Postdoctoral Fellow in Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection

Location
Sioux Falls, South Dakota (US)
Posted
Nov 20, 2020
Closes
Dec 20, 2020
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Government

The USGS Land Change Monitoring, Assessment, and Projection (LCMAP) initiative is offering two Mendenhall Fellowships to improve its land change products.

To support our core mission, understanding a changing Earth, the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center has recently released a suite of land change and land cover products and statistics from the LCMAP program. The LCMAP products utilize the Landsat archive (beginning in 1982) to identify the date of land surface changes and are intended to be used for studies on topics such as phenological cycles, conditional land change related to disturbances and/or hazards (for example, fires, floods, forest disease, etc.), or gradual change (for example, woody encroachment).

Each position will focus on research to improve the quality and value of LCMAP though the integration of new data sources, the development of improved methods, and the study of the interplay of climate variables and land surface change.

For more information, please visit:
https://www.usgs.gov/center-news/eros-offers-two-postdoctoral-land-change-fellowships-2021

The closing date for proposals is January 4, 2021.

 

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