Kent State Campus. Credit: KSU
PhD Position in Remote Sensing and Land Science (SensLand) Lab, Kent State University
Position descriptions: How humans manage land matters. While agricultural land expansion, often at the cost of natural habitats, has been the globally dominating land-use change, other processes such as agricultural intensification or abandonment are becoming increasingly prevalent. To understand the social, economic, and environmental factors that triggered such changes, as well as to evaluate their ecological and environmental consequences, consistent monitoring of land use and management is necessary. Fortunately, the availability of satellite imagery has increased tremendously in the recent years, which enables the examining of land management in unprecedent ways. This position aims to use multi-sensor satellite imagery (e.g., Landsat, Sentinel-2, Sentinel-1) to understand the dynamics of land use and land cover. The interested topics include but are not limited to: agricultural abandonment, intensification, grassland change, urbanization.
Qualifications: Applicants should hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree by the time of appointment in the field of broad discipline of Geography, Ecology or Environmental Science. Expertise in remote sensing, GIS, statistical modelling is highly preferred. Applications from underrepresented backgrounds, and from international students are strongly encouraged.
How to apply: Prospective students please contact Dr. He Yin, Department of Geography, Kent State University (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include a CV and a statement of research interests in your email.
Anticipated start date: Fall semester, 2021
Deadlines: University application due by Feb 1 2021, please contact Dr. Yin by Jan 10 2021