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 modeling of remotely sensed data and large tundra vegetation change datasets in the programming language R, 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.