Brenda Young, Ph.D., LEED AP

Professor of Biology, Director of Global & Local Sustainability Program


  • Ph.D., Biology, University of South Carolina
  • M.S., Biology, University of Central Florida
  • B.A., Zoology, Miami University
  • Graduate Certificate, Boston Architectural College

Postdoctoral Research

  • Plymouth Marine Lab, Plymouth, England
  • Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota
  • Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin  

Research Interests

  • Behavioral and evolutionary ecology
  • Plant/ insect interactions (herbivory, pollination)
  • Reproduction and population biology of marine and freshwater invertebrates 
  • Ecological design, sustainability and green building

Teaching Activities

  • General Biology
  • Ecology
  • Plant Biology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Conservation Biology
  • Biostatistics
  • Environmental Science
  • Service Learning in the Environment
  • Global Water Issues
  • Costa Rican Natural History

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors, Buffalo Audubon Society
  • Volunteer Preserve Manager, Allenberg Bog
  • Advisory Board, Western New York Sustainable Energy Association
  • Board of Trustees, Daemen College

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