Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: MSCA-IF 2017 at the Department of Geographical Regional Analysis and Physical Geography

    01/09/2018 12:30 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Granada
    International Project Office
    Promotion & Advisory Unit

Professor María Teresa Camacho Olmedo, from the Department of Geographical Regional Analysis and Physical Geography at the University of Granada, welcomes postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF) in this university. Applicants must comply with the Mobility Rule (more information in the participant guide: http://sl.ugr.es/097k).


(Landscape, Territorial Planning and Local Development) http://sej170.ugr.es/datos_inicio/ Instituto de Desarrollo Regional, University of Granada, include among its research lines the studies about Landscape, Rural Areas, Mediterranean areas, Urban Systems, Water and Energy, Protected Areas, Geographical Information Systems and Modelling, etc. Dr Camacho Olmedo leads the project Geomatic simulations for modelling environmental dynamics II. Horizon 2020, Spanish Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness and European Regional Development Fund FEDER (ref. BIA2013-43462-P, http://geofireg.ugr.es/sigeomod/), as well as previous competitive projects from 2003 about land use and cover modelling, simulation models and scenarios, and environmental dynamics. Some of the most important results are:

- INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON GEOMATIC APPROACHES FOR MODELLING LAND CHANGE SCENARIOS GAMOLCS 2017. GISTAM 2017 3rd International Conference on Geographical Information Systems Theory, Applications and Management. Porto – Portugal. April 27 - 28, 2017 http://www.gistam.org/?y=2017

- Camacho Olmedo MT, M Paegelow, JF Mas and F Escobar (eds.) (2018) Geomatic approaches for modelling land change scenarios. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography LNGC series (http://www.springer.com/series/7418) Springer ISBN: 978-3-319-60800-6.

Geomatic simulations for environmental modelling based on models embedded in Geographical Information System (among other specific software), contribute to the understanding and prediction of its future evolution, and constitute a very valuable tool for decision support. The project BIA2013–43462–P is a continuation of the project BIA2028-00681 and BIA2003-01499. The aim of SIGEOMOD_2020 is twofold: i) the modelling of both, land use and land cover changes (LUCC), and vegetation phenology, through the methodological comparison of a number of models applied to different study areas; and ii) the proposal of different future scenarios with the horizon 2020.The application of LUCC simulation models to different areas in Spain, France and Mexico, will allow obtaining an outstanding database and multi-scale thematic maps. Additionally, modelling knowledge will be gathered, improving its generalisation capacity. The modelling of Iberian and European vegetation phenology will allow the mapping of its spatio-temporal variability and will contribute to a better understanding to the vegetation response to climate and anthropic drivers. The accuracy assessment of LUCC simulation models and the integration and development of new functions for prediction improving, together with the modification of classic assessment measures, constitute the methodological aims of SIGEOMOD_2020. The applied methodologies will be able to be applied to other geographic environments. Knowledge transfer to different entities in Italy, the Netherlands, Brazil, and USA, and its divulgation, is one of the expected results of this project.

Research Area:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities (SOC)

  • Environmental Sciences and Geology (ENV)

For a correct evaluation of your candidature, please send the documents below to Professor (camacho@ugr.es):

  • CV
  • Letter of recommendation (optional)