Masters/PhD in Landscape Ecology and Remote Sensing

Dr. Jonathan Greenberg and the Global Environmental Analysis and Remote

Sensing (GEARS) Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno are now

inviting applications for Doctoral or Master=E2=80=99s work that will start=


Winter or Fall of 2018 for students interested in the following topics:

Landscape Level Plant-Climate Interactions: Students should be interested

in applying remote sensing, GIS, and modeling to the following questions at

local to global scales:


   How do plants respond to their climate at regional to global scales



   What will be the future state of vegetated ecosystems under climate



   How do non-climate factors such as natural and anthropogenic disturbance

   impact the past, present, and future distribution of plants?

A degree or background in biogeography, environmental science, ecology,

and/or biology is encouraged for applicants, as well as previous experience

in remote sensing and GIS and/or ecosystem modeling.

Remote Sensing Science: Students should be interested in developing

advanced remote sensing algorithms, particularly those that leverage high

performance computing and machine learning algorithms.  GEARS is interested

in the following general topics:


   Computer vision techniques applied to high spatial resolution LiDAR and

   optical remote sensing imagery including data collected from terrestrial

   laser scanners and unmanned aerial vehicles


   Change detection and time series analysis of multitemporal remote

   sensing image datasets, particularly as it applies to multitemporal LiDA=


   hyperspatial optical, and =E2=80=9Chypertemporal=E2=80=9D datasets such =

as Landsat and


Previous programming experience and a background in remote sensing, GIS,

and/or computer vision is highly recommended.

Prospective graduate students will be expected to develop their own

research goals, and should have curiosity, motivation, and independence.

Prospective students should email a short summary of their research

interests as well as a CV to Dr. Greenberg before

applying to the program. Funding will be available from a variety of

sources, including fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching


Prospective PhD students should apply to the Ecology, Evolution and

Conservation Biology graduate program ( and

prospective Master=E2=80=99s students should apply to the Natural Resources=


Environmental Science program (



Jonathan A. Greenberg, PhD

Randall Endowed Professor and Associate Professor of Remote Sensing

Global Environmental Analysis and Remote Sensing (GEARS) Laboratory

Natural Resources & Environmental Science

University of Nevada, Reno

1664 N Virginia St MS/0186

Reno, NV 89557

Phone: 415-763-5476

Gchat:, Skype: jgrn3007