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[Met-jobs] PDRA in Advanced Technologies for Sustainable Agriculture

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
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Date Mon, 7 Nov 2016 18:50:57 +0000


PDRA in advanced technologies for sustainable agriculture

We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral research associate to 
participate in a major research project, ATEC (Advanced technologies for 
efficient crop management). Our goal is to enhance sustainable and efficient 
production for two major and contrasting UK crops, wheat and potatoes. We will 
couple novel sensing and analytical technologies, to create a tool that 
predicts and diagnoses crop response to water and nutrient related challenges. 
You will have responsibility across the three core technologies deployed; 
sensors, modelling and data assimilation. You will operate an unmanned aerial 
vehicle (drone) to collect data across experimental trials in eastern Scotland, 
and over farms across eastern UK, and will collate and process satellite data 
over the same locations. You will calibrate, and operate the SPAcrop model, and 
apply data assimilation algorithms to update model states and parameters using 
sensor data. You will lead author publications related to upscaling yield 
limitation diagnoses, and support knowledge transfer activities, and will work 
with the project team to develop a decision support system. The project will 
require close working with another project PDRA, who will manage the in situ 
data collection across the experimental sites, and with our partners in SRUC.

For more information see:

https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=037981





Prof. Mathew Williams
Global Change Ecology
School of GeoSciences and
National Centre for Earth Observation
University of Edinburgh, EH9 3FF, UK
www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/mwilliam<http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/homes/mwilliam>
www.nceo.ac.uk/science/
skype: mat.williams





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