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educator , consultant , Museum curator , naturalist , writer

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 of Chicago, 1968.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow, Organisation 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, Milwaukee Public Museum, since 1989;vice president for collections & research, Milwaukee Public Museum, since 1993;vice president for collections, research public programs, Milwaukee Public Museum, since 1994. Adjunct Professor University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, since 1976. Consultant Chocolate Manufacturers, Hersey, Pennsylvania,1980-.

Freelance writer magazines and newspapers, since 1978.

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).

father:
George Marcus Young

mother:
Margaret Mary (Murphy) Young

spouse:
Mary Joan Treis