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Methodology for mapping and monitoring different pasture-based livestock management and mixed crop-livestock systems with remote sensing

Posted by: Joni Prates

Posted date: Sep-05-2018

Location: Campinas SP Brazil

Title: Postdoctoral Fellowship  : Methodology for mapping and monitoring different pasture-based livestock management and mixed crop-livestock systems with remote sensing

 

Location: School of Agricultural Engineering (Feagri), State University of Campinas (Unicamp),  Brazil

Job description:

The successful candidate will develop, test and apply remote sensing analysis techniques to map and monitor pasture and mixed crop-pasture systems in western São Paulo state, Brazil. The successful candidate will:

·      carry out  a review of different methods of agricultural intensification taking into account crop and livestock association aspects;

·      identify different algorithms for classifying distinct pasture managements;

·      explore the possibilities of identifying natural and intensified pasture and mixed crop-livestock systems using time-series data from different sensors;

·      develop digital image classifiers using time-series imagery with machine learning algorithms to map different types of crop-livestock systems;

·      build models (biomass x remote sensing data)

The post-doc is part of the FAPESP – (FAPESP 2017/50205-9) " Monitoring integrated crop-livestock systems through remote sensing and precision agriculture for more sustainable production - Towards Low Carbon Agriculture”.  Several laboratories and institutions collaborate in this project, such as Interdisciplinary Center for Energy Planni ng (NIPE) and the School of Agricultural Engineering - Feagri (UNICAMP), Embrapa Agricultural Informatics, Universidade do Oeste Paulista - Unoeste, and the Delft University of Technology - TUDelft.

The post-doc will be under the supervision of Professor Jansle Rocha and will collaborate with the different researchers involved in the project.

The fellowship includes a tax­free monthly stipend of R$ 7.174,80, plus 15% of the yearly value for research related expenses. All conditions and salary related to this FAPESP post-doc are listed there : http://www.fapesp.br/en/postdoc.

Desired skills and competence

·         A Ph.D. in engineering/earth sciences/ geography/ agronomy, with applications of remote sensing;

·         Experience on time series, advanced digital image processing  and analysis of remotely sensed data. Experience with radar imagery will be a bonus;

·         Experience in field data collection/measurements;

·         Working knowledge of coding languages (ex: Matlab, R, Phyton, etc. ) and data analysis techniques . Advanced skills in R and machine learning will be considered an asset;

·         Minimum qualifications include a demonstrated ability to publish peer-reviewed papers, effective oral communication skills, and to work well in a collaborative team environment.

·         Strong interpersonal skills and adequate fluency in English, Portuguese will be a bonus

·         Full-time work, 1 year, starting in November 2018

·         All conditions and salary related to this FAPESP post-doc are listed there : http://www.fapesp.br/en/postdoc

Selection process

Inquiries should be directed by email to Paulo Graziano (graziano(at)g.unicamp.br) with a copy to NIPE project manager (Johinislan Prates, jprates(at)unicamp.br), including “FAPESP project 2017/50205-9 post-doc PD2” in the subject line until September 30st, 2018.

Send a cover letter stating your professional experiences and how you would satisfy the minimum qualifications (2 pages max), a CV, and two recommendations letters (all documents in pdf format).

Submissions by email until September 30th , 2018. 

Job Title Methodology for mapping and monitoring different pasture-based livestock management and mixed crop-livestock systems with remote sensing
Post Details
Email jprates(at)unicamp.br
Employer's Website www.fapesp.br
Category
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Geoscience
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Campinas SP Brazil
Key Words engineering/earth sciences/ geography/ agronomy, with applications of remote
Start Date November 2018
Salary R$ 7.174,80
Deadline Sep-30-2018