Two grad assistantships for NASA-supported research

Dr. Josh Gray at North Carolina State University ( invites highly qualifiedstudents to join an active and innovative group of researchers in the Spatial EcosystemAnalytics Lab within NCSU’s Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, andCenter for Geospatial Analytics. Assistance is sought with=A0two NASA-supported researchprojects:

1) Remote sensing of phenology: How are climate dynamics driving phenological change?How does phenological change affect ecosystems? Activities include mapping landsurface 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 interactwith climate dynamics to influence food and water availability? Core activities includequantifying and mapping agricultural intensification with large archives of remotely sensedimagery, satellite data fusion, and modeling of hydrology, climate, and food production.

Students are expected to develop research questions and a project tailored to theirinterests and career goals. Positions will begin Fall 2017 and are funded for at least twoyears at $25,000/year plus benefits and tuition support. Review of applications will beginimmediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a personalstatement explaining your interest in the position (please indicate which project), yourqualifications, and research areas of interest; a CV that includes contact information forthree references; transcripts (unofficial OK); and GRE scores. Applicants should hold adegree in Earth or environmental science, physical geography, or a closely relateddiscipline; preference will be given to applicants with a master=92s degree. Competitivecandidates will be proficient in remote sensing, GIS, statistical analysis, computer coding(R and Python preferred), and will have demonstrated strong oral and writtencommunication skills. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. JoshGray (