The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have partnered with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to use Remote Sensing as a Catalyst for Large-scale Conservation. The goal of the proposed research is to use a fusion of remote sensing and field data to understand habitat connectivity for several critical animal species on lands in the western United States. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the postdoc researcher will conduct spatiotemporal analysis of large remote sensing datasets across wide geographical areas to quantify ecosystem connectivity/fragmentation and develop tools for visualization and management in collaboration with land management agency personnel.
- Remote sensing processing experience specific to spatiotemporal land cover and vegetation analysis.
- Experience in machine learning technique for analysis of large datasets.
- Experience programming for the Google Earth Engine Python API..
- Experience working with and managing large geospatial datasets and using multiple data formats, such as HDF and netCDF.
- Knowledge of programming languages relevant to remote sensing (e.g., IDL, Matlab, Python) and ability to write new code and work with legacy code.
- Strong background in mathematics, statistics, and image processing.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate effectively and professionally with people at multiple institutions.
- Skilled in writing legibly, concisely, and grammatically correct English.
- Experience with Linux operating environments.
- PhD Degree in geography, ecology, or a related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed.
Submit a cover letter describing research interests and accomplishments.
CV with list of publications
Names of at least three references
Submit your resume/cv and references to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Dr. Greg Okin (email: email@example.com) for questions.
Faculty website: http://www.geog.ucla.edu/faculty/okin
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