|Department||Geography and Sustainability|
|Office||Meier Hall 326D|
|GPH 110||World Regions|
|GPH 115||Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences|
|GPH 115H||Global Climate Change Honors|
|GPH 282P||Global Environmental Issues|
|GPH 340||Geographic Information Systems|
|GPH 343||Drones and Aerial Imagery: Applications and Image Analysis|
|GPH 344||Remote Sensing: Studying the Earth From Space|
|GPH 400||Directed Study in Geography|
|GPH 402||Study-travel Seminar|
|GPH 410||Internship in Geography|
|GPH 444||Digital Image Processing of Remotely Sensed Data|
|GPH 875||Directed Study in Geography|
|GPH 909||Interpretation/analysis of Remote Sensing Imagery|
|GPH 910||Digital Analysis of Remotely Sensed Imagery|
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 and deforestation. 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) was on display at the Museum of Science in Boston, MA and at the Sazmanab Institute of Contemporary Art in Tehran, Iran.
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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.
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.
Interdisciplinary Art Exhibits
Macro or Micro is an exhibit by S. Young (Geography) and Paul Kelly (Biology), Salem State University.
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:
Huffington Post blog about the exhibition:
Science Illustrated (translated into 10 Nordic languages) Swedish:
Solo Art Exhibits
These exhibits demonstrate the basic scientific aspects of remote sensing in an artistic format.
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 Foundation. Arlington, 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.