We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to help support and coordinate a
recently funded project focused on understating large-scale disturbance
dynamics on forest resources in Northern Minnesota. The project will
leverage a dense time series of remote sensing data (i.e., Landsat) to: (i)
map and attribute disturbances across Minnesota Forests and (ii)
characterize the impacts of disturbance dynamics (i.e., type, size, timing,
etc.) on multiple forest resources including biomass, wildlife habitat, and
water quality, among others.
An awarded PhD in a relevant field is required with experience in forestry,
forest ecology, and remote sensing ideal. Applicants must be self-starters
with the ability to work independently and problem solve on their own, but
also capable of working cooperatively with other researchers and members of
the project team. Demonstrated ability to work with Landsat data in the
context of time series analysis is required and experience in field data
collection is desirable. There will be ample opportunity to publish research
results; thus, demonstrated ability to communicate in writing is essential.
The position will be supervised by Dr. Michael Falkowski
(http://ift.tt/1Hbkjkx) and Dr. Robert
Slesak of The Minnesota Forest Resource Council (http://mn.gov/frc/)
Please send a cover letter, CV, and list of 3 references to Dr. Michael J.
Falkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org). The position will be based out of the
University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. Review of applications will begin
in July 2015.