Coastal Geographer / Ecologist
The Integrated Remote Sensing and Modeling Group at the USGS Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking a Coastal Geographer / Ecologist with strong programming, statistical, and GIS skills to work in support of several USGS – Geologic Division – Coastal and Marine Geology Program applied research projects focused on the landscape structure and ecological function of various coastal ecosystems about North America and in the Caribbean Region. This position is focused on quantitative spatial analyses using 1) NASA EARRL (and other source) experimental airborne lidar surveys, 2) spatially-scaled modeling of coral reef ecosystem benthic carbon and carbonate metabolism, and 3) the classification of satellite multi-spectral images to create suberaerial-submarine topographic maps, and land and benthic cover maps for coastal landscapes (coral reef habitats, coastal vegetation structure, coastal land cover). Applicants must be willing to participate in field investigations involving light aircraft and boats in coastal habitats such as barrier islands, wetlands and coral reef tracts. The scientific aims of these USGS projects are focused on the investigation of coastal ecosystem biophysical structure, ecological / biogeochemical function, change processes, and societal hazards. For addition information, please see the Integrated Remote Sensing and Modeling Group webpage at http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/remote-sensing/.
To obtain further information about this position, please send your CV to John Brock at the address below. Please distribute this notice broadly.
John C. Brock
USGS Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies
600 4th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701