Professor Young is a former chair of the Department of Geography at Salem State University where he focused on remote sensing, vegetation change and the geography of Asia. His recent work has centered on environmental change in NE North America, the mapping of lands vulnerable to sea level rise, and nature conservation in China. Dr. Young’s research has appeared in journals such as: Biological Conservation, Biotropica, Forest Ecology & Management, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, Mountain Research and Development, and Vegetation. 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 environmental research, he bridges the arts and sciences through art gallery exhibitions which expose the public to science and geography. His exhibition, The Earth Exposed, has been displayed in over a dozen galleries including the headquarters of the National Science Foundation as well as being displayed in Australia and Tunisia.