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Undergrad Positions Available in Species Mapping

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The Center for Geospatial Analytics’ Biological Invasions research group is recruiting one to two NC State University undergraduate students to contribute to a project(s) focused on simulating the spread of invasive pests and pathogens in the US and producing point location and raster maps of host (tree and crop) species maps. 

Responsibilities may include: 

  • Attending meetings virtually and in person
  • Conducting literature reviews
  • Collecting data
  • Labeling data
  • Creating databases 
  • Assisting in validating remote sensing and AI image classification

The research assistant(s) will receive training to accomplish the required duties.

Students interested in applying geospatial analytics to investigate biological invasions or crop and tree species identification and mapping (data labeling and AI algorithms) would be most suited to this position. The position requires an average availability of 10 hours a week and interested students must be able to commit for a minimum of one semester. Preference will be given to junior- and senior-level students with experience in programming (e.g., R, Python) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 

Interested students should email Dr. Chris Jones ( with their CV/resume by August 1, 2023.