[PhD] Spatial monitoring of soil organic carbon stocks

Ecosys (AgroParisTech) and Infosol (Inra) are looking for PhD candidates. The objective of this PhD thesis is to evaluate the capacity of Sentinel 2 and/or 1 satellite time series to monitor SOC for agroecosystems. It questions the quantitative performance that is reachable through plurimensual and multiyear optical Sentinel-2 combined or not to Sentinel-1 radar time series, for diversified croplands with contrasted soil types, climatic conditions and agricultural practices, located within the Parisian Basin (Versailles Plain, Beauce), region of Toulouse or in French Brittany.

Academic supervisor
Emmanuelle VAUDOUR, Associate Professor (with Habilitation HDR) at AgroParisTech, UMR 1402 ECOSYS AgroParisTech/INRA, Univ. Paris Saclay, Soil lab

Doctoral School
ABIES (http://www2.agroparistech.fr/abies/)

Infosol supervisor
Dominique ARROUAYS, head of Infosol national soil mapping service, dominique.arrouays@infosol.fr

PhD location
Infosol, Orléans or Grignon or Saclay

Duration and start date
3 years, starting preferably on October 1, 2019

Employer
INRA ECOSYS

Academic requirements
University Master degree in soil science or remote sensing and inclination to digital soil mapping

Language requirements
Fluency in French or English, willingness to learn French

For information or to submit an application, please contact emmanuelle.vaudour@agroparistech.fr and dominique.arrouays@inra.fr

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