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Allen Marcus Young

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.

Background

  • Young, Allen Marcus was born on February 23, 1942 in Ossining, New York, United States. Son of George Marcus and Margaret Mary (Murphy) Young.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, State University of New York, New Paltz, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1968.

    Career

    • 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.

    Major achievements

    • 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.

    Works

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for Tropical Biology, Entomological Society Washington, New York Entomological Society.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Joan Treis, February 17, 1978 (divorced October 1990).
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    Born February 23, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1964
      State University of New York
    • 1968
      University Chicago
    • 1968 - 1970
      Postdoctoral fellow, Organization for Tropical Studies
      San Jose, Costa Rica
    • 1970 - 1975
      assistant, professor Lawrence University
      Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
    • 1975 - 1989
      curator invertabrate zoology Milwaukee Public Museum
    • 1989
      curator invertabrate zoology Milwaukee Public Museum