Allen Marcus Young, museum curator, educator, naturalist, consultant, writer. Achievements include research in rearing cacao-pollinating midges in higher numbers in Central American cacao plantations, with inexpensive means for small farmers, sustainable cocoa production in Costa Rica. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Tropical Biology, Entomological Society Washington, New York Entomological Society.
Postdoctoral fellow Organization for Tropical Studies, San Jose, Costa Rica, 1968-1970. Assistant professor Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1970-1975. Curator invertabrate zoology Milwaukee Public Museum, 1975-1989, curator zoology, since 1989, vice president for collections & research, since 1993, vice president for collections, research public programs, since 1994.
Adjunct professor University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, since 1976. Consultant Chocolate Manufacturers, Hersey, Pennsylvania, since 1980. Freelance writer magazines and newspapers, since 1978.
- The Chocolate Tree: A Natural History of Cacao
- Young provides an overview of the fascinating natural and human history of one of the world’s most intriguing commodities: chocolate.
- Population Biology of Tropical Insects
- In this book I have tried to bring together the major developments in the study of insect populations in tropical environments.
Born February 23, 1942
1968 - 1970
1970 - 1975
1975 - 1989