Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources
Professor, Geology; Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines
Areas of Interest:
- Coastal processes and coastal management
- Environmental restoration
- Holocene landscape evolution in the southern Appalachians
- Coastal Science
- Ph.D. Geology, Duke, 1995
- M.S. Quaternary Studies, University of Maine, 1990
- B.S. Geology, College of William and Mary, 1987
Recent Publications & Presentations:
Young, R.S. and Conkle, L.J. (In Press). A new report on the antiquity of Southern Appalachian heath balds. Geology.
Young, R.S. (2007). The importance of carbon loss through wetland erosion in the Albemarle-Pamlico-Currituck Sound system, North Carolina. Southeastern Geology, 45:2:51-58
Bush, D.M., Neal, W.J., and Young, R.S. (2004). After the Storms: Geologists look at coastal zone building. Architectural Record, 11/2004:65-66.