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    This position is located with the Pacific Northwest Research in Corvallis, OR

    This position has research responsibilities related to application of satellite remote sensing to support forest monitoring in the Pacific Northwest region and beyond.

    For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Hans Andersen at 206-221-9034 handersen@usda.gov.

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    • Develop research plan for utilizing space borne remote sensing (multispectral, lidar, and/or radar) imagery to support the inventory, monitoring and analysis of natural resources.
    • Conduct and coordinate research, analyze remote sensing and field-based data, and facilitate the technology transfer of analytical results and investigations.
    • Organize work plans to accomplish research tasks, plans remote sensing data acquisition, field data collection.
    • Analyze the results of scientific research, and publish findings as peer reviewed journal articles.
    • Use modern statistical or scientific programming languages (e.g., R, SAS, Python, C++) to analyze and model large forest research data sets.
    • Develop new tools, techniques, and methodology (including analysis of satellite remote sensing) for forest and rangeland scientific research.
    • Develop and test models of basic plant responses (such as dormancy plant growth, insect and disease resistance) to environmental factors.
    • Use remote sensing techniques such as satellite LIDAR, satellite image time-series to evaluate vegetation response to management treatments and other disturbances in a cost effective manner.
    • Use remote sensing and spatial analysis to address the effects of management practices on long-term susceptibility to fire, insects, wind, climate change, and other forest disturbances.
    • Develop new methods incorporating climate change, human use, and natural disturbances into vegetation management and monitoring regimes.
    • Collaborate with other organizations and individuals to plan and conduct research studies of forest and range ecosystems.
    • Provide information on the status, extent, and characteristics of forest and rangeland and their change over time to decision makers, stakeholders, and the public.
    • Use statistical modeling to extract ecological signals (disturbance, drought stress, growth, recovery, phenology, etc.) from a combination of multi-spectral satellite imagery and field-based data for natural resource scientific research.
    • Conduct analysis of multi-temporal satellite remote sensing time series and integration with regional field inventories to produce consistent information on resource status and trends.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel 3-5 times a year. Overnight travel may be required for seminars, conferences, field visits.

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