Stephen S Young

Stephen S Young

Professional Details

Title: Professor
Office: MH-326D
Phone: 978-542-6923

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 focuses on remote sensing, vegetation change and the geography of Asia. 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. In addition to his academic research on vegetation change and Asia, he bridges the arts and sciences through art gallery exhibitions which try to expose the public to science and geography.  In the spring of 2011 Professor Young received a fellowship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and lived in Yunnan province working with the Academy on a project analyzing the effectiveness of China's Nature Reserves to protect nature.

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Selected Publications

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. Chapter 4 pp. 109-127.

2011 Young, S.S. "The Earth exposed: how geographers use art and science in their exploration of the Earth from space." In GeoHumanities: Art, History, Text at the Edge of Place Edited by M. Dear, J. Ketchum, S. Luria, and D. Richardson. New York: Routledge. Chapter 19 pp. 183-186.

2011 Young, S.S. Case Study: Mississippi-Lungs. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research. July-September 2011. 2(3): 86-88.

2009 Goodall, J. and Young, S.S., Hope for Animals, the case study at Cao Hai.

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.

Selected Presentations

Solo Art Exhibits

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

2008 "North Africa from Space" in cooperation with the International Geographical Union's (IGU) International Congress, Tunis, Tunisia - August 2008.

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

2006 "Return of The Earth Exposed" Sasaki Associates, Watertown, MA, October 19 - December 8, 2006.

2006 "Australia from Space" in cooperation with the International Geographical Union's (IGU) regional international conference, Brisbane, Australia, July 3 - 30, 2006; Traveled to: Canberra: August 2006 Sydney: September 2006.

2005 "The Earth Exposed: How geographers study the Earth from space." National Science Foundation Art of Science Gallery. Arlington, Virginia. November 29, 2004 - March 4, 2005.

2004 "The Earth Exposed" Esther M. Klein Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Gallery's 18th "Art-in-Science" exhibition. Part of the Centennial Celebration of the Association of American Geographers. Funding from the National Science Foundation. March 14, 2004 - April 15, 2004.

2001 "The Earth Exposed" ArtWorks!, New Bedford, MA, September - October, 2001.

2001 "The Earth Exposed" Sasaki Associates, Watertown, MA, February 15 - May 15, 2001.

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

1999 "Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary from Space," The Barn, IRWS, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Topsfield, MA. December 1999 - May, 2000.

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