The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. It has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.
The Grassland Science and Renewable Plant Resources group (Prof. Dr. Michael Wachendorf) at the Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences invites applications for a
PhD-candidate (m/f/d), EG 13 TV-H, fixed-term and part-time position (currently 26 hours per week)
Date of Hire:
in the framework of LOEWE-project “Integrated Livestock-Plant-Agroecosystems (GreenDairy)”. The planned start date is January 1st 2022 with funding available for three years (§ 2 Abs. 1 WissZeitVG).
The Grassland Science and Renewable Plant Resources group focuses on remote sensing of agricultural crops. The spatio-temporal variability of yield and quality parameters of crops and grassland is analysed using UAV-based sensors. Based on extensive preliminary studies the research work in GreenDairy will assess yield, atmospheric N-fixation and forage quality of legume-grass-mixtures. The project is part of an interdisciplinary research consortium investigating ways for the optimi-sation of dairy production in organic agriculture in a broad inter-disciplinary approach. For information on the project, visit https://www.jlug.de/greendairy
- Planning and conducting of UAV-surveys
- Sampling of crop biomass in the field
- Analysis of remote sensing data utilising machine learning methods
- Assistance in reporting to funding bodies
- Publication of results in international journals and on conferences
- Excellent M.Sc. degree in Agricultural Sciences, Geography, Landscape ecology, Biology or related disciplines
- Experience in analysis of remote sensing data
- Programming skills in R
- Interest in practical field work
- Good organisational skills and ability to work in a team
- Thorough English skills
- Driver’s license (EU category B)
- Experience in UAV-based remote sensing
- Practical experience in agriculture
- Good German language skills
For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Wachendorf, Tel.: +49 561 804-1334, E-Mail: mwach(at)uni-kassel.de.
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