Friday, 11 June 2010

Golden Opportunity to make Ph.D. in Forest Inventory

The Research Training Group (RTG 1644) on "Scaling Problems in Statistics", funded by the
German Science Foundation (DFG), offers 1 PhD Position in Forest Sciences,
specifically: Forest Monitoring and Applied Remote Sensing
,starting October 1, 2010.

This project is on scale issues in forest monitoring, specifically applied to the question of
forest definitions and forest classification from sample based field observations and remote
sensing image analysis; the title is “Scale issues in forest information procurement”.

The successful applicant holds a master degree in one of the fields like Forest Sciences,
Remote Sensing, Applied Statistics or Quantitative Ecology and has excellent skills and high
interest in quantitative methods applied to problems in forest sciences and related fields.

Literacy in Open Source software in statistics (R+) and image processing (GRASS) is an
advantage. Experience in computer programming, fluency in the English language and a well
developed intercultural competence is expected.

The highly interdisciplinary orientated Research Training Group aims at the solution of
current questions in the field of monitoring techniques for forest and other renewable natural
resources, and related areas of application. It distinguishes itself through a structured
graduation programme, joint supervision, and a study program consisting of methodologically
oriented lectures and interdisciplinary research seminars. For more information, please visit
our website
For more information, please visit our website

The position will start October 1, 2010, and is awarded for up to 3 years. The salary is in
accordance with the German state regulated public service salary scale (75 % E 13 TV-L).

The University of Göttingen actively seeks to foster career opportunities for female scholars
and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Candidates with disabilities who
are equally qualified for the position will receive special consideration.

Applications can be uploaded to the online form located at by
June 30th, 2010. Full contact and application information can be found within the portal link.
The interviews are intended to take place 12 and 13 July, 2010.

For more information please contact

Prof. Christoph Kleinn (ckleinn* or Dr. Lutz Fehrmann (lfehrma*

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