October 2018
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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tropical Ecosystem Modelling, Edinburgh

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Wed, 24 Oct 2018 13:32:02 +0000


Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Tropical Ecosystem Modelling

We are looking for a postdoctoral research associate to participate in a UK Space Agency funded research project, Forests 2020. This is a large consortium project involving partners from six tropical forest countries (Brazil, Mexico, Ghana, Kenya, Indonesia and Colombia) with the aim of dramatically improving the uptake and usefulness of satellite data products in these countries.

This PRDA will focus on analysing and modelling the risks to intact forest and opportunities for forest restoration, across the tropics. Competitive candidates will have experience in forest and/or biogeochemical modelling, model-data fusion, well developed numerical analytical skills, and a proven capacity to publish scientific outputs. The appointee will combine earth observations, field data and modelling to determine the current and future states of tropical biomass stocks and their controlling processes.

The key challenges for the project are to identify areas with a potential for sustainable restoration, the growth potential and climate resilience of forests in these areas. This information will help countries effectively meet their commitments to the Bonn Challenge and Paris Agreement. We have a well-developed model-data fusion system that will be used to meet project objectives.

This post is full time, fixed term until 29th February 2020 and is available as soon as possible.


Closing Date: Friday 9th November 2018 at 5pm (GMT)


best wishes




Prof. Mathew Williams
Global Change Ecology, NCEO
School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, EH9 3FF, UK



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