03/12/2019
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

PhD for Efficient use of water in agriculture


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES (IRTA)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciencesAgronomics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    03/01/2020 22:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Lleida
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

This PhD deals with the use of energy balance models to estimate crop evapotranspiration in different heterogeneous crops. Particularly, the PhD will help to develop innovative tools for observation and numerical representation of tree spatial structures and connectivities using 3D radiative transfer models and photogrammetry.

 

The TSEB model will be used to estimate actual crop evapotranspiration and water status in orchards with different spacing distances and orientations using both airborne and Sentinel 2 and 3 imagery. Then, eddy-covariance data will be used to validate the results.

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Engineering or Physics Degree, optional Master degree in Remote Sensing. The candidate should be able to enrol in PhD programme by January/February 2020.

 

Applicants must be able to pursue data-oriented research as well as experimental approaches and fieldwork to validate evapotranspiration models.

 

Knowledge about crop evapotranspiration and agronomy is an asset. Also, the candidate should have good numerical skills and literacy in programming the Language Python.

 

A good standard of written and spoken English is required.

 

To have availability to do a secondment in UCAM (Marrakesh) for few months in the framework of the ACCWA project.

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INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTARIES (IRTA)
Spain
Lleida
Lleida
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EURAXESS offer ID: 468907

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