Research Opportunities

The NSERC AWARE project is a five year research program aimed at advancing the use of remote sensing in forestry research. This collaborative effort between eight universities, seven industrial partners, and NSERC offers excellent research opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows interested in forestry or remote sensing applications. The nation-wide scope of the AWARE project gives prospective researchers a unique opportunity to collaborate and network with leading academics and industrial partners. In addition to receiving a competitive stipend and access to top-notch computing equipment, prospective researchers will also have opportunities to travel for both field work and conferences.


Post-Doctoral Positions

 

METHODS DEVELOPMENT TO IMPROVE TREE- AND STAND-LEVEL GROWTH MODEL BY USING MULTI-TEMPORAL TERRESTRIAL LIDAR DATA

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The research group on the use of terrestrial LiDAR at the Applied Geomatics Department of the Universite de Sherbrooke (UdeS) is seeking a PhD candidate.  The project will focus on linking LiDAR information with statistical individual tree growth models currently used by the forest industry.  More specifically, data will be used from multi-temporal ground-based LiDAR to improve stand- and tree-level growth models.  Increasing the precision of forest resource assessment by evaluating relevant wood fiber attributes (such as wood density, texture and coarseness) with LiDAR metrics will also be explored.  This research will be based at the UdeS in collaboration with the Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited in Newfoundland, the Northern Hardwood Institute and JD Irving in New Brunswick.

Interested parties should send their letter of motivation, a CV and two reference letters to:

Pr Richard Fournier
Department of Applied Geomatics (FLSH)
Universite de Sherbrooke
2500 boul de l’Universite, Sherbrooke (Quebec) Canada J1K 2R1
E-mail: Richard.Fournier@USherbrooke.ca
Tel.: 1-819-821-8000 ext. 63209

 


 

METHODS DEVELOPMENT FOR TERRESTRIAL LIDAR APPLIED TO FOREST INVENTORY WITH EMPHASIS ON INTEGRATING A TREE ARCHITECTURAL MODEL

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Location: Applied Geomatics Department, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

Timeframe: Up to two years starting between April 2016 and September 2016

The Terrestrial LiDAR research group at the Applied Geomatics Department of the Université de Sherbrooke is seeking to hire a post-doctoral candidate. The research will be focussed on the development of methods to estimate tree and stand structural attributes from point cloud data acquired with terrestrial scanners in forested environments. These new methods will take advantage of architectural models to describe detailed branching structure and foliage distribution in trees. The candidate should have a strong background in programming and LiDAR.

Review of applications will begin on April. 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Interested parties should send their CV and two letters of reference to:

Dr. Richard Fournier
Department of Applied Geomatics (FLSH)
Université de Sherbrooke
2500 boul de l’Université, Sherbrooke (Quebec) Canada J1K 2R1
E-mail: Richard.Fournier@USherbrooke.ca
Tel.: 1-819-821-8000 ext 63209