Dr. Robert S. Young

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources
Professor, Geology; Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines

Rob Young

Phone: 828-227-3822
Email: ryoung@email.wcu.edu
Office Address: Belk 294
Website: http://psds.wcu.edu 

Areas of Interest:

  • Coastal processes and coastal management
  • Hurricanes
  • Wetlands
  • Environmental restoration
  • Holocene landscape evolution in the southern Appalachians


  • Oceanography
  • Wetlands
  • 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.


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