Forest canopy height and forest structure change – Univ. of Tennessee

Agency
USFS FIA/Univ of Tennessee NIMBioS
Location
Knoxville, TN
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Salary
TBD
Start Date
06/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
04/04/2022
Website
https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_system/jobdetail.ftl?job=220000009D&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York
Description
A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This position is funded by the US Forest Service and the postdoctoral mentors are Dr. Todd Schroeder (USFS FIA Program todd.schroeder@usda.gov) and Dr. Monica Papeş (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and NIMBioS Spatial Analysis Lab mpapes@utk.edu). The project will focus on sources of point cloud data (e.g. Worldview-2) that can be used to improve canopy height maps for forests in southeastern US, historical LiDAR to evaluate the potential for mapping forest structure change, and the potential for improving precision of USFS Forest Inventory Analysis plot locations with tree heights from point cloud data. Additional possible topics of research include forest structure metrics from terrestrial, airborne, or spaceborne lidar. An initial appointment will be for one year, with the potential for renewal if further proposals are funded and postdoctoral researcher makes satisfactory progress. A start date by June 1, 2022 is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Send your application by April 4, 2022 to salnimbios@gmail.com as a single pdf file containing your CV, statement of interest, and contact information for three references. In addition, an employment application must be submitted at: http://hr.utk.edu/recruitment. The University of Tennessee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications
- A Ph.D. in a pertinent field (biology, forestry, geography, or remote sensing) - Research experience in spatial data and forest inventory data analysis - A strong background in spatial analyses in ESRI, QGIS, R, and/or Google Earth Engine - Experience in scientific publishing; ability to produce drafts of papers for publication in scientific journals; evidence of successful prior publication - Ability to work and communicate with a multidisciplinary and diverse team - Willingness to help with the preparation of additional grant proposals would be a plus
Contact Person
Dr. Todd Schroeder
Contact eMail
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