We are looking for a candidate who will apply novel remote sensing techniques for large area – long time series data, as well as economics and social metrics, to detect abandoned and uncontested lands. Then look at prioritising uncontested lands for conservation based on estimates of ecological restoration and costs. They will provide supervision to RhD students on the project and play a role in coordinating the project under the supervision of Dr McDonald-Madden. Other key project staff include Prof. Stuart Phinn (Remote Sensing), Dr Eddie Game (Nature Conservancy) and Prof. David Pannell (UWA).
Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of remote sensing, GIS, economics, ecology modelling or a closely related discipline. You should also have research experiences with automated collection and processing of global satellite image times series to deliver maps and analytics. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively with various colleagues and stakeholders.