Kyle A. Young

Kyle A. Young

Academic Positions and Education

2019                Lecturer, University of Pittsburgh, USA
2016-2018       Research Associate, University of Zürich, Switzerland
2014-2015       Assistant Professor, Aberystwyth University, IBERS, U.K.
2007-2008       Investigator, Universidad de Los Lagos, Puerto Montt, Chile
2006                Reef Fish Biologist, Operation Wallacea & Fundación Cayos Cochinos, Honduras
2004-2005       SNF Post-doc (Prof. Ole Seehausen), University of Bern, Switzerland
2004                NERC Post-doc (Prof. Ole Seehausen), University of Hull, U. K.
2002-2004       NSERC Post-doc (Profs. Arne Mooers & Bernie Crespie), Simon Fraser University, Canada
1997-2001       PhD (Prof. Scott Hinch), University of British Columbia, Canada
1987-1991       BSc (Prof. Johanna Schmitt), Brown University, U.S.A.

Other Positions

2000-present      Consultant: conservation and management of aquatic ecosystems in Europe and the Americas
2011-2013          Water Framework Directive Advisor: Natural Resources Wales, U.K.
2009-2011          Fisheries Biologist: Environment Agency, U.K.

Funding and awards

2015          Outstanding Teaching Award, Highly Commended, Student Led Teaching Awards
2014          Welsh Crucible. £10,000
2014          New Staff Member of the Year, Highly Commended, Student Led Teaching Awards
2014          Selected Member, Welsh Crucible Future Research Leaders
2011          Public Sector Service Award, Association of River Trusts UK
2006          British Ecological Society, Great Britain. £1,000.
2005          Fisheries Society of the British Isles, Great Britain. £5,000.
2005          National Geographic Society, U.S.A: $15,000 US.
2004          NERC, Great Britain: £31,000.
2002          NSERC, Canada: $80,000 Cdn.
1999          University of British Columbia, Canada: $35,000 Cdn.
1997          Faculty of Forestry, UBC: $12,000 Cdn.
19999-01   University Graduate Teaching Award, Faculty Nominee
1992          Young Botanist Award, Botanical Society of America

Professional Service

Peer Reviews
Grants National Science and Engineering Research Council (Canada) Journals Animal Behaviour, African Journal of Aquatic Science, Animal Conservation, Biology Letters, British Geological Society, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Conservation Biology, Ecology of Freshwater Fishes, Ecosphere, Environmental Biology of Fishes, Environmental Management, Ethology, Evolution, Evolutionary Ecology, Fisheries Management & Ecology, Forest Stewardship Council, Freshwater Science, Functional Ecology, Heredity, Hydrobiologia, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Fish Biology, Neotropical Ichthyology, North American Journal of Fisheries Management, PLOS ONE, Reviews of Fish Biology and Fisheries, World Wildlife Fund

Editorial Duties
2018-present     Board of Reviewing Editors, Journal of Evolutionary Biology
2014-20             Editorial Board, Ecology of Freshwater Fish
2014-18             Academic Editor, PLOS ONE

Advisory Service
2018-present     Atlantic Salmon Federation
2014-16             Fish Legal (United Kingdom)
2015                   Scottish Government, Aquaculture
2013-15             Wales Biodiversity Partnership, Freshwater Group
2011-12             River Restoration Centre, EU Restore Project Technical Advisory Panel
2009                   World Wildlife Fund, Chilean aquaculture campaign
2008                   International Rivers, Patagonian hydropower campaign
2001                   Forest Stewardship Council, British Columbia
2001                   British Columbia Central Coast Land Resource Management Plan

Society Memberships (past and present)
American Fisheries Society, American Society of Naturalists, British Ecological Society, Ecological Society of America, Fisheries Society of the British Isles, Institute of Fisheries Management, Society for the Study of Evolution

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