The Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California, Merced invites applications for Postdoctoral Research Scholars in Spatial Analysis and Priority Planning for advancing environmental monitoring and natural resources management in California.

We are looking for two motivated postdoctoral researchers interested in a project aimed at understanding forest management and restoration needs using transparent and defensible water balance and vegetation and analysis in support of prioritization of investment opportunities to enhance and maintain ecosystem function. The project will involve blending and aggregating ground-based and remotely sensed indices of ecosystem assets using Multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) and other tools for forest management planning.

The candidate should have a strong geospatial and remote sensing background built on a foundation of Natural Resources Management and Environmental Science. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Natural Resources Management, Earth Systems Science or a related field from an accredited university. Experience in high-performance computing and cloud-based platforms (i.e., google earth engine) are preferable.

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