PhD position in large-area tropical forest biomass estimation and uncertainty assessments

Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands
Deadline: March 24, 2019

The successful candidate will perform research on (1) concepts, tools and implementation for independent validation and use of global biomass products derived from remote sensing data and (2) the use of space-based biomass estimation for assessing impacts of human-induced changes on tropical forest biomass in the context of national assessments and GHG inventories.

The research is conducted mainly at the Laboratory for Geoinformation Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University (NL) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Martin Herold.

Requirements and Preferences Include:

  • MSc degree
  • Experience in Spatial Analysis and Statistics, Remote Sensing, Forest Ecology or a related field
  • Experience in remote sensing, monitoring and assessment of forest aboveground biomass both from the field and from the remote sensing perspective
  • Understanding of tropical forest biomass dynamics
  • Programming skills with R or similar software

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