Graduate Research Assistantship in Remote Sensing for Quantitative Ecosystem Studies at Michigan Technological University

michtech“A Ph.D. research assistantship in remote sensing for quantitative ecosystem studies is available in the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science at Michigan Technological University. The position will focus on further developing emerging remote sensing technologies (e.g., LiDAR) for ecosystem assessment and inventory. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, innovative, and posses a MS degree in Forest Science, Ecology, Biology, Geography or related field. Start date is negotiable; however, spring semester 2010 is ideal. The assistantship includes a full tuition wavier and a competitive stipend.

“The School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science is located in a 93,000-square-foot teaching and research facility, and has state-of-the-art computing equipment, including remote sensing/GIS teaching and research laboratories (http://forest.mtu.edu/). Michigan Tech is also home to the Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI), which is comprised of over twenty faculty focused upon promoting interdisciplinary research and education in various aspects of remote sensing (http://www.epssi.mtu.edu/). The University’s close proximity to vast expanses of Northern Hardwood Forest make it an ideal location to conduct research on remote sensing of forested ecosystems.

“Interested persons should e-mail GRE scores, a statement of professional interests, curriculum vitae including names and contact information for three references, a writing sample, and any other relevant materials to Dr. Michael Falkowski (mjfalkow@mtu.edu). Review of applications will begin on September 15th, 2009. Please consult the following web page for additional information regarding the graduate program and associated application procedures (http://forest.mtu.edu/gradstudies/prospective.htm).”