Truman Young

Position Title

Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Center for Population Biology

2234 PES Building

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Population Biology

Specialties / Focus

  • Community Ecology
  • Evolutionary Ecology and Life History Strategies
  • Population Interactions

Field Sites

  • Mpala Research Centre, Laikipia, Kenya
  • Yolo County, California


  • 1981 PhD Biology University of Pennsylvania
  • 1975 BA Biology University of Chicago


Huntzinger, P.M., R. Karban, T.P. Young & T.M. Palmer. 2004. Relaxation of induced indirect defenses of acacias following removal of mammalian herbivores. Ecology 85:609-614.

Young, T.P., T.M. Palmer & M.E. Gadd. 2005. Competition and compensation among cattle, zebras, and elephants in a semi-arid savanna in Laikipia, Kenya. Biological Conservation 122:351-359.

Young, T.P. D.A. Petersen & J.J. Clary. 2005. The ecology of restoration: historical links, emerging issues, and unexplored realms. Ecology Letters, in press