PhD Candidate in Land Remote Sensing at Wageningen University & Research Centre, Netherlands

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Scientific fields: Agriculture
Function types: Research, Development, Innovation
Education: University Graduate
Hours: 38.0 hours per week
End procedure: 5 May 2010
Job number: ESG CGI-0013

Job Description
A PhD-candidate in land remote sensing `Applying terrestrial LIDAR to measure vegetation characteristics and improve remote sensing monitoring applications` The Centre for Geo-Information at Wageningen University (NL) is offering a PhD position for combining terrestrial LIDAR measurements and new remote sensing algorithms for monitoring of vegetation structure and biophysical variables; with focus on forest areas. The PhD student is expected to perform research on the analysis of hemispherical, multiple-return terrestrial LIDAR measurements and integrate such data with improved and innovative land remote sensing approaches for calibration and validation purposes. The methodological work will entail field campaigns (also international), the analysis of three-dimensional LIDAR signals to derive vegetation parameters, and the application of quantitative digital image analysis techniques. The research is part of international research collaborations.

MSc degree and experiences in relevant fields such as Remote Sensing, Forestry, Ecology, Environmental Science, or Geography. Knowledge in the areas of expected methodological work and programming skills in IDL or MATLAB is preferable. The candidate should have an interest to work in a research team including international partners.

Conditions of employment:
A full-time PhD-position for 4 years. There will be a probationary period of 18 months.The gross salary is € 2.042,- based on a full-time position in the first year and increases to € 2.612,- in the final year. Location: The candidate is expected to pursue a PhD study at Wageningen University`s Center of Geoinformation, Netherlands.

Additional Information:
More information is available through Prof. Dr. Martin Herold, e-mail martin.herold[at]
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Contract type:
Temporary, max. 4 jaar

Wageningen UR (University & Research centre)

Centre for Geo-Information (CGI) has a leading role in the field of geo-information, remote sensing and ICT. With scientific, interdisciplinary and a user-oriented approach, CGI contributes to solutions of (inter-) national spatial topics.

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