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 (
firstname.lastname@example.org). Please email with the title =E2=80=9CUVa Ph.D. Progra=
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.
Department of Environmental Sciences
390 Clark Hall, University of Virginia
291 McCormick Rd, Charlottesville, VA, 22904