Aaron Young

Aaron Young

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  • Background
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Title Survey Geologist
Address 602 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
68583-0996
Phone 402-472-8339
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail ayoung3@unl.edu
Office Hours

M - F 8 am to 5 pm

Hello! My name is Aaron Young and I am the Ground Water Resources Coordinator with the Conservation and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, UNL. I record water levels in monitoring wells throughout Nebraska, and with the help of the Nebraska Natural Resource districts and the USGS, I monitor the change in groundwater levels in Nebraska. I also create surficial geologic maps and geologic cross sections for different parts of Nebraska as part of the STATEMAP mapping program. These maps are online at http://go.unl.edu/digitalgeologicmaps. I am also involved with numerous Quaternary geology projects throughout the upper Midwest.

I have a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in physical geography, and I have a M.S in Natural Resource Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Selected Publications

Wang, T., Franz, T., Yue, W., Szilagyi, J., Zlotnik, V., You, J., Shulski, M., Young, A. 2016. Feasibility analysis of using inverse modeling for estimating natural groundwater recharge from a large-scale soil moisture monitoring network. Journal of Hydrology. 533: 250-265. Online
Hanson, P.R., Joeckel, R.M., Young, A.R., Horn, J. 2009. Late Holocene Dune Activity in the Eastern Platte River Valley, Nebraska, Geomorphology 103:555-561. Online
Rawling, J.E., III, Hanson, P.R., Young, A.R., Attig, J.W., 2008, Late Pleistocene dune construction in the Central Sand Plain of Wisconsin, USA, Geomorphology 100:494-505. Online

Awards

  • – 2015 2nd Quarter Outstanding Employee Award awarded by Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources 
  • 2014 – John C. Frye Memorial Award awarded by Association of American State Geologists 
  • – Charles E. Bessey Award awarded by The Center for Great Plains Studies 

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Environmental Science

Affiliations (index)

Areas of Interest

  • Hydrogeology
  • Geologic Mapping
  • Quaternary Geology
  • Optical Dating
  • Wells
  • Hydrology
  • Groundwater
  • Drought

Currently this page only displays grants that were awarded on 1/1/2009 to the present. If a grant was awarded prior to 1/1/2009 and is still active, it will not be displayed on this page.

Grant Title Nebraska State Map 16-17 (Additional Funding)
Starting Date 9/15/2016
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2017
Funding Level $44,140.00
Funding Source USGS

 
Grant Title CSD Participation as a Data Provider in the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network
Starting Date 8/15/2016
Principal Investigators
Mark Burbach
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Mark Mesarch
Aaron Young
Ending Date 8/14/2017
Funding Level $42,387.00
Funding Source USGS

 
Grant Title Nebraska Statemap FY 2015
Starting Date 9/15/2015
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2016
Funding Level $86,366.00
Funding Source U. S. Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Nebraska FY2014 Statemap Project
Starting Date 9/15/2014
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Mark Kuzila
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2015
Funding Level $65,623.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title Nebraska FY 2014 Statemap Project
Starting Date 9/15/2014
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Mark Kuzila
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2015
Funding Level $65,623.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior - Geological Survey

 
Grant Title 2013-2014 Statemap
Starting Date 9/15/2013
Principal Investigators
Paul Hanson
Co-PIs
R.M. (Matt) Joeckel
Jesse Korus
Mark Kuzila
Aaron Young
Ending Date 9/14/2014
Funding Level $72,636.00
Funding Source US Department of the Interior

 

SNR Speakers Bureau

What I can speak about:

Statewide groundwater levels and Nebraska aquifers.

When I am most available to speak:

Anytime

What target audiences I am most comfortable speaking to:

  • Pre-K/Elementary School
  • Middle/High School
  • College
  • General Public
  • Technical