Remote Sensing Of Functional Biodiversity
- We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a new research group focused on integrating remote sensing with ecosystem modeling, biogeography and biodiversity science.
- Imaging spectroscopy presents a new window on terrestrial ecosystem function and biodiversity, allowing remote sensing to progress from studying greenness to observing a key dimension of diversity on planet earth.
- Schimel, D., Pavlick, R., Fisher, J.B., Asner, G.P., Saatchi, S., Townsend, P., Miller, C., Frankenberg, C., Hibbard, K. and Cox, P., 2015.
- The successful applicant will have a background in ecology or geophysics, strong mathematical and statistical skills, and an interest in being on the ground floor of a new space-based observable.
- The team includes several JPL scientists, a group of postdocs with diverse backgrounds and several university collaborators.
- Saatchi, S., Mascaro, J., Xu, L., Keller, M., Yang, Y., Duffy, P., Espírito‐Santo, F., Baccini, A., Chambers, J. and Schimel, D., 2015.
- References: Jetz W, Cavender-Bares J, Pavlick R, Schimel D, Davis FW, Asner GP, Guralnick R, Kattge J, Latimer AM, Moorcroft P, Schaepman ME. Monitoring plant functional diversity from space.
- Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11: 129–137
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