My interests at present are in the evolution, systematics and functional morphology of cephalopods, and the roles cephalopods play in present and past oceanic communities. In the photo I am holding the commercially important North Pacific squid, Ommastrephes bartramii. The ecology of this squid is also one of my present research interests.
Past work on cephalopods dealt with, among other things, bioluminescence, larval ecology and the ecology of midwater animals. My most recent work on the latter was in connection with the Mesopelagic Boundary Region.
My research combines both field and laboratory studies with the former done mostly from ocean-going ships. My research has been both in the areas of experimental and descriptive biology.
I retired at the end of 2001 but I plan to continue doing cephalopod research under emeritus status at U.H. for many years to come.
| Department of Oceanography
University of Hawaii
1000 Pope Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
| Pomona College, B.A., 1960
University of Southern California, M.S., 1964
University of Miami, Institute of Marine Sciences, Ph.D., 1968
| Visiting Assistant Professor of Zoology, Ohio Wesleyan
University, September, 1968-June, 1969
Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Hawaii, 1973-83
Professor of Oceanography, University of Hawaii, 1983 - Present
1998 Young, R. E. and R. Harman. The phylogeny of the "enoploteuthid" families. Smithson. Contr. Zool., No. 586: 257-270. 1998 Young, R. E., L. Burgess, C. F. E. Roper, M. Sweeney and S. Stephen. Classification of the Enoploteuthidae, Pyroteuthidae and Ancistrocheiridae. Smithsonian Contr. Zool., No. 586:239-256. 1998 Mangold, K. M. and R. E. Young. The systematic value of the digestive organs. Smithson. Contr. Zool., No. 586: 21-30. 1998 Clarke, M. and R. Young. Description and analysis of cephalopod beaks from stomachs of six species of odontocete cetaceans stranded on Hawaiian shores. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K., 78: 623-641. 1998 Young, R. E. and J. Hirota. Review of the ecology of Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis near the Hawaiian Archipelago. In: Okutani T (ed.) Contributed papers to international symposium on large pelagic squids. Japan Marine Fishery Resources Research Center, Tokyo, p 131-143 1998 Young, R., M. Vecchione and D. Donovan. The evolution of coleoid cephalopods and their present biodiversity and ecology. S. African Jour. Mar. Sci., In press. 1998 Vecchione, M. and R. E. Young. A newly discovered family of oceanic squids (Cephalopoda; Oegopsida). S. African Jour. Mar. Sci., In press. 1999 Bower, J. R., M. P. Seki, R. E. Young, K. A. Bigelow, J. Hirota and P. Flament. Cephalopod paralarvae assemblages in Hawaiian waters. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 185: 203-212. 1999 Vecchione, M., R. E. Young, D. T. Donovan and P. G. Rodhouse. Reevaluation of coleoid cephalopod relationships based on modified arms in the Jurassic coleoid Mastigophora. Lethaia, 32: 113-118. 1999 Young, R. E. and M. Vecchione. 1999. Morphological observations on a hatchling and a paralarva of the vampire squid, Vampyroteuthis infernalis Chun. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash., 112: 661-666. 2000 Vecchione, M., M.F. Mickevich, K. Faichald, B.B. Collette, A.B. Williams, T.A. Munroe, and R.E. Young. The importance of assessing taxonomic adequacy to determine fishing effects on marine biodiversity. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 57: 677-681. 2000 Vecchione, M., R.E. Young and D. Carlini. Reconstruction of ancestral character states in neocoloeoid cephalopods based on parsimony. Am. Malac. Bull. 2001 Carlini, D. B., R. E. Young, and M. Vecchione. A molecular phylogeny of the Octopoda (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) evaluated in light of morphological evidence. Mol. Phylogeny and Evol. In Press.
2001 Vecchione, M., R. E. Young, A. Guerra, D. J. Lindsay, D. A. Clague, J. M. Bernhard, W. W. Sager, A. F. Gonzalez, F. J. Rocha, and M. Segonzac Worldwide Observations of Remarkable Deep-Sea Squids. Science 2001 December 21; 294: 2505-2506.
2002 Young, R.E. and M. Vecchione. Evolution of the gills in the Octopodiformes. Bull. Mar. Sci. . 71: 1003-1018.
2005 Young, R. E. and M. Vecchione. 2005. Narrowteuthis nesisi, a new genus and new species of the squid family Neoteuthidae (Mollusca; Cephalopoda). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 118 (3): 566-569.
2006 Young, R. E., M. Vecchione, U. Piatkowski. Promachoteuthis sloani, a new species of the squid family Promachoteuthidae (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 119 (2): 287-292.
2006 Young, R. E., M. Vecchione, U. Piatkowski and C. F. E. Roper. A redescription of Planctoteuthis levimana (Lönnberg, 1896) (Mollusca; Cephalopoda), with a brief review of the genus. 2006. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 119(4): 586-591.
2006 Vecchione, M., and R. E. Young. The squid family Magnapinnidae (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) in the Atlantic Ocean, with a description of a new species. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 119 (3): 365-372.
2007 Young, R. E., M. Vecchione and C.F.E. Roper. A new genus and three new species of decapodiform cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Rev. Fish. Biol. Fisheries, 17: 353-365.
2008 Vecchione, M., Young, R. E. and M. J. Sweeney. Classification of living forms. Treatise on Inverebrate Paleontology. Part M. Cephalopoda; Coleoidea; Neocoleoidea. In press.
2008 Young, R. E., A. Lindgren and M. Vecchione. A new species of the squid family Mastigoteuthidae (Mollusca: Cephalopoda). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Wash. In Press.
2008 Vecchione, M., Young, R. E., and U. Piatkowski. Biogeography of cephalopods of the northern mid-Atlantic Ridge. Marine Biology Research, in press.
1996-2008 Cephalopoda. Over 700 Tree of Life web pages with various co-authors. http://tolweb.org/Cephalopoda/19386