Technical University of Munich (TUM)

The Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management group is looking for a postdoc working on the remote sensing of forest disturbances, starting in September 2022.

Your responsibilities:
The Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management (EDFM) group is one of Europe’s leading research groups in the field of ecosystem dynamics and forest management. Within the EU-funded project “ForestPaths”, the EDFM group is strengthening its work in the field of remote sensing, in particular remote sensing of forest disturbances. Building upon previous work on pan-European forest disturbance mapping, your activities will include the development and application of state-of-the-art remotes sensing approaches for mapping and attributing forest disturbances across Europe. Furthermore, you will analyze the remote sensing-based disturbance maps to better understand drivers of forest disturbances. The position moreover includes an active collaboration within the research network of the project, as well as the presentation and publication of results at international conferences and in peer-reviewed journals.

Your qualifications:
You have a PhD in remote sensing, geoinformation sciences, geography, environmental sciences or similar, former experience in remote sensing analyses and a strong interest in forest and landscape ecology. Experiences in handling large-scale remote sensing data, programming (R, Python, Julia) or cloud-based remote sensing tools (e.g., Google Earth Engine) are a surplus. You enjoy working in an international team and you are keen on further developing your research skills, in particular writing and presenting research results.

Apply by 30th June 2022

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