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Truman P. Young - Professor and Restoration Ecologist



Life history & plant population biology publications


Young, T.P. 1981.   A general model of comparative fecundity for semelparous and iteroparous life histories.   American Naturalist 118: 27-36. pdf

Smith, A.P. & T.P. Young. 1982.   The cost of reproduction in Senecio keniodendron, a giant rosette plant of Mount Kenya.   Oecologia 55: 243-247. pdf

Young, T.P. 1982.   Bird visitation, seed set, and germination rates in two Lobelia species on Mount Kenya.   Ecology 68: 1983-1986. pdf

Young, T.P. 1984.   Comparative demography of semelparous Lobelia telekii and iteroparous Lobelia keniensis on Mount Kenya.   Journal of Ecology 72: 637-650. pdf

Young, T.P. 1985.   Lobelia telekii herbivory, mortality, and size at reproduction: variation with growth rate.   Ecology 66: 1879-1883. pdf

Young, T.P. & W.K. Lindsay. 1988.   Role of even-aged population structure in the disappearance of Acacia xanthophloea woodlands.   African Journal of Ecology 26:69-72.

Young, T.P.   1990.   The evolution of semelparity in Mount Kenya lobelias.   Evolutionary Ecology 4: 157-171. pdf

Young, T.P. & C.K. Augspurger.   1991.   Ecology and evolution of long-lived semelparous plants.   Trends in Ecology and Evolution 6: 285-289. pdf

Young, T.P. & C. Francombe.   1991.   Growth and yield estimates in natural stands of leleshwa (Tarconanthus camphoratus) .   Forest Ecology and Management 41: 309-321. pdf

Young, H.J. & T.P. Young.   1992.   Alternative outcomes of natural and experimental high pollen loads.   Ecology 73: 639-647. pdf

Young, T.P. 1994.   Population Biology of Mount Kenya Lobelias.   Pages 251-272 in: Tropical Alpine Environments: Plant Form and Function . P.W. Rundel, A.P. Smith & F.C. Meinzer, eds.   Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Smith, A.P. & T.P. Young. 1994.   Population biology of Senecio keniodendron (Compositae), an giant African rosette species.   Pages 273-293 in: Tropical Alpine Environments: Plant Form and Function. P.W. Rundel, A.P. Smith & F.C. Meinzer, eds.   Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Young, T.P.   1995.   Life History Evolution, by S.C. Stearns.   Plant Genetics Newsletter 10:30 (book review).

Okello, B.D., T.G. O'Connor, & T.P. Young. 2001. Growth, biomass estimates, and charcoal production of Acacia drepanolobium in Laikipia, Kenya.   Forest Ecology & Management 142:143-153. pdf

Young, T. P. 2002.   The Poppy Paradox and a novel derivation for the demographic conditions favoring the evolution of semelparity.    Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 83:121-123. pdf

Lesica, P. & T.P. Young. 2005. Demographic model explains life history evolution in Arabis fecunda.   Functional Ecology 19:471-477. pdf

Isbell, L.A. T.P. Young, K.E. Jaffe, A.A. Carlson, & R.L. Chancellor. 2009. Demography and life history of sympatric patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) and vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) in Laikipia, Kenya. International Journal of Primatology 30:103-124. pdf

Young, T.P. Semelparity and Iteroparity.2010.  Nature Education Knowledge 1(9):2. web link