The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to help support a recently funded NASA project focused on understating fire and related CO2 emissions in peatland ecosystems.
Michigan Technological University
School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Postdoctoral Scientist - Fire Ecology/Remote Sensing
The project is focused on exploring the utility of diverse remote sensing systems (e.g., SAR and AVIRIS) for assessing the vulnerability of northern peatland ecosystems to severe burning, and employing thermal remote sensing (Fire Radiative Energy) to characterize and predict biomass consumption and emissions from peatland fires. Ability to work with diverse remote sensing systems is desired, including thermal data, SAR and airborne hyperspectral data. Experience in field data collection is also desired. There will be ample opportunity to conduct and publish fire ecology and remote sensing research; thus, demonstrated ability to communicate in writing is essential.
The successful candidate will collaborate with researchers at Michigan Tech, Michigan Tech Research Institute, the US Forest Service Northern Research Station, and Rochester Institute of Technology. A PhD in a relevant field is required, and experience in fire ecology and remote sensing is ideal. The position is 3 years in duration with a possibility of extension, and will be supervised by Dr. Michael Falkowski and Dr. Evan Kane.
Please send a cover letter, CV, and list of 3 references to Dr. Michael J. Falkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin in June 2012.