Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Description: The University of Kentucky seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in
ecosystem service assessment. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of natural and social scientists working on a project that seeks to assess economic values of forest ecosystem services in Kentucky.
Job Summary: They are looking for a candidate with strong quantitative and geospatial skills (e.g., R, GIS, and remote sensing) to integrate land cover land use change with ecosystem service models (ESMs) such as InVEST. This Postdoctoral Research Associate will be expected to (1) develop customized land cover maps and other relevant spatial or non-spatial data to be used as inputs of the ecological service models, (2) conduct spatial modeling of land cover changes based on the historical trends, (3) build alternative harvesting and reforestation scenarios, (4) map past and current ecosystem services supplied by the forests in Kentucky, and (5) project changes in ecosystem services under various economic development scenarios. The postdoc will work under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Ochuodho and Dr. Jian Yang in the Department of Forestry at University of Kentucky.
Please see the attached job description for more information and instructions on how to apply.
Postdoctoral Scholar Position Description_Final.pdf