The Plantation Management Research Cooperative at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources in the University of Georgia is seeking applicants to fill a Graduate Research Assistant position at the Master’s level in Remote Sensing, available in January 2022.
We are looking for applicants who are interested in participating in research to improve growth and yield predictions for the forest industry. The project aims at utilizing lidar data combined with field data from experiments installed over the southeast US over the last 20 years.
Students with background in the following disciplines are encouraged to apply:
• BS in Forestry, Natural Resources, or Environmental Sciences. Preferably with a background in statistics, data science or engineering.
• Programming and modeling will be the core of the research work, previous knowledge of R or phyton will be a plus.
• Experience with intensive forest plantations.
• Experience with field measurements.
• Strong written and oral skills.
• Team worker, with high level of intellectual curiosity, that can work independently.
• International students must have acceptable TOEFL scores.
How to apply: Send an email to Dr. Alicia Peduzzi (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following documents in a single PDF file. Add “M.S. application” as the subject line.
1) Cover letter, explaining your qualifications, your research interests, and relevant prior experiences.
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Transcripts of your undergraduate courses
4) If selected, expect to have three references at time of an interview.
A full application to the Graduate School will be required for an official offer to be made. More information can be found at https://grad.uga.edu/index.php/prospective-students/.