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PhD position at Wageningen University

Job Title: PhD Monitoring Tropical Forests

Location: Netherlands

Organization’s profile:

Wageningen University, part of Wageningen UR, is the only university in the Netherlands that specifically focuses on the theme healthy food and living environment.

Job Description:

The candidate is expected to work in studying terrestrial laser scanning for assessing tropical forest characteristics such as height, volume, foliage and biomass and related changes due to human activities. Terrestrial laser scanning has received increasing attention for its capacity to allow retrieving forest structural parameters and better linking ground and remote sensing data for quantitative forest monitoring. Using the LIDAR data for collaborative research with the other project partners. The PhD position is supported by CIFOR with a monthly stipend of €1700 for up to 4 years.


M.S.c degree related experiences in Forestry, Remote Sensing, Terrestrial surveying, Ecology, Environmental Science, or Geography or a related field.A background in terrestrial laser scanning and related data analysis and processing is an asset. Knowledge about tropical forests and the REDD process is appreciated.

How to apply: Visit their official website from here

Last date for the application: 15 March, 2014


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