PhD studentship: shrub mapping with high resolution imagery (NASA ABoVE)

Participate in research to assess changes in vegetation in erect dwarf-shrub and low-shrub Arctic tundra zones as part of the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE)

NASA This Week @NASA 9/4/15: The Arctic Boreal Vulnerability Experiment

PhD Studentship (stipend + tuition)
Department of Earth and Environmental Studies
Montclair State University

Fall 2017/ Spring 2018 Admission

The position will be based in the Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, located in the new Center for Environment and Life Sciences building overlooking Manhattan. The position includes membership in the ABoVE Science Team and involves collaboration with other Science Team members.

Qualifications, interests, experience:


  • Degree in a scientific discipline with a focus on interests, and ideally some combination of: 
    • ecology
    • quantitative skills
    • image processing
    • remote sensing
    • GIS
    • programming
US citizenship or permanent residence status are highly advantageous for this position.


See The Graduate School website for application requirements. Apply now for Fall 2017 admission!

Contact: Mark Chopping (
Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity.