Closed Remote sensing Research Technician at Duke

Posted: December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

From: jennifer_swenson
Date: December 5, 2013 4:18:43 PM EST

FYI- open position- would be great to find someone already in the Triangle. thanks for circulating–

Remote sensing Research Technician
Computer processing of satellite imagery for land cover change analysis and vegetation monitoring in the field. This one year position contributes to a USDA-funded project examining drought mortality across Texas and interactions with climate change. The candidate will analyze tree mortality using remote sensing imagery. In turn, the data will be combined with on-the-ground measurements of which tree species are dying and why. The position is jointly advised by Drs. Jennifer Swenson and Rob Jackson.

Work Performed:
–Processing imagery (Landsat, MODIS, NAIP) for the detection of canopy cover and changes in cover: Importing, georectification, radiometric calibration, atmospheric correction, classification of imagery, batch processing of multiple images, and accuracy assessments.
–Conduct spatial analysis at multiple scales for canopy change detection.
–Assist in field work validation and monitoring in Texas: vegetation sampling, biomass monitoring, and ecophysiology measurements, possible. Field work under hot and dry conditions.
–Possible contribution to written documents, including figure/table creation.

Work requires a bachelor’s degree in science/environment related field. Master’s degree preferred in related discipline.
Two to three years geospatial experience preferred in geospatial analysis.
Proficiency in geospatial analysis (ArcGIS) required, proficiency in image processing for land cover preferred (ENVI, Imagine, etc.).
Application deadline: until position is filled
Search for Req. # 400787366 and apply here:
Questions about the job duties can be directed to Amanda Schwantes ams127 -@-

Jennifer J. Swenson, PhD
Director of Professional Studies, MEM & MF degrees
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Geospatial Analysis
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Box 90328, Durham NC 27708 USA 919.668.0606


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