A post-doctoral research associate position is available in the Spatial Analysis Lab in the National Institute of Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This position is funded by the US Forest Service and the postdoctoral mentors are Dr. Todd Schroeder (USFS FIA Program firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Monica Papes (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and NIMBioS email@example.com). The project will focus on characterizing forest structure and biomass from National Agriculture Imagery Program (NAIP) digital surface model (DSM) data acquired in 2018 for Tennessee and Virginia.
The post-doctoral associate will be expected to develop plot-level accuracy assessments, state-wide evaluations of post-stratified forest volume and biomass estimates, and R code or specialized methodologies to process and/or analyze the various spatial data sets. Additional possible topics of research include forest structure metrics from terrestrial, airborne, or spaceborne lidar.
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