Stephen S Young

Stephen S Young

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: MH-326D
Phone: 978-542-6923
Email: stephen.young@salemstate.edu
Website: http://www.salemstate.edu/~syoung

Fall & Winter Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
2424 S1 GPH909 Interpretation/Analysis of Remote Sensing Imagery
3331 04 GPH105 Introduction to Geography
3332 05 GPH105 Introduction to Geography
3349 01 GPH282P Global Environmental Issues
3354 01 GPH344 Remote Sensing
3358 01 GPH410 Internship in Geography
3978 D1 GPH400 Directed Study in Geography

Professional Biography

Professor Young is a former chair of the Department of Geography at Salem State University where he uses remote sensing (satellite imaging) to analyze climate change, deforestation, and human rights issues. He received his Ph.D. in geography from Clark University, a master's degree in environmental science from Yale University and a B.A. in environmental studies from the University of Vermont. His geographic areas of expertise include northeastern North America and China. In addition to his academic research, he bridges the arts and sciences through art gallery exhibitions which try to expose the public to science and geography. In the summer of 2015 his exhibition Macro or Micro? (with Salem State University Biology professor Paul Kelly) will be on display at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA and at the Sazmanab Institute of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran.

Please see my home page:

http://dgl.salemstate.edu/geography/profs/young/

Selected Publications

Environment and Climate Change

2014       “Living with Vulnerability” Flood Vulnerability Map of Salem Massachusetts

2013       Silvern, S. and S. S.Young. Global Environmental Change and Sustainability, InTech Open Access Publisher. ISBN 978-953-51-1094-1.

2012       Young, S.S. and D. Bardati. Co-editor of a special edition (Environmental Change in Northeastern North America) of the journal The Northeastern Geographer, volume 4 number 2.

2012       Young, S.S. and S. Silvern. International Perspectives on Global Environmental Change, InTech Open Access Publisher. ISBN 978-953-307-815-1.

2012       Hu, H., P. Curtis, and S. S. Young. Analysis of Land Surface Temperature Change for Northeastern North America using MODIS Thermal data, 2001 to 2011. The Northeastern Geographer. 4(2): 50-65.

2011       Young, S.S. Geoinformatics and the Mapping of Lands Vulnerable to Sea Level Rise. In Geoinformatics for Climate Change Studies. Edited by P.K. Joshi, A. Joshi, and T.P. Singh. New Delhi: TERI Press. Chapter4 pp. 109-127.

 

Deforestation / Environmental Conservation

2015       Ren, G.P., Young, S.S., Wang, L., Wang, W., Long, Y.C., Wu, R.D., Li, J.S., Zhu, J.D., Yu, D.W. 2014. Deforestation in China and Effectiveness of National Nature Reserves in protecting Forest Protection from 2000 to 2010. Biological Conservation – accepted

2014       Wang, L., Young, S.S., Wang, W., Ren, G.P., Xiao, W., Long, Y.C., Li, J.S., Zhu, J.G., Forest change patterns in response to government forest conservation policies in the Eastern Himalaya of China. Under review

2007       Jeyaseelan, A.T., Roy, P.S. and S.S. Young. Persistent Changes in NDVI between 1982 and 2003 over India using AVHRR GIMMS (Global Inventory Modeling and Mapping Studies) data. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 28(21): 1-20.

2005       Young, S.S., and R. Harris, Changing patterns of global-scale vegetation photosynthesis, 1982-1999. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 26(20): 4537-4563.

2004       Young, S.S., Satellite Detected Broad-Scale Vegetation Change in China, 1982 – 1999. Asian Geographer. 22(1-2): 123-142.

2003       Wang, Z.J., and S. S. Young, Differences in bird diversity between two Swidden Agricultural sites in mountainous terrain, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China. Biological Conservation. 110: 231-243.

2002       Young, S.S., Nature conservation through poverty alleviation: China’s Cao Hai nature reserve. Sextant. 12 (1 & 2): Cover, 9-16.

2001       Niu, Z., C. Y. Wang, W. Wang, Q. Y. Zhang, and S. S. Young. Estimating bi-directional angles in NOAA AVHRR images.  International Journal of Remote Sensing.  22(8): 1609-1615.

2001       Young, S.S., and C. Y. Wang. Land-cover change analysis of China using global-scale Pathfinder AVHRR Landcover (PAL) data, 1982-92. International Journal of Remote Sensing. 22(8): 1457-1477.

2000       Wang, Z. J., C. Carpenter, and S. S. Young. Bird distribution and conservation in the Ailao Mountains, Yunnan, China. Biological Conservation. 92(2000): 45-57.

 

Human Rights

2014       O’Connell, T, and S.S. Young. No more Hidden Secrets: Human Rights and Remote Sensing. Genocide Studies and Prevention Journal. Vol. 8: Iss. 3: 5-31.

 

Selected Presentations

Interdisciplinary Art Exhibits

Macro or Micro is an exhibit by S. Young (Geography) and Paul Kelly (Biology), Salem State University.

http://dgl.salemstate.edu/geography/profs/young/ART/Macro-Micro/MM-index.htm

2015       “Macro or Micro?” Museum of Science, Boston, MA. Summer

2015       “Macro or Micro?” Sazmanab Center for Contemporary Art, Tehran, Iran. June 19 to July 10

2014       “Macro or Micro?” Class of 1970 Café Gallery, George C. Gordon Library, Worcester, MA. Aug 28 – Dec 19

2013       “Macro or Micro?” Winfisky Gallery, Salem. MA. October

2013       “Macro or Micro?” Traina Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Clark University Worcester, MA. October.

Smithsonian blog about the exhibition:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/macro-or-micro-test-your-sense-of-scale-2208824/

Huffington Post blog about the exhibition:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/26/micro-or-macro-amazing-nature-images_n_4151127.html

Science Illustrated (translated into 10 Nordic languages) Swedish:

http://illvet.se/naturen/mikro-eller-makro-kan-du-se-skillnad-paa-nara-och-fjarran

 

Solo Art Exhibits

These exhibits demonstrate the basic scientific aspects of remote sensing in an artistic format.

http://dgl.salemstate.edu/geography/profs/young/ART/ART.HTM

2008       “North Africa from Space” Tunis, Tunisia – August.

2008       “Return of The Earth Exposed” Winfisky Gallery, Salem. MA. March.

2006       “Return of The Earth Exposed” Sasaki Associates, Watertown, MA, Oct 19 – Dec 8.

2006       “Australia from Space” Brisbane, Australia, July 3 - 30; Canberra: August, Sydney: September.

2005       “The Earth Exposed.” National Science FoundationArlington, Virginia. Nov 29, 04 – Mar 4, 05.

2004       “The Earth Exposed” Esther M. Klein Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. March 14 – April 15.

2001       “The Earth Exposed” ArtWorks!, New Bedford, MA, September – October.

2001       “The Earth Exposed” Sasaki Associates, Watertown, MA, February 15 – May 15.

2000       "The Earth Exposed," Clark University, Worcester, MA. November 13 - December 15.

1999       "Ipswich Sanctuary from Space," Audubon Society, Topsfield, MA. Dec 1999 - May, 2000.

1998       "Salem from Space," Winfisky Gallery, Salem. MA. November.