Truman Young


Position Title
Professor and Restoration Ecologist

Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Center for Population Biology
Graduate Group in Ecology

2234 PES Building

Grad Group Affiliations

  • Population Biology
  • Ecology

Specialties / Focus

  • Restoration Ecology
  • Population and Community Ecology
  • Grassland/Rangeland/Svavnna Ecology

Field Sites

  • Mpala Research Centre, Laikipia, Kenya
  • Northern California


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


Young, T.P., C. Riginos, K.E. Veblen, W.O. Odadi, D. Kimuyu, L.M. Porensky, H.S. Young, and G.K. Charles. 2018. Relationships between cattle and biodiversity in a multi-use landscape revealed by the Kenya Long-term Exclosure Experiment (KLEE). Rangeland Ecology and Management 71:281-291. [Editor’s Choice]

Stuble, K, K.J. Vaughn, E.P. Zefferman, K.M. Wolf, and T.P. Young. 2017. Outside the envelope: rare events disrupt the relationship between climate factors and species interactions. Ecology 98:1623-1630.

Young, T.P., K.L. Stuble, K.L., J.A. Balachowski, and C.M. Werner. 2017. Using priority effects to manipulate competitive relationships in restoration. Restoration Ecology 25:S114–S123.

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