Ph.D. position in plant ecology and remote sensing at the University of Virginia

The Plant Ecology and Remote Sensing Lab in the Department of Environmental

Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking Ph.D. students interested

in studying the climate-vegetation interactions from leaf to global scales.

We have projects using field observations, controlled experiments, and

satellite remote sensing to understand the vegetation photosynthetic

response to various environmental variables using a novel metric =E2=80=93

solar-induced chlorophyll fluorescence. We also use drone-based and

airborne-based remote sensing with fluorescence, hyperspectral and thermal

remote sensing in combination with eddy covariance measurements to

understand key questions in ecosystem carbon and water cycling. Students=E2=


research projects are flexible and depend on their interests.

Highly-motivated students with a background in remote sensing, ecosystem

ecology, ecophysiology, or land surface modeling would be strong fits.

Interested students should send a CV with GPA, GRE, and TOEFL (if

applicable), and a brief statement of research interests to Dr. Xi Yang ( Please email with the title =E2=80=9CUVa Ph.D. Progra=

m [Your

name]=E2=80=9D. The application deadline for the Department of Environmenta=


Sciences is January 15th, 2018.

Information about the Plant Ecology and Remote Sensing lab is here:

Information about the Department of Environmental Sciences can be found at:

The University of Virginia (UVa) has been ranked No.3 in all public

universities in the United States, and Charlottesville (where the

university locates) has been ranked as one of the best college towns.

UVa provides a competitive package for graduate students, including

stipends, health insurance, and other benefits.



Xi Yang

Assistant Professor

Department of Environmental Sciences

390 Clark Hall, University of Virginia

291 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA, 22904