Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Californian CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Californian CESU: The US Geological Survey seeks to cooperate with a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) for the purpose of improving methods to track annual change in areas of mountain pine beetle-infested forest areas in the western United States. Mountain pine beetle (MPB) is the most destructive forest insect of the western United States and Canada, where it occurs widely on a variety of pine species. The current MPB outbreak has impacted large expanses of lodgepole and ponderosa pine forests, changing their ability to act as carbon sinks, altering wildfire hazards, modifying local surface energy balance, altering hydrology, and changing regional climate. Although there is general knowledge, based on aerial surveillance, about the distribution of MPB and it s change over time for the western US, a considerable amount of uncertainty exists in such knowledge. Therefore, it is desirable to develop and improve monitoring techniques that can accurately and effectively track spatio-temporal patterns of MPB based on time-series remotely sensed data to assess the long-term impacts by this type of disturbance in forests.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Californian CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G15AS00049
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.808
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Mar 30, 2015
Posted Date: Mar 17, 2015
Creation Date: Mar 17, 2015
Archive Date: Jun 17, 2015
Total Program Funding: $350,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESU s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Grant Announcement Contact
Faith Graves, 703-648-7356 fgraves@usgs.gov
fgraves@usgs.gov

Geological Survey 703-648-7344
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