Director, Geoarchaeological Research, Department of Geology
Dr. Buyce has been a member of the Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute for nearly 18 years, and his thirty year career in the field of geology has included studies in coastal processes, sedimentology, mineralogy, resource evaluation, environmental geology, and geoarchaeology in the field, laboratory, and office. In addition, he has researched carbonate rock chemistry, diagenetic mineralogy, and clastic sedimentology. He has earned a Ph.D. and post-doctoral education in sedimentology, stratigraphy and diagenetic mineralogy with on-the job training in groundwater geology, data management, oil-field studies, and geoarchaeology.
Buyce, M. Raymond. “Lake Erie Bluff Recession and Setback Regulations for Building – Literally a Roller Coaster Challenge. Geological Society of America Abstracts v 33 p 44 A 3. (2001)
Lacey, Mark; Hessler, John; McCoy, Dave & Buyce, M. Raymond.
“Update of the 1999 Nourishment Sand Movement on Presque Isle Peninsula, Lake Erie at Erie, Pennsylvania.” Geological Society of America Abstracts v 33, p 46, A-15 (2001)
Kurtz, Joel; Buyce, M. Raymond; Fantasia, Amy; Hayden, Ryan; Prinkey, Amy & Turner, Luke. “Monitoring 1999 Nourishment Sand Movement on the Presque Isle Peninsula, Lake Erie at Erie, Pennsylvania Beach 10 to Gull Point” Geological Society of America v 32 p 44 A 28 (2000)
Turner, Luke & Buyce, M. Raymond. “ Mapping Ancient Beaches Underlying the Eolian Beach-Ridges of Presque Isle Peninsula, Lake Erie at Erie, Pennsylvania.” Geological Society of America Abstracts v 32 p 54 A 80 (2000).
Buyce, M.Raymond. "Encounters of Natural, Fiscal and Legal Kinds of the Coast of the Great Lake Erie: Dealing with Harbor Controversy at North East and Harborcreek - Shades Beach, PA and revisiting Cost-effectiveness of the $23 Million Dollar Presque Isle Erosion Control Project at Erie, PA". New York State Geological Association 71st Annual Meeting Field Trip Guidebook, Fredonia, New York, pp. Sat D1 – D40 (1999).
Buyce, M. Raymond. “The Presque Isle Shoreline Erosion Control Project on Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, Effectiveness of the Offshore Breakwaters- An Update”. Geological Society of America Abstracts v (31) p. 43 A8 (1999).
Dwyer, Michelle J., Buyce, M. Raymond. “Absolute Dating of Presque Isle Peninsula On Lake Erie, Erie County Pennsylvania, Using Optically Stimulated Luminescence of Sand Dune Ridges.” Geological Society of America Abstracts v (31) p. 53 A 74 (1999).
Turner, Luke M., Kurtz, Joel M., Thomas, David J., and Buyce, M. Raymond. “Lineaments, Stream Channel Orientation and Stream Sinuosity in Northeast Pennsylvania” Geological Society of America Abstracts v 31, p. 52, A-13 (1999)