Manuscript on climate change-induced droughts, regenerating forests, forest carbon management and UAV applications

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Morobe Development Foundation Inc. is a not-for-profit organization based in Papua New Guinea and was established to promote sustainable community development initiatives and thereby address several exigent issues – ranging from environmental conservation to women's rights – that are hindering the progress of the country. Few of our ongoing projects focus on applications of various remote sensing technologies for monitoring forest biomass, tracking land use land change patterns, evaluating climate change impacts, and conserving sea turtle habitats. We are currently looking for two online volunteers who are passionate about climate change/forestry/remote sensing-related topics and are enthusiastic about enhancing their research writing skills (approximately 20 hours per week for 2 months).

Morobe Development Foundation (MDF) Inc. is looking for two online volunteers who have expertise in research writing (e.g., articles, reports, etc.) and a background in the field of forestry, hydrology, meteorology, climate change, remote sensing, or related areas. Selected volunteers would be expected to assist the MDF team with literature review, journal article writing, and/or grant proposal submissions. The topics of research will range from domains such as climate change-induced droughts, forest regeneration, and carbon sequestration to applications of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) for forest management. Experience with working on regenerating forests, water stress monitoring, and/or UAV remote sensing is highly preferred. The results of this project will be included in a peer-reviewed journal article, and based on the level of contributions, the volunteers would be acknowledged (with a certificate) and/or invited to be a co-author. Students looking into applying for Ph.D. programs are highly encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidates should have demonstrated writing experience and have a master’s degree or equivalent (e.g., bachelor’s degree with 3+ years) in an area related to forestry, hydrology, meteorology, climate change, remote sensing, or related fields. Must have good communication and be very attentive, responsive, and proactive, as our projects are very fast-paced. If you would like to be considered, please apply with your CV and a statement of purpose (~ 200-300 words) highlighting your experience with writing scientific articles/reports on the aforementioned topics and why you would be the best candidate for this role. You can find some of our recent publications here:

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