Postdoctoral Position on Forest Remote Sensing / Climate and Surface Modeling

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September 5, 2014

Geospatial Science Center of Excellence (GSCE)Available Postdoctoral Position on Forest Remote Sensing / Climate and surface modeling

A postdoctoral position is available to conduct research on the vulnerability and responses of forest ecosystems to drought in the Brazilian Amazon at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence (GSCE), South Dakota State University. This research project, funded by NASA, examines the combined effects of drought and forest fragmentation on forest ecosystems in the southern Amazon severally affected by drought events in 2005 and 2010. We will combine remote sensing and field study to analyze vulnerability and responses of forest to recent drought events and leverage land cover change-climate modeling to predict potential response of Amazonian forest ecosystems in the future conditions. The selected post-doctoral scientist will be responsible for satellite data processing, climate-land surface modeling and dissemination of the research results through manuscript publications.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in forest ecology, landscape ecology, geography or related fields with skills and experience in remote sensing, spatial analysis and land surface modeling. Candidates who can speak Portuguese and have research experience working in Brazil are preferred. This position is initially for one year but may be renewable for two years based on qualifications and performance.

Applications, including a cover letter (in English or Portuguese), copy of a CV, representative publications and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent by email to Dr. Izaya Numata ( Applications will be reviewed as they are received and the position is expected to be filled no later than October 15th.

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