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Post-doctoral fellow/research fellow
Post-doctoral Fellowship | UFS-QQ Risk & Vulnerability Science Centre/Afromontane Research Unit
This is a unique Postdoctoral/Research Fellow opportunity to work with world-renowned scientists in ANU as well as in Australia’s Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Together you will bring about a step change in the monitoring of vegetation based on very-high-resolution satellite imagery and develop:
(a) regular, automated monitoring of the total number of trees and shrubs across the Australian continent, including their height distribution, height-density relationship, and other fundamental vegetation structural allometric relationships;
(b) a methodology and demonstration of how continental scale vegetation structural attributes are controlled by climate; and how have major disturbances impacts these relationships.
This project is part of a collaboration with BirdLife South Africa (Dr Kyle Lloyd – Rockjumper Fellow of White-winged Flufftail Conservation), the Leibniz Institute for Analysis of Biodiversity Change (Dr Nicholas Friedman – Curator of Ornithology), and the National University of Lesotho (Dr Peter Chatanga – Senior Lecturer & Head of Department of Biology and Biotechnology).
Through its Risk & Vulnerability Science Centre (RVSC), the ARU seeks to develop an Acoustic Water Quality Index using passive bio-acoustic monitoring to monitor the quality of high-elevation wetlands in Maloti-a-Phofung Local Municipality (Free State Province). As the acoustic landscape of montane / high-elevation wetlands remain poorly documented and understood, this research will yield highly original biological data, while also creating a novel monitoring paradigm that has the potential to improve the resilience and management of our Strategic Water Source Areas.