Towards developing a new series of such sites in South Africa, tentatively named the “Open Air Forest Laboratories”, we are still seeking a post-doc candidate to design a forest research experiment to support future forest research, with a particular focus on managed eucalypt plantation forests. In particular, the vision is to create an experiment in which the widest possible array of variables are continuously monitored at the highest possible and feasible spatial and temporal resolutions. This would include, therefore, the installation of a range of sensing equipment, the harnessing of remote sensing data and the planning of regular measurement campaigns, and associated data acquisition and management protocols. The design stage will include working closely with the principal investigator of the project and other role-players, including potentially arranging and coordinating one or more workshops. The fellowship will then also involve planning and managing the installation and set-up of the first of a series of sites in Stellenbosch in 2023.
This post-doctoral fellowship will involve
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