The Geospatial Analytics Lab in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University is recruiting an MS student to join the lab beginning January 2021. For this project, the student will use remote sensing to determine area boundaries on Redstone Arsenal and to create a base map for an ArcGIS database. Based on stand boundaries, remote sensing techniques will be used to identify and map the locations of urban trees. Areas will be randomly selected to inventory a subset of urban trees for tree species, diameter and height, and condition/health. The presence of non-native species will also be noted. Final deliverables will be a ready-to-use geodatabase and hardcopy report with the current state of the urban forest areas on the Installation. Qualified students will receive a graduate research assistantship that includes financial support for 2 years ($18,000 per year). Student will receive a tuition waiver. Students from underrepresented backgrounds in Forestry, natural resources and related fields are especially encouraged to apply.
1) Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or related field relevant field including Biology, Botany, Ecology, Wildlife biology, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Agriculture,
2) Self-motivation and ability to manage large datasets.
3) Must be willing to conduct field work and be willing and able travel to field sites.
4) A valid US driver’s license is required.
If interested, please contact Dr. Lana Narine at email@example.com. Candidates should submit
(1) A cover letter briefly describing your research interests/experience
(2) resume/CV including contact information for at least two references,
(3) unofficial transcripts.