3 PhD Opportunities in Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Snow in Mid- to High-Latitude Ecosystems
Graduate Research Assistantships (PhD) Available to Study Remote Sensing of Vegetation and Snow at Boise State University
Boise State University Department of Geosciences has three PhD Research Assistantships available for Fall 2018 (or Spring 2019) for students interested in studying vegetation and snow with remote sensing. The students will work with ground-based (terrestrial laser scanning, TLS) lidar, airborne lidar, and hyperspectral data to understand forest and shrub vegetation structural and functional characteristics and their distribution across mid- and high-latitude ecosystems. The students will have the opportunity to develop their own study ranging from understanding the interactions between vegetation and snow, carbon/water/nutrient storage and flux, as well as controls on vegetation and snow distributions, and using Earth System Models and remote sensing observations to study these controls. These multi-year student opportunities are funded by NASA and DOE. The student is expected to work with a team of scientists and perform field work in remote regions. The students can choose from among a range of PhD programs at Boise State University, including a PhD Geosciences, PhD Geophysics, PhD Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, or PhD in Computing. Please send inquires to Nancy Glenn (firstname.lastname@example.org).