Robert R. Young

B.Sc. (1989) Physical Geography, University of Alberta
M.Sc. (1991) Physical Geography, University of Alberta
Ph.D. (1996) Physical Geography, University of Calgary
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow 1996-1998


EESc/Geog 222: Geomorphology
EESc/Geog 356: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
EESc 431: Quaternary Glacial Environments
Geog 317: Environments of BC

I have a strong inclination to take students outside, so if you take a course from me, bring along sturdy footwear.

Research Interests

I really tend to live in the past, and am fascinated with the world that we’ve inherited from Pleistocene times. I delve into reconstructing the events and environments of the past using sedimentology, stratigraphy (physical and biological), and geomorphology. It’s interesting to me that the axiom “The Present is the Key to the Past” may not be completely accurate since there is ample evidence that past events and environments may have no present analogues. My courses and research tend to include a range of environments and events that are indicated from numerous lines of evidence.

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Contact Information

Robert R. Young
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of British Columbia Okanagan
3333 University Way
Kelowna, British Columbia

Office: Science 214
Tel: 250.807.9523
Fax: 250.807.8005