As part of ongoing collaborations with the US Forest Service and the US Geological Survey, the SILVIS Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is looking for a Postdoc and PhD-student to join one of their projects focusing on bird diversity and remote sensing.

Goal of the project is to create bird biodiversity maps that are suitable for land management decisions and conservation actions. In this context, they are developing new remote sensing indices designed for species distribution modeling and making predictive maps of bird biodiversity for the conterminous U.S..

The two-year Postdoc-position is available immediately and should be filled by June 1st 2020, but a later start date is negotiable.

The three-year PhD graduate assistantship will start latest September 1st 2020, but an earlier start date is negotiable.

The two successful applicants will be supervised by V. Radeloff and A. Pidgeon. Qualifications you should bring along:

(1) Ability to work well in a collaborative setting

(2) Excellent communication skills in English

(3) Background in ecology, environmental science, forestry, geography, or other related disciplines

(4) Demonstrated skills in the processing and handling of satellite imagery, large datasets, statistical modeling, and GIS

(5) Prior experience analyzing wildlife or other biodiversity data with species distribution models

Review of applicants will begin immediately, but the positions will remain open until suitable candidates are found. Applications received by March 20th 2020 are guaranteed consideration.

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