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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
Office Address: Belk 294

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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