The work is focused on tropical forest succession in the central Amazon and involves scaling up from plots to LiDAR and to satellite remote sensing.
The position will suit an enthusiastic PhD candidate willing to learn remote sensing, tropical ecology and statistical modelling simulations. As well as a NERC studentship, the successful applicant will be supported by resources from linked research projects, enabling a much broader set of data collection than would normally be possible in a PhD.
The successful applicant will develop skills allowing them to undertake numerical simulations and mapping of land-use processes; evaluate the recovery of secondary forest across the Brazilian Amazon; and produce innovative methodologies to combine remote sensing with forest plots.
Further information can be found here.
Dealine for applications is 6th January 2017.