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Truman P. Young - Professor and Restoration Ecologist



Restoration Publications (Truman Young lab):


Peer-reviewed papers and chapters


Porensky, L.M., K.J. Vaughn & T.P. Young. 2012. Can initial intraspecific spatial aggregation increase multi-year diversity by creating temporal priority? Ecological Applications 22:927-936. pdf

Vaughn, K.J., C. Biel, F. de Herralde, X. Aranda, J.J. Clary, R.Y. Evans, T.P. Young & R. Savé. 2011. California perennial grasses are physiologically distinct from both Mediterranean annual and perennial grasses. Plant & Soil 345:37-46. pdf

Holmes, K.A., K.E. Veblen, A.M. Berry & T.P. Young. 2011. Effects of prescribed fires on planted valley oak saplings at a research restoration site in the Sacramento Valley.  Restoration Ecology 19:118-125. pdf

Young, T.P. & K.J. Vaughn. 2011. Restoration. Pp. 594-597 in Encyclopedia of Biological Invasivions.  D. Simberlof & M. Rejmanek (eds.), University of California Press. pdf

Vaughn, K.J., L.M. Porensky, M.L. Wilkerson, J. Balachowski, E. Peffer, C. Riginos & T.P. Young. 2010. Restoration Ecology. Nature Education Knowledge 1(8):66. web link

Vaughn, K.J. & T.P. Young. 2010. Contingent conclusions: year effects influence the results of ecological field experiments, but temporal replication is rare. Restoration Ecology 18S1:59-64. pdf

Kinyua, D.M., L.E. McGeoch, N. Georgiadis, & T.P. Young. 2010. Short-term and long-term effects of tilling, fertilization, and seeding on the restoration of a tropical rangeland.  Restoration Ecology 18S1:226-233. pdf

Palmerlee, A.P. & T.P. Young. 2010 Direct seeding is more cost-effective than planting container stock across ten woody species in California. Native Plants Journal 11:89-102. pdf

Veblen K.E. & T.P. Young. 2010. Contrasting effects of cattle and wildlife on the vegetation development of a savanna landscape mosaic.  Journal of Ecology 98:993-1001. pdf

Erwin, T.L. & T.P. Young. 2010. A native besieged: the effects of non-native frugivores and ground vegetation on fruit removal in a highly endangered Hawaiian shrub, Delissea kauaiensis. Pacific Science 64:33-43. pdf

Young, T.P. & E. Peffer. 2010. “Recalcitrant understory layers” revisited: arrested succession and the long life spans of clonal mid-successional species.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40:1184-1188. pdf

Lulow, M.E. and T. P. Young. 2009. High native forb richness in Central Valley “grassland” sites in the western Sacramento Valley and adjacent foothills. Grasslands 14(3):7-11. pdf

Veblen, K.E. & T.P. Young. 2009. A California grasslands alkali specialist Hemizoniapungens pungens prefers non-alkali soil. Journal of Vegetation Science 20:170-176. pdf

Infalt, S.B. & T.P. Young. 2008. Forest restoration of campsites at Kings Canyon National Park, California.  Ecological Restoration 26:302-310. pdf

Ingolia, M., T.P. Young & E.G. Sutter. 2008. Germination ecology of Rorippa subumbellata (Tahoe yellow cress), an endangered, endemic species of Lake Tahoe.  Seed Science and Technology 36:621-632. pdf

Holmes, K.A., K.E. Veblen, T.P. Young, and A.M. Berry. 2008. California oaks and fire: a review and case study. Pages 551-565 in: Merenlender, A., D. McCreary, and K.L. Purcell, eds. Proceedings of the Sixth California Oak Symposium: Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Opportunities. 2006, October 9-12. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-217. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 699 pp. pdf

Stromberg, M., C.M. D’Antonio, T.P. Young, J. Wirka & P. Kephart. 2007. California Grassland Restoration.  Pp. 254-280 in: Stromberg, M., J.D. Corbin, and C.M. D’Antonio (eds). Ecology and Management of California Grasslands. University of California Press.

Dawson, K., T.P. Young & K.E. Veblen. 2007. Alkali ecotypes in an invasive annual grass, Lolium multiflorumBiological Invasions 9:327-234. pdf

Stromberg, M., T.P. Young, J. Wirka & P. Kephart. 2007. California Grassland Restoration.  Pp. 254-280 in: Stromberg, M., J.D. Corbin, and C.M. D’Antonio (eds). Ecology and Management of California Grasslands. University of California Press, Berkeley. pdf

Lulow, M.E., T.P. Young, J.L. Wirka, & J.H. Anderson. 2007. Variation in the initial success of seeded native bunchgrasses in the rangeland foothills of Yolo County, California.  Ecological Restoration 25:20-28. pdf

Veblen, K.E., K.A. Holmes, & T.P. Young. 2007. Most one-year-old grass plugs survive controlled burns.  Ecological Restoration 25:50-51. pdf

Deering R.H. & T.P. Young. 2006. Germination speeds of exotic annual and native perennial grasses in California, and the potential benefits of seed priming for grassland restoration.  Grasslands 15:1,14-15. pdf

Young, T.P. 2006.  Declining rural economies and the future of biodiversity: missing the forest for the trees?  Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy 9:319-138 . pdf

Young, T.P. & R.Y. Evans. 2005. Growth and survivorship of valley oaks (Quercus lobata) planted from seed and containers. Native Plants Journal 6:83-90. pdf

Young, T.P., D.A. Petersen & J.J. Clary. 2005. The ecology of restoration: historical links, emerging issues, and unexplored realms.   Ecology Letters 8:662-672. pdf

Kostel-Hughes, F., T.P. Young & J.D. Weir. 2005.   Emergence and seedling growth of native and non-native trees species in response to leaf litter depth.   Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 132:50-61. pdf

Huddleston, R.T & T.P. Young. 2005.   The effects of weed control and soil amendments on exotic species and planted native grasses in an Oregon grassland.   Western North American Naturalist 65:507-515.  pdf

Huddleston, R.T & T.P. Young.  2004.   Spacing and competition between planted grass plugs and pre-existing perennial grasses.   Restoration Ecology 12:546-551. pdf

Clary, J., R. Save, C. Biel & F. de Herralde. 2003. Water relations in competitive interactions of Mediterranean grasses and shrubs.  Annals of Applied Biology 144:149-155.

Young, T.P., J.M Chase & R.T. Huddleston. 2001. Community succession and assembly-- comparing, contrasting and combining paradigms in the context of ecological restoration.  Ecological Restoration 19:5-18. pdf

Hobbs, T. and T.P. Young. 2001. Growing Valley Oak.   Ecological Restoration 19:165-171. pdf

Young, T.P. & R.Y Evans.   2001. Container stock versus direct seeding for woody species in restoration sites. Comb. Proc. Intl. Plant Propagation Soc. (2000) 50: 577-582. pdf

Young, T.P. 2000.   Restoration ecology and conservation biology.   Biological Conservation 92:73-83. pdf

Ostro, L.E.T., T.P. Young, S.C. Silver, & F.W. Koontz. 2000. Habitat selection by translocated howler monkeys in Belize. Animal Conservation 3:175-181. pdf

Ostro, L.E.T., S.C. Silver, F.W. Koontz, T.P. Young and R. H. Horwich. 1999.   Ranging behavior of translocated and established groups of black howler monkeys Alouatta pigra in Belize, Central America.   Biological Conservation 87:181-190. pdf

Young, T.P. & F. Chan. 1998.   Establishment of deergrass (Muhlenbergia rigens) at a restoration site, and its prospects for woody plant suppression in transmission rights of way.   Grasslands 8(3):3-10.

Kostel-Hughes, T.P. Young & F.M. McDonnell. 1998.   The soil seed bank and its relationship to the aboveground vegetation in deciduous forests in New York City.   Urban Ecosystems 2:43-59. pdf

Kostel-Hughes, F., T.P. Young, and M.M. Carreiro. 1998.   Leaf litter traits and seedling occurrence in forests along an urban-rural land-use gradient.   Urban Ecosystems 2:263-278. pdf

Russo, C. & T.P. Young. 1997.   Egg and seed removal at urban and suburban forest edges. Urban Ecosystems 1:171-178. pdf




Alex Palmerlee (2007): Relative survivorship advantage and cost-effectiveness of container stock over direct seeding declines with seed size in ten native California woody species. M.Sc. dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Tracy Erwin (2007): Recruitment limitation in endangered Hawaiian plants. M.Sc. dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Susan Infalt (2006):  Forest restoration in campgrounds at Kings Canyon National Park, California: an experimental field study. M.Sc. dissertation, University of California, Davis."

Mia Ingolia (2006):  Germination characteristics of Rorippa subumbellata (Tahoe Yellow Cress). M.Sc. dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Jeffrey Clary (2006):  Distribution and ecophysiological adaptations of annual and perennial grasses in Mediterranean climate zones of California and the Iberian Peninsula. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Deborah Petersen (2005): Facilitating prescribed fire to manage invasive exotic grasses on California's annual grasslands: reseeding with annual clovers and grasses to mitigate first-year forage loss.  M.Sc. dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Megan E. Lulow (2004): Restoration in California's inland grasslands: The role of priority effects and management strategies in establishing native communities, and the ability of native grasses to resist invasion by non-native grasses. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California, Davis.Linde

Ryan Deering (2001): Germination of exotic annual and native perennial grasses in California and   testing the potential benefits of seed priming for grassland restoration. M.Sc. dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Russell Huddleston (2001):   Native prairie restoration on The Nature Conservancy's Agate Desert Preserve in southwest Oregon. M.Sc. dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Diana Hershey (1999):  Re-establishing riparian community architecture on old gravel mines. M.Sc. dissertation, University of California, Davis.

Linde Ostro (1998):  The spatial ecology of translocated black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) in Belize. Ph.D. dissertation, Fordham University

Fartih Kostel-Hughes (1998): The role of soil seed banks and leaf litter in the regeneration of native and exotic tree species in urban forests. Ph.D. dissertation, Fordham University

Notes, etc.


Young, T.P. Young, T.P.  2006.  Restoration Ecology, by J. Van Andel and J. Aronson. Environmental Conservation 33:82-83 (book review).

Young, T.P. 2005. Assembly Rules and Restoration Ecology. Environmental Conservation 32:98-99 (book review). pdf

(Young. T.P. & D. Johnson.) 2004. Restoration.  Noxious Times 5(4):10.

Smith, S. and T.P. Young. 2002. EH faculty host conference on restoration issues at UCD. Growing Points 6(2):8. pdf

Young, T.P., D.L. Immel and J.J. Clary. 2002.   Historical Ecology, by Egan & Howell.   Journal of Environmental Management 68:437-8 (book review). pdf

Young, T.P. 2001. What is a native? Noxious Times (California Interagency Noxious Weed Coordinating Committee) 3(4):11.   Reprinted in Growing Points 6(2):2. pdf

Young, T.P. & D.B. Leroy. 2000. Restoration in Education.   At UC-Davis, the emphasis is on growing a Restoration Ecology program for the future. Society for Ecological Restoration News 13(1):8.

Young, T.P. & R.Y. Evans. 2000. Root growth in containers: implications for xeriscape and restoration.   Report of the Elvenia J. Slossen Fund for Ornamental Horticulture 1998-1999, pp 15-18.

Young, T.P. 1999. Restoration ecology takes root at UC Davis. Growing Points 3(1):4. pdf

Young. T.P. (with F. Chan). 1997. Restoration ecology: renewing our disturbed landscapes. Growing Points 1(6):1-2. pdf

Wester, A. & T.P. Young. 1997. Spatial pattern of deer herbivory at suburban forest edges. Restoration & Management Notes 15:186-187.