CRES - Systems and Control group

Professor Peter C. Young

Professor in the Environmental Science Division at Lancaster University. Director of CRES and joint head of the Systems and Control group.


Peter Young helped to establish the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies at the Australian National University as its Head of Environmental Systems (1975-81); whilst Head of Environmental Science Department at Lancaster (1981-87), the Department received the highest grading in both the Earth Science Review (one of only two multi-disciplinary Departments to receive this grading) and the first National Research Assessment Exercise; proposed and helped plan the establishment of the Institute of Environmental and Biological Sciences (1987); established the Centre for Research on Environmental Systems and Statistics (initially Centre for Research on Environmental Systems: acronym CRES retained), 1987; helped establish the Lancaster Centre for Forecasting (LFC) with Prof. Fildes, 1992.

Research interests


Author of various books and over 180 publications in the open literature. Selection of recent publications:

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