Open: Three-year Ph.D. funding for research in remote sensing of wetland carbon

 A three-year Ph.D. Graduate Student Researcher (GSR) position is available at U.C. Berkeley for a USGS-led, NASA-funded project on remote sensing of wetland carbon sequestration: “Advanced remote sensing to quantify temperate peatland capacity for belowground carbon capture.” 

In collaboration with USGS and Berkeley scientists, the overall goal of this research is to develop practical and reproducible methods to quantify and map belowground net primary productivity (BNPP) of marsh vegetation from remotely sensed measurements of aboveground plant characteristics and aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) under several controlled experiments.
The applicant should have a BS or MS in environmental science/ecology, or equivalent, and some experience in plant science and geospatial technologies (GIS/Remote Sensing).
The GSR will work with Kristin Byrd (USGS) and Maggi Kelly, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at U.C. Berkeley (see for more information). 
Graduate student salary and in-state tuition is available for three years. Expected enrollment date is fall 2011, but research may begin summer 2011. 
Please contact Maggi Kelly with your interest ( and Cc: Kristin Byrd ( For more information about the department and to apply, see
Application deadline is December 1.