Kathy Lynn Young

Department of Geography

Professor

Office: Ross Building, N415
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 22371
Emailklyoung@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/klyoung

In total I have published approximately 59 refereed articles, more than 51 referred presentations and about 94 non-refereed reports or conference papers. The choice of refereed journals for my publications is dictated by the high scholarly and professional standard of the journal (e.g. Solar Energy, International Journal of Climatology, Nordic Hydrology, Hydrology Research), and by the area of specialization (e.g. Arctic, Arctic and Alpine Research, Permafrost and Periglacial Research). My publications in recent years reflect my interest in various aspects of northern hydrology, microclimate and my experience of working in northern environments.

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Area of Specialization

Arctic Hydrology

Degrees

PhD, Geography, McMaster University
MSc, Geography, University of Toronto
Hon BSc, Geography/Biology, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

  • 2015-17 Member of the Organizing Committee (Treasurer) CAG AGM, York University, Toronto, June 2017.
  • 2016 Co-Organizer, Campbell Scientific Canada Workshop at UTM (20 participants-including undergraduate, graduate students, faculty)
  • 2011-2014 Member, ACUNS Adjudication Committee, Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research
  • 2014-2015 Chair of the NRCan Polar Continental Shelf Project Review Committee

Community Contributions

  • 2012 Young, K.L. High Arctic wetland research. Interview with Sharon Oosthoek, Science News for Kids.
  • 2011 Young, K.L. Snow cover survey techniques. Presentation made to Internet High School students, Red Lake, Northern Ontario
  • 2009 Young, K. L. Arctic wetland research-Polar Bear Pass Open House. Nunavut News/North telephone interview with Lauren McKeon
  • Young, K.L. and A. Abnizova. Research Open House at Polar Bear Pass, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, July 19. Highlighted in Northern News Service- Elders and scientists talk about wildlife, by Kassina Ryder. Website: www.nnsl.com/northern-news- services/stories/papers/aug24_09re.html.
  • Young, K. L. Proceedings, 17th Northern Research Basins. CBC North interview with Patricia Bell, August 12 and Nunvavisat News, Iqaluit, Nunavut.
  • Young, K. L. Organized Open House/Community Meeting at Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, Nunavut, August 14.

Research Interests

Geography , Environment , Arctic Hydrology, Arctic Wetland Hydrology, Extreme Environments

Selected Publications

Articles (refereed) Since 2010

  • 2015: Abnizova, A., E.A. Miller, K.L. Young and S. Shakil. Hydrological and physico-chemical variability of small ponds across a High Arctic wetland during several thaw seasons. Hydrological Sciences Journal, accepted for publication Jan. 30, 2015.
  • Miller, E.A. and K.L. Young. Evaluation of the presence of streambed vegetation on storage and runoff in hillslope streams in a High Arctic environment. Ecohydrology, in press, July, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1669.
  • Muster, S., M. Langer, A. Abnizova, K.L. Young and Julia Boike. Spatio-temporal sensitivity of MODIS land surface temperatures indicates high potential for large-scale land cover change detection in Arctic permafrost landscapes. Remote Sensing of Environment,168: 1-12.
  • Young, K.L., M. Lafrenière, S. Lamoureux, A. Abnizova and E. Miller. Recent multi-year streamflow regimes and water budgets of hillslope catchments in the Canadian High Arctic: Evaluation and comparison to other small arctic watershed studies. Hydrology Research, 46.4, 533-550, accepted for publication, July 3, 2014, online Aug. 12. DOI::10.2166/nh.2014.004.
  • 2014: Abnizova, A., K. L. Young and M. Lafrenière. Pond hydrology and dissolved carbon dynamics at Polar Bear Pass wetland, Bathurst Island, Nunavut. Ecohydrology, 7, 1, 73-90, Feb. 2014; in press, doi: 10.1002/eco.1323, published online Oct. 11, 2012.
  • Woo, M.K. and K. L. Young. Disappearing semi-permanent snow in the High Arctic and its consequences. Journal of Glaciology, 60, 219, 192-200, in press Nov. 7, 2013.
  • 2013: Young, K.L., J. Assini, A. Abnizova and E. Miller. Snowcover and melt characteristics of upland/lowland terrain: Polar Bear Pass, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, Canada. Hydrology Research, 44,1,2-20.
  • 2012: Assini, J. and K.L. Young. Snowcover and snowmelt of an extensive High Arctic wetland: spatial and temporal seasonal patterns. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 57, 4, 738-755.
  • Howell, S. E. I., J. Assini, K. L. Young, A. Abnizova and C. Derksen. Snowmelt variability over Polar Bear Pass, Nunavut, Canada from QuikSCAT: 2000 to 2009. Hydrological Processes, 26, 23, 3477-3488, Nov. 15, 2012. Published online Jan. 24, 2012, doi: 10.1002/hyp.8365.
  • Woo, M.K. and K.L. Young. Canadian Arctic wetlands. L. Bengtsson, R.W. Herchy, R.W. Fairbridge (eds.), Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-4410-6, 902-914.
  • 2011: Young, K.L. and A. Abnizova. Hydrologic thresholds of ponds in a polar desert wetland environment, Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada. Wetlands, 31,3, 535-549. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-011-0172.9.
  • Vincent, W.F., D. Martin, R. Pientz, I. Laurion, D.C.G. Muir, K.L. Young and Y. Begin. Chapter 4-Freshwater Resources. In ArcticNet IRIS for Nunavik-Nunatsiavut, Laval University Press, 3-21.
  • 2010: Abnizova, A. and K.L. Young. Sustainability of High Arctic ponds in a polar desert environment

Selected Publications

Articles (refereed) Since 2010

  • 2015: Abnizova, A., E.A. Miller, K.L. Young and S. Shakil. Hydrological and physico-chemical variability of small ponds across a High Arctic wetland during several thaw seasons. Hydrological Sciences Journal, accepted for publication Jan. 30, 2015.
  • Miller, E.A. and K.L. Young. Evaluation of the presence of streambed vegetation on storage and runoff in hillslope streams in a High Arctic environment. Ecohydrology, in press, July, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/eco.1669.
  • Muster, S., M. Langer, A. Abnizova, K.L. Young and Julia Boike. Spatio-temporal sensitivity of MODIS land surface temperatures indicates high potential for large-scale land cover change detection in Arctic permafrost landscapes. Remote Sensing of Environment,168: 1-12.
  • Young, K.L., M. Lafrenière, S. Lamoureux, A. Abnizova and E. Miller. Recent multi-year streamflow regimes and water budgets of hillslope catchments in the Canadian High Arctic: Evaluation and comparison to other small arctic watershed studies. Hydrology Research, 46.4, 533-550, accepted for publication, July 3, 2014, online Aug. 12. DOI::10.2166/nh.2014.004.
  • 2014: Abnizova, A., K. L. Young and M. Lafrenière. Pond hydrology and dissolved carbon dynamics at Polar Bear Pass wetland, Bathurst Island, Nunavut. Ecohydrology, 7, 1, 73-90, Feb. 2014; in press, doi: 10.1002/eco.1323, published online Oct. 11, 2012.
  • Woo, M.K. and K. L. Young. Disappearing semi-permanent snow in the High Arctic and its consequences. Journal of Glaciology, 60, 219, 192-200, in press Nov. 7, 2013.
  • 2013: Young, K.L., J. Assini, A. Abnizova and E. Miller. Snowcover and melt characteristics of upland/lowland terrain: Polar Bear Pass, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, Canada. Hydrology Research, 44,1,2-20.
  • 2012: Assini, J. and K.L. Young. Snowcover and snowmelt of an extensive High Arctic wetland: spatial and temporal seasonal patterns. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 57, 4, 738-755.
  • Howell, S. E. I., J. Assini, K. L. Young, A. Abnizova and C. Derksen. Snowmelt variability over Polar Bear Pass, Nunavut, Canada from QuikSCAT: 2000 to 2009. Hydrological Processes, 26, 23, 3477-3488, Nov. 15, 2012. Published online Jan. 24, 2012, doi: 10.1002/hyp.8365.
  • Woo, M.K. and K.L. Young. Canadian Arctic wetlands. L. Bengtsson, R.W. Herchy, R.W. Fairbridge (eds.), Encyclopedia of Lakes and Reservoirs, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4020-4410-6, 902-914.
  • 2011: Young, K.L. and A. Abnizova. Hydrologic thresholds of ponds in a polar desert wetland environment, Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada. Wetlands, 31,3, 535-549. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-011-0172.9.
  • Vincent, W.F., D. Martin, R. Pientz, I. Laurion, D.C.G. Muir, K.L. Young and Y. Begin. Chapter 4-Freshwater Resources. In ArcticNet IRIS for Nunavik-Nunatsiavut, Laval University Press, 3-21.
  • 2010: Abnizova, A. and K.L. Young. Sustainability of High Arctic ponds in a polar desert environment

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/GEOG4310 3.0  Dynamics of Snow and Ice LECT  


In total I have published approximately 59 refereed articles, more than 51 referred presentations and about 94 non-refereed reports or conference papers. The choice of refereed journals for my publications is dictated by the high scholarly and professional standard of the journal (e.g. Solar Energy, International Journal of Climatology, Nordic Hydrology, Hydrology Research), and by the area of specialization (e.g. Arctic, Arctic and Alpine Research, Permafrost and Periglacial Research). My publications in recent years reflect my interest in various aspects of northern hydrology, microclimate and my experience of working in northern environments.

Area of Specialization

Arctic Hydrology

Degrees

PhD, Geography, McMaster University
MSc, Geography, University of Toronto
Hon BSc, Geography/Biology, University of Toronto

Professional Leadership

  • 2015-17 Member of the Organizing Committee (Treasurer) CAG AGM, York University, Toronto, June 2017.
  • 2016 Co-Organizer, Campbell Scientific Canada Workshop at UTM (20 participants-including undergraduate, graduate students, faculty)
  • 2011-2014 Member, ACUNS Adjudication Committee, Weston Family Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Northern Research
  • 2014-2015 Chair of the NRCan Polar Continental Shelf Project Review Committee

Community Contributions

  • 2012 Young, K.L. High Arctic wetland research. Interview with Sharon Oosthoek, Science News for Kids.
  • 2011 Young, K.L. Snow cover survey techniques. Presentation made to Internet High School students, Red Lake, Northern Ontario
  • 2009 Young, K. L. Arctic wetland research-Polar Bear Pass Open House. Nunavut News/North telephone interview with Lauren McKeon
  • Young, K.L. and A. Abnizova. Research Open House at Polar Bear Pass, Bathurst Island, Nunavut, July 19. Highlighted in Northern News Service- Elders and scientists talk about wildlife, by Kassina Ryder. Website: www.nnsl.com/northern-news- services/stories/papers/aug24_09re.html.
  • Young, K. L. Proceedings, 17th Northern Research Basins. CBC North interview with Patricia Bell, August 12 and Nunvavisat News, Iqaluit, Nunavut.
  • Young, K. L. Organized Open House/Community Meeting at Pangnirtung, Baffin Island, Nunavut, August 14.

Research Interests:

Geography , Environment , Arctic Hydrology, Arctic Wetland Hydrology, Extreme Environments


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/GEOG4310 3.0  Dynamics of Snow and Ice LECT