A good first degree (1 or good 2-1), or a good Masters degree in a physical, mathematical or biological discipline, such as mathematics, physics, geophysics, engineering, biology, ecology, biomedical science, biochemistry, zoology or meteorology is required. Experience in programming (e.g. Python, Matlab, IDL, R…) and fieldwork is of advantage.
Contact is strongly encouraged before application so that we may discuss your interests and project specifics. Help with the application process may also be provided. Enquiries should be made by contacting Dr Ryan Neely, Associate Professor of Observational Atmospheric Science ([email protected]).
References and Further Reading
Biesmeijer, JC et al. (2006), Parallel Declines in Pollinators and Insect-Pollinated Plants in Britain and the Netherlands, Science 313, 351-354.
Ceballos, G., P. R. Ehrlich, and R. Dirzo (2017), Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(30), E6089–E6096, doi:10.1073/pnas.1704949114.
Chilson, P. B., W. F. Frick, J. F. Kelly, K. W. Howard, R. P. Larkin, R. H. Diehl, J. K. Westbrook, T. A. Kelly, and T. H. Kunz (2012), Partly Cloudy with a Chance of Migration: Weather, Radars, and Aeroecology, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93(5), 669–686, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00099.1.
Chilson, P. B., E. Bridge, W. F. Frick, J. W. Chapman, and J. F. Kelly (2012), Radar aeroecology: exploring the movements of aerial fauna through radio-wave remote sensing, Biology Letters, 8(5), 698–701, doi:10.1098/rsbl.2012.0384.
Chilson, P. B., W. F. Frick, P. M. Stepanian, J. R. Shipley, T. H. Kunz, and J. F. Kelly (2012), Estimating animal densities in the aerosphere using weather radar: To Z or not to Z? Ecosphere, 3(8), 1–19, doi:10.1890/ES12-00027.1.
Gauthreaux, S. A., J. W. Livingston, and C. G. Belser (2007), Detection and discrimination of fauna in the aerosphere using Doppler weather surveillance radar, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 48(1), 12–23, doi:10.1093/icb/icn021.
Gürbüz, S. Z., D. R. Reynolds, J. Koistinen, F. Liechti, H. Leijnse, J. Shamoun-Baranes, A. M. Dokter, J. Kelly, and J. W. Chapman (2015), Exploring the skies: Technological challenges in radar aeroecology, pp. 0817–0822, IEEE.
Hu, G., K. S. Lim, N. Horvitz, S. J. Clark, D. R. Reynolds, N. Sapir, and J. W. Chapman (2016), Mass seasonal bioflows of high-flying insect migrants, Science, 354(6319), 1584–1587, doi:10.1126/science.aah4379.
Kunz, T. H. et al. (2007), Aeroecology: probing and modeling the aerosphere, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 48(1), 1–11, doi:10.1093/icb/icn037.
Mirkovic, D., P. M. Stepanian, J. F. Kelly, and P. B. Chilson (2016), Electromagnetic Model Reliably Predicts Radar Scattering Characteristics of Airborne Organisms,, 6(1), 1–11, doi:10.1038/srep35637.
Westbrook, J. K., R. S. Eyster, and W. W. Wolf (2013), WSR-88D doppler radar detection of corn earworm moth migration, Int J Biometeorol, 58(5), 931–940, doi:10.1007/s00484-013-0676-5.
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