From: ECOLOG-L <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> on behalf of Josh Gray <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> Reply-To: Josh Gray <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 12:04 PM To: ECOLOG-L <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Two grad assistantships for NASA-supported research Resent-From: Jim Schneider <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> Resent-Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:07 PM Dr. Josh Gray at North Carolina State University (ncsu.edu) invites highly qualified students to join an active and innovative group of researchers in the Spatial Ecosystem Analytics Lab within NCSU's Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, and Center for Geospatial Analytics. Assistance is sought with two NASA-supported research projects: 1) Remote sensing of phenology: How are climate dynamics driving phenological change? How does phenological change affect ecosystems? Activities include mapping land surface phenology at regional- to global-scale, modeling climate-phenology relationships, and assessing LSP with ground observations. 2) Water, food, and climate: How do land use changes related to food production interact with climate dynamics to influence food and water availability? Core activities include quantifying and mapping agricultural intensification with large archives of remotely sensed imagery, satellite data fusion, and modeling of hydrology, climate, and food production. Students are expected to develop research questions and a project tailored to their interests and career goals. Positions will begin Fall 2017 and are funded for at least two years at $25,000/year plus benefits and tuition support. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a personal statement explaining your interest in the position (please indicate which project), your qualifications, and research areas of interest; a CV that includes contact information for three references; transcripts (unofficial OK); and GRE scores. Applicants should hold a degree in Earth or environmental science, physical geography, or a closely related discipline; preference will be given to applicants with a master’s degree. Competitive candidates will be proficient in remote sensing, GIS, statistical analysis, computer coding (R and Python preferred), and will have demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Josh Gray ([log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>).