[RS-ecology] Fwd: Postdoctoral position: remote sensing for landscape restoration

Martin Wegmann martin.wegmann at uni-wuerzburg.de
Wed Jun 21 10:30:15 CEST 2017


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Subject: 	Postdoctoral position: remote sensing for landscape restoration
Date: 	Tue, 20 Jun 2017 05:24:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: 	Timothy Caughlin <trevor.caughlin at gmail.com>
To: 	Conservation Remote Sensing Network (CRSNet) 
<Conservation_RS at googlegroups.com>

This postdoc will model plant population and community dynamics over 
large areas using a suite of computational and mathematical approaches. 
The position will be based in the Caughlin lab 
<http://www.trevorcaughlin.com/> at Boise State University, and the 
research will be applied to forecast land management scenarios in 
rangeland ecosystems, including restoration of sagebrush steppe in the 
Intermountain West and tropical reforestation in Latin American cattle 
pastures. Our lab is focused on developing novel ways to link ecological 
and remotely sensed data across multiple scales, from individual plants 
to million-hectare management units. We are looking for someone that 
brings expertise in either ecological modeling or remote sensing techniques.

Work will involve:

  * Processing large ecological and remote sensing datasets
  * Applying quantitative models to analyze spatial data
  * Preparing papers for publication in peer-reviewed international journals

Start date is flexible, but no later than January, 2018.

*Minimum Qualifications*

Motivated candidates with strengths in any of these areas are encouraged 
to apply: data analysis in R or Python, size-structured population 
models, hierarchical Bayesian models, the Stan programming language, 
and/or the Google Earth Engine API. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and 
demonstrated independent research ability via first author publications.
This two-year position will be based at Boise State University in Boise, 
Idaho. Boise is a mid-sized city with a high quality of life, including 
urban amenities and outdoor recreation opportunities. University 
strengths include a new EEB (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) program, 
human-environment systems, geosciences, and community partners in 
federal and state agencies. The Caughlin lab is dedicated to building an 
inclusive and diverse academic environment, including strong support for 
a positive work-life balance. The application requires a cover letter 
describing your research interests and skills and how they relate to 
this position, along with a CV. In addition, please arrange to have 
three letters of recommendation sent to trevor.caughlin at gmail.com 
<mailto:trevor.caughlin at gmail.com>.

The application deadline is August 1st, 2017. Direct any questions to 
trevor.caughlin at gmail.com.

Please apply through Boise State University’s online system at: 

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands 
uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research 
university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of 
Boise at https://go.boisestate.edu/join-our-team/ 

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its 
faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to 
strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise 
State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, 
and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups 
are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that 
supports diversity and inclusion.

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