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Post Doctoral Research Position

Technology Development for Agricultural Water Use/Crop Evapotranspiration: Our interdisciplinary team (Plant Physiologists, Biometeorologists, and Engineers) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to further the development and validation of our recently patented surface renewal technology.

 

Date posted

Apr 09, 2014 01:30 PM

Application deadline

Jun 09, 2014 01:30 PM

Organization

USDA-ARS lab located on the UC Davis campus

Location

  • United States

Job description

 

Post Doctoral Research Position

The successful applicant will be based in my USDA-ARS lab located on the UC Davis campus, and will work closely with UC Davis Biometeorologists Kyaw Tha Paw U and Rick Snyder and with grower cooperators.

Technology Development for Agricultural Water Use/Crop Evapotranspiration:
Our interdisciplinary team (Plant Physiologists, Biometeorologists, and Engineers) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to further the development and validation of our recently patented surface renewal technology. This technology provides growers with a cost-effective way to measure real-time, site-specific evapotranspiration, and has been calibrated extensively in vineyards against eddy covariance and weighing lysimetry.  The research associate will: utilize existing datasets collected across a broad range of cropping surfaces to evaluate our new surface renewal calculations; establish and maintain stations in a variety of field settings including vineyards and a newly established orchard containing a weighing lysimeter; develop and test a field-ready prototype for irrigation management while working closely with industry partners; test the effectiveness of the tool to detect crop stress thresholds that trigger irrigation events; and/or evaluate its potential as a tool to fight forest fires and forecast yields of row crops. This position is funded for two years through the USDA-ARS Postdoctoral Research Associate Program. The research associate would be housed in the McElrone lab on the UC Davis campus.

Refer to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365413800 for further information on Postdoctoral Research Associate Jobs, complete application instructions, and the full text announcement.

For more details, please contact Dr. Andrew J. McElrone, Research Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis CA 95616 USA. Phone: 530-754-9763, Email: ajmcelrone@ucdavis.edu.

Andrew J. McElrone, PhD
Research Scientist and Assistant Adjunct Professor
USDA-Agricultural Research Service
Department of Viticulture and Enology
University of California
Davis, CA 95616
530-754-9763

 

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