Postdoctoral position in remote sensing of seabirds (USA) ~

29 de mayo de 2013

Postdoctoral position in remote sensing of seabirds (USA)

Postdoctoral position available in Dr. Heather Lynch's quantitative ecology
lab ( at Stony Brook University, Long Island, New York.

This position is part of a new NSF-funded project “The use of quantitative
geography to predict population tipping points for colonial seabirds”. The
Postdoctoral Associate will be focused on the development of algorithms to
automatically detect penguin colonies in high-resolution commercial
satellite imagery. These results will be used to study the metapopulation
dynamics of colonial seabirds in Antarctica. Further details about the
position can be found (REF # WC-R-7930-13-05-S) at

Required Qualifications: Doctoral degree or the equivalent degree from a
foreign university. Experience with automated methods for detecting patterns
in high resolution commercial satellite imagery. Experience using ENVI/IDL
and doing object-based image analysis in eCognition. Strong communication
skills (ability to explain technical details to other lab collaborators).

Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Remote Sensing, Geography, Geoscience or
Computer Science. Experience with statistical language R.

Those interested in this position should submit a Research Foundation
Employment Application, cover letter and resume to:

Donna DiGiovanni
Assistant to Chair
Department of Ecology & Evolution
650 Life Sciences Bldg.
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245

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