Offre de thèse (géomorphologie fluviale) – Université de Grenoble et Irstea
The AFB (Agence Française pour la Biodiversité) is funding a research project to investigate the application of high-resolution imagery to the hydromorphological analysis of alpine river channels. The general objective of the project is to improve the AFB standardized field-based protocol of data collection about hydromorphological conditions of rivers in France, following the application of the EU Water Framework Directive. Recent advances in remote sensing technologies offer new opportunities to better understand the complex morphological and sedimentological patterns of river channels, notably in alpine environments where the spatiotemporal variability of geomorphic processes is particularly high.
Within the framework of this project, the ETNA research team of Grenoble seeks a motivated and capable graduate for a 36 months PhD research contract to work on high-resolution imagery applications to the understanding of alpine river channel morphology, sedimentology, and morphodynamics. The research work is linked with issues related to human alterations of channel morphology, as well as stream restoration projects. The successful candidate should have a MSc degree in physical geography, geosciences or earth sciences, with a focus on fluvial geomorphology/remote sensing. Data analysis includes photogrammetry (SfM) of UAV-based images, LiDAR data processing, 3D point cloud analysis, GIS-based data analysis, and ground-based topographic and grain-size surveys.
More information about the project, job profile, and the conditions for application can be found at www.irstea.fr, heading join us/PhD/Offres de these