Lindsay Young is the Executive Director and a Senior Scientist with Pacific Rim Conservation, a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving imperiled birds throughout the Pacific, and an affiliate graduate faculty member at the University of Hawaii in the Natural Resources and Environmental Management Department. Her research focuses on the population biology and conservation needs of seabirds, their role as ecosystem modifiers, and how predator removal and habitat restoration impact island ecosystems. She received her BSc in Zoology from the University of British Columbia, Canada and her MS and Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Hawaii with a focus on Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology.
Dr. Young’s applied conservation work involves ecosystem restoration and the translocation of endangered bird species on islands across the Pacific. She is a member of the IUCN species specialist and IUCN species reintroduction groups and has received an Endangered Species Recovery Champion Award from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and a Special Achievement Award from the Pacific Seabird Group for her conservation work with Hawaiian birds.
As a Semester at Sea alum and lifelong traveler, Dr. Young is thrilled to be returning to share this experience with the next generation of voyagers. She is especially excited to be bringing her family on Semester at Sea and looks forward to continuing her streak of never getting seasick.