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The Remote Sensing Ecohydrology Group at Stanford University is looking for a postdoc to research live fuel moisture content dynamics in the context of Western US wildfires. This project is part of a large, multi-PI grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on Western US fire and forest resilience, and the postdoc will be an active part of the project team, including possible collaborations with other groups. 

We are most interested in a postdoc to study the effect of fuels management on drought sensitivity of Western US ecosystems via analysis of microwave remote sensing derived live fuel moisture content. More broadly, the position can also focus on analyzing the interaction between live fuel moisture content and wildfire and ecological dynamics, or in SAR-based remote sensing of live fuel moisture. 

If you have expertise in wildfires, large-scale plant hydraulics, remote sensing of vegetation water,  you may be a great fit for this position. To apply, please send a cover email and CV to Alex Konings at In your cover email, please explain what aspects of the position you are most interested in and why.  The pay is commensurate with experience, and is adjusted for the high cost of living in the Palo Alto, CA. University-wide regulations do not allow for remote positions. The appointment length will be for up to 24 months with the potential for extension. An ideal start date for the position would be January 2025 or shortly thereafter.