Dr. Young has worked in the field of conservation biology since the 1990’s. Her research, along with others, resulted in the recognition of a new species, the Gunnison Sage-grouse, as well as documenting its imperiled habitat and status. During her career, she has supervised student research on a variety of projects and participated in local stakeholder working groups as well as advised the United Nations International Union for the Conservation of Nature specialist grouse group on global conservation issues. Her graduate students focus on a variety of topics in environmental management including: sustainable stove projects in Kenya; mass transportation planning for the Upper Arkansas Valley in Colorado; human wildlife conflict focusing on black bear in the Durango area; and communicating conservation connectivity: a project involving wildlife corridors from Costa Rica to Rocky Mountain National Park. Dr. Young is also the program’s global coordinator helping students find projects across the world.
View Dr. Young's Curriculum Vitae.