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A fully funded PhD and MSc position is available to work on: Mapping woody invasive alien plant spec

A fully funded PhD and MSc position is available to work on: Mapping woody invasive alien plant species and their impacts in strategic water source areas

The Agricultural Research Council wishes to appoint a PhD and an MSc student to support the remote sensing component of the MAPWAPS (Mapping woody invasive alien plant species and their impacts in strategic water source areas) Project. The candidates will be registered at Stellenbosch University in the Department of Conservation Ecology & Entomology and will be supervised by Dr Alanna Rebelo, Prof David le Maitre and Prof Karen Esler. The research will involve mapping woody invasive alien plant species and their impacts in a few key strategic water source areas across the country using freely available satellite imagery and cloud computing. This project is funded by the Water Research Commission.

Details:

Package: R140 000 per annum for MSc; R220 000 per annum for PhD

Duration: 2 years MSc; 3 years PhD

Position type: Full time

Organisations: The Agricultural Research Council of South Africa; The Soil, Climate and Water Business Unit; Water Science Unit, and Department of Conservation Ecology & Entomology at Stellenbosch University

Registration through: Stellenbosch University

Location: Cedara Research Station, Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Start date: 1 July 2022 (for the MSc: 1 January 2023 is also possible)

Please see the attached adverts for the full details. The deadline for applications is 10 June 2022, and applications and enquires can be sent to Dr Alanna Rebelo (RebeloA@arc.agric.za).

MAPWAPS PhD Position
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