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[Met-jobs] Postdoc position on vegetation fire modelling under ESA firecci project

From Chao YUE <>
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:37:46 +0800

Dear colleagues,

We are looking for a postdoc working on vegetation fire modelling, jointly at LSCE and CEFE, France, under the ESA firecci project.  Please find detailed information as below and in the attached file. Thank you for your attention and sorry for the potential cross-posting. 


The European Space Agency (ESA) CCI (Climate Change Initiative) project aims to generate a number of essential climate variables (ECVs) using satellite sensors. The CCI Fire Project will deliver new burned area time series over the period 2000-2017 using data from the MERIS instrument and other sensors. At the same time, specific burned area data related to “small fires” which are difficult to capture using moderate resolution images, will be developed for Africa based on data from Sentinel-2.


We seek to hire a post-doctoral fellow responsible for using the new ESA CCI fire products in a global biosphere model, and calculating the impact of fires on the carbon balance of ecosystems at regional and global scale. The position will be hired jointly between LSCE ( and CEFE ( two research institutes from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) located near Paris and at Montpellier, respectively for a total duration of three years.


Scientific activities will cover the benchmarking of the global dynamic vegetation model ORCHIDEE using the new ESA burned area products. The novelty of this work is the focus on the simulation of fire patch distribution and post fire ecosystem resilience, combining burned area and subsequent vegetation productivity indicators (NDVI, LAI). International collaboration within the ESA CCI consortium and with fire scientists in South Africa (S. Archibald), Northern Eurasia and the US (W.M. Hao) is planned.

Best regards,
Chao​ Yue
Chao YUE
postdoc at LSCE
CEA-Ormes des Merisiers, F-91191 GIF-SUR-YVETTE CEDEX
Tel: 33 1 69 08 41 87

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