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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Conservation International (CI) are recruiting two Master of Science Fellows to support an interdisciplinary project on assessing the impact of global markets and national policies on forest carbon and social outcomes funded by the NASA Land Use/Land Cover Change program. The project combines remote sensing data analysis with field work, spatial econometrics, and socioeconomic surveys in the Guiana Shield region of South America. This will generate science-based evidence to guide policy makers and practitioners for effective and scalable natural climate solutions that benefit nature and people.
The Fellows will be part of an interdisciplinary team that includes scientists from multiple geographies and backgrounds. Fellows will collaborate with the team of scientists in collecting forest biomass/forest inventory and socioeconomic datasets that will include travel to Guyana and Suriname, and linking these field data to remotely sensed data (primarily satellite imagery).
The Fellows will join the Environmental Observation & Informatics (EOI) Master of Science program in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW-Madison (www.nelson.wisc.edu/
The students will be funded through a fellowship from UW-Madison. The fellowship includes a monthly stipend for the full 15 months of the program, a scholarship that covers the full tuition costs, and project expenses for travel and data collection. Costs of living, some UW-Madison fees, and health insurance will be paid by the student.
We seek applicants who can demonstrate the following:
The EOI program is committed to building and supporting diverse cohorts and strongly encourage applications from candidates of color, historically underrepresented communities and first-generation college students.
How to apply
Full information for EOI program application requirements can be found at this website: https://nelson.wisc.edu/
Please contact Dr. Sarah Graves (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the project and applying for the fellowship.