Doctoral/Master Vacancies in Landscape Level Plant-Climate Interactions and Remote Sensing

Jonathan A. Greenberg is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Geographic Information Science at the School of Earth, Society, and Environment,Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing (GEARS) Laboratory at Urbana, Illinois. He is specialized in Remote Sensing, Biogeography, Plant-Climate Interactions, more particularly on addressing questions of the impacts of climate change and land use/land cover change on vegetated ecosystems using remote sensing data.

Dr. Jonathan Greenberg and the Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing (GEARS) Laboratory is currently inviting applications for Doctoral or Master’s work starting in Fall 2013 for students interested in one or both of the following topics:

Landscape Level Plant-Climate Interactions: Students should be interested in applying remote sensing, GIS, and modeling to the following questions at local to global scales:

  • How do plants respond to their climate at multiple scales?
  • What will be the future state of vegetated ecosystems under climate change?
  • How do non-climate factors impact the distribution of plants?

Students interested in this topic are encouraged to apply to either the Department of Geography and GIScience

http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geog.illinois.edu%2Fgrad%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzeHiC6zNk9RPTLUif1B4TNElZicCw

(http://www.geog.illinois.edu/grad/app/)

and/or the Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (PEEC)

http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fsib.illinois.edu%2Fpeec%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzfuDnGvQShSPoZkr0OQiNiCrGWBWg

(http://sib.illinois.edu/peec/admissio.htm).

A degree or background in biogeography, environmental science, ecology, and/or biology is encouraged for applicants, as well as previous experience in remote sensing and GIS.

Remote Sensing Science: Students should be interested in developing advanced remote sensing algorithms, particularly those that leverage high performance computing and machine learning algorithms. GEARS is interested
in the following general topics:

  • Computer vision techniques applied to high spatial resolution remote sensing imagery
  • Fully automated pre-processing techniques including orthorectification and atmospheric correction
  • Radiative transfer modeling and model inversion
  • Advanced techniques in hyperspectral, hyperspatial, multitemporal, thermal, and Lidar data processing

Students interested in this topic are encouraged to apply to the Department of Geography and GIScience

http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geog.illinois.edu%2Fgrad%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzeHiC6zNk9RPTLUif1B4TNElZicCw
(http://www.geog.illinois.edu/grad/app/).

Previous programming experience and a background in remote sensing and GIS is highly recommended.

Prospective graduate students will be expected to develop their own research goals, and should have curiosity, motivation, and independence. Prospective students are encouraged to review the research program of Dr. Greenberg at
http://www.geog.illinois.edu/people/jgrn, and email a short summary of their research interests as well as a CV to Dr. Greenberg, (jgrn@illinois.edu) before applying to the program.

Applications to the Department of Geography and GIScience

http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.geog.illinois.edu%2Fgrad%2Fapp%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzdfuTNY9Lc4A6VXrZx-sRMIxOm36Q
are due *January 13*.

Applications to the Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology

http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fsib.illinois.edu%2Fpeec%2Fadmissio.htm&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFrqEzcdNRQBM8M4sck6gZKOIeT5ciWjZw
(PEEC) are due *January 1, 2013*.

Funding will be available from a variety of sources, including fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.

 

Source:

http://publish.illinois.edu/jgrn

Contact Person: Dr. Jonathan Greenberg jgrn@illinois.edu

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