,000 map.
Eusden, J.D., Thompson, W.B., Fowler, B.K., Davis, P.T., Bothner, W.A., Boisvert, W.A., and Creasy, J.W., 2013, The Geology of New Hampshire’s White Mountains: Durand Press, Lyme, NH, 184 p.
Eusden, J.D, Upton, P., and Pettinga, J.R., Eichelberger, N., 2012, The Dillon and Acheron sinistral faults, Marlborough Fault System, New Zealand: field studies and mechanical modeling: New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, vol 55., issue 2, pp. 91-202
Roden-tice, Mary K., Eusden, J. D., Wintsch, R. D., 2012, Apatite Fission-track Evidence For Cretaceous Development Of Kilometer-scale Relief And Steady-state Tertiary Topography In New England: Geomorphology, vol 141–142, pp. 114–120.
Eusden, J.D., Jr., Duvall, M., and Bryant, M., 2012, Google Earth mashup of the geology in the Presidential Range, New Hampshire: Linking real and virtual field trips for an introductory geology class, in Whitmeyer, S.J., Bailey, J.E., De Paor, D.G., and Ornduff, T., eds., Google Earth and Virtual Visualizations in Geoscience Education and Research: Geological Society of America Special Paper 492, p. 355–366, doi:10.1130/2012.2492(26).