We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to join the
« TeamShrub » research group at the University of Edinburgh to explore
tundra greening patterns using drone ecology (a.k.a. UAVs or remotely
piloted aircraft systems).
This postdoc position will focus on testing the correspondence between
remotely-sensed tundra greening and plot-based measures of tundra
vegetation change. The research will involve the coordination of field
data collection in the Canadian Arctic and hierarchical modelling of
remotely sensed data and large tundra vegetation change datasets,
interpreting results and writing manuscripts. This postdoc position is
part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded grant
“Climate as a driver of shrub expansion and tundra greening”.
The candidate will be based in the School of GeoSciences at the
University of Edinburgh, but also encouraged to engage fully with
international collaborators based at institutions across Europe and
North America. This post is full time, fixed term for 24 months and is
available from 1st March 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.
For more information contact Isla Myers-Smith ([email protected]).
Isla H. Myers-Smith
School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh
113 Crew Building, The King’s Buildings
West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FF
phone: +44 (0) 131 650 7251
e-mail: [email protected]
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.