Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Californian CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Californian CESU: The USGS, Western Ecological Research Center is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research on the interactions of mountain gartersnakes (Thamnophis elegans elegans) with mountain yellow-legged frogs (Rana sierrae and R. muscosa) to better understand this predator-prey system and ameliorate the threat resident mountain gartersnakes pose to reintroduced populations of mountain yellow-legged frogs. Mountain yellow-legged frogs have declined with the introduction of trout to historically fishless alpine lakes and the emergence of the lethal fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, and have therefore been federally listed as Endangered. Translocation and reintroduction have been identified as important components of recovery for mountain yellow-legged frogs, but some translocation and reintroduction efforts have failed in part because of predation by mountain gartersnakes on reintroduced frogs. It is therefore imperative to understand causes of reintroduction success and failure, and to develop translocation protocols that increase the likelihood of successful translocation. This funding opportunity is to provide expertise and logistical support for surveys for mountain yellow-legged frogs, surveys for and experimental translocations of mountain gartersnakes, and assistance with data analysis and report and manuscript preparation.
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: G16AS00060
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 321641
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: May 13, 2016
Original Application Deadline: May 13, 2016
Posted Date: Apr 27, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 27, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 27, 2016
Total Program Funding: $109,420
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $109,420
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. CESUs 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
Contract Specialist

Geological Survey 703-648-7344
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