Job classifying bird habitat with remote sensing

Student Service Contractor: Classification of Bird Habitat using Remote Sensing
U.S. Geological Survey, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center


We anticipate hiring a student services contractor to assist with a remote sensing project to monitor waterfowl habitat and shorebird habitat on agricultural landscapes along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast from Texas to Alabama using satellite imagery. This student contract position is open to a recent graduate with a B.S. degree. The applicant must have graduated within the last year. This student services contractor will help with the following activities: (1) geospatial data compilation; (2) assess waterfowl and shorebird habitats via classification of Landsat satellite imagery; (3) data management; (4) geospatial data analysis; (5) figure and table preparation; and (6) verbal and written communication of results. The student services contractor will work with Nicholas Enwright (

In order to be eligible, applicants must have the status listed above and be eligible to work in the U.S. as a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident. The applicant should have an interest and experience in remote sensing and geospatial analyses.

To apply for this position, please send the following information to Nicholas Enwright via email (         

(1)   A cover letter explaining their interest in the position

(2)   A resume or CV with references

(3)   A sample geospatial-focused report or product, particularly one with remote sensing components (e.g., a class paper or writing assignment)


Please send this information in an attachment via email with the following subject line: Application- Student Research Opportunity. A single attachment is preferred.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


For more information on the student service contractor position, please see the attached scope of work. For any questions, contact Nicholas Enwright (

Nicholas Enwright, Ph.D.
U.S. Geological Survey
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Lafayette, LA 70506