Michael H. Young Associate Director - Environmental Systems Bureau of Economic Geology
The University of Texas at Austin
University Station, Box X
Austin, Texas 78713-8924 E-mail: email@example.com Telephone: 512-475-8830 Fax: 512-471-0140
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Soil/water/plant interactions and solute transport in arid vadose zones
Connections between water resources, landscape development, and human interactions
Ph.D., Soil and Water Science (Soil Physics/Hydrology), Univ. of Ariz., Tucson, AZ, 1995
M.S., Geological Sciences (Hydrogeology), Ohio University, Athens, OH, 1986
B.A., Geology (cum laude with honors), Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY, 1983
Associate Director-Bureau of Economic Geology, 2010-present—The University of Texas at Austin, Earth and Environmental Systems, Austin, TX
Acting Executive Director-Division of Hydrologic Sciences, 2008-2010-Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV
Assistant/Associate/Research Professor—Division of Hydrologic Sciences, 2000-2010, Desert Research Institute, Las Vegas, NV
Senior Research Scientist-School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1998-2000-Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Assistant Research Scientist-Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, 1996-1998-University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Research Specialist (Senior)-Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, 1990-1996-University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Hydrogeologist/Field Ops. Leader, 1988-1990-C.C. Johnson & Malhotra, Silver Spring, MD
Hydrogeologist/Project Manager—Division of Waste Management, 1986-1988-U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Comm., Wash., DC
Young, M.H., T.G. Caldwell, D.G. Meadows, L.F. Fenstermaker. 2009. Variability of soil physical and hydraulic properties at the Mojave Global Change Facility, Nevada: Implications for water budget and evapotranspiration. J. Arid Env. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2009.01.015.
Yin, J., M. H. Young, and Z. Yu. 2008. Effects of paleoclimate and time-varying canopy structures on paleowater fluxes. J. Geophys. Res. 113. D06103. doi:10.1029/2007JD009010.
Caldwell, T.G., M.H. Young, J. Zhu and E.V. McDonald. 2008. The spatial structure of hydraulic properties from canopy to interspace in the Mojave Desert. Geophys. Res. Lett. doi:10.1029/2008GL035095.
Young, M.H., G.S. Campbell, J. Yin. 2008. Correcting dual-probe heat-pulse readings for ambient temperature fluctuations. Vadose Zone J. 7:22-30.
Shafer, D.S., M.H. Young, S.F. Zitzer, T.G. Caldwell, E.V. McDonald. 2007. Impacts of interrelated biotic and abiotic processes during the past 125,000 years of landscape evolution in the northern Mojave Desert, Nevada, U.S.A. J. Arid Env. 69:633-657.
Meadows, D.G., M.H. Young, E.V. McDonald. 2007. Influence of surface age on infiltration mechanisms of desert pavements, Mojave Desert. Catena. 72:169-178.
Young, M.H., W. Albright, K.F. Pohlmann, G. Pohll, W.H. Zachritz, S. Zitzer, D.S. Shafer, I. Nester, L. Oyelowo. 2006. Incorporating parametric uncertainty in the design of alternative landfill covers in arid regions. Vadose Zone J. 5:742-750.
Young, M.H. E.V. McDonald, T.C. Caldwell, S.G. Benner, D.G. Meadows. 2004. Hydraulic properties of a desert soil chronosequence in the Mojave Desert, USA. Vadose Zone J. 3:956-963.
Dahan, O. E.V. McDonald, M.H. Young. 2003. Development of a flexible TDR probe for deep vadose zone monitoring. Vadose Zone J. 2:270-275.
Young, M.H., P.J. Wierenga, C.F. Mancino. 1996. Large weighing lysimeters for water use and deep percolation studies. Soil Science. 161:491 497.