Gerald L. Young

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Gerald L. Young
ResidenceUnited States
NationalityEnglish, American
Known forA recognized leader in scholarly publications in human, fourth president of the Society for Human Ecology (1988-1990)
Scientific career
FieldsHuman ecology
InstitutionsWashington State University

Gerald L. Young is an ecologist who has published and is best known for his work in human ecology. He is a professor of biology and environmental science and regional planning at Washington State University.[1] and was past president (1988-1990) of the Society for Human Ecology.[1] The Society for Human Ecology offers the Gerald L. Young book award.[2]


  • Young, G.L. (1974). "Human ecology as an interdisciplinary concept: A critical inquiry". Advances in Ecological Research. 8: 1–105. doi:10.1016/S0065-2504(08)60277-9.
  • Young, G.L. (1975). "Environmental law: Perspectives from human ecology". Journal of Environmental Law and Practice. 6: 298. ISSN 1181-7534.
  • Young, G. L. (Ed.) (1983). Origins of Human Ecology. Hutchinson Ross Publishing Company, Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Young, G. L. (Ed.) (1986). Human Ecology: A Gathering of Perspectives
  • Young, G. L. (1986). "Environment: Term and concept in the social sciences". Social Science Information. 25: 83–124. doi:10.1177/053901886025001006.
  • Young, G. L. (1989). A Conceptual Framework for an Interdisciplinary Human Ecology. Acta Oecologiae Hominis, 1, 1–135.
  • Young, G.L. (1994). The case for a ’catholic’ ecology. Human Ecology Review 2, 310–319.
  • Young, G.L. (1996). Interaction as a concept basic to human ecology: An exploration and synthesis. Advances in Human Ecology 5, 157–211.
  • Young, G.L. (1998). Holism: Writ and riposte in ecology and human ecology. Advances in Human Ecology 7, 313–365.
  • Young, G.L. (1999). A piece of the main: Parts and wholes in human ecology. Advances in Human Ecology 8, 1–31.
  • Young, G. L.; Steiner, F.; Brooks, K.; Struckmeyer, K. (1983). "Determining the regional context for landscape planning". Landscape Planning. 10: 269–296. doi:10.1016/0304-3924(83)90037-0.
  • Young, G. L., Steiner, F., Brooks, K. and Struckmeyer, K. (1994) Planning the built environment: Determining the regional context. In The Built Environment: A Creative Inquiry into Design and Planning (Tom J. Bartuska and Gerald L. Young, eds.). Crisp Publications, Menlo Park, California.