Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for an ongoing project at El Malpais National Monument. White-nose syndrome (WNS) is a new disease of the 21st century that is killing bats during their hibernation. Since its discovery in New York, white-nose syndrome has spread westward as far as western Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri. Throughout its current range of occurrence, WNS has affected 6 species of bats in the eastern United States with many areas having greater than 95% colony loss. WNS is caused by the fungus Geomyces destructans and noted that this fungus can be transmitted through direct bat to bat contact. In 2010, this causal fungal agent was discovered in the western panhandle of Oklahoma, approximately 621 miles from the current and closest range limits of WNS-affected areas in Tennessee and Kentucky. In addition to the range extension of G. destructans relative to the current location of WNS, this fungus has been found on a new host species, the cave myotis (Myotis velifer), approximately 200 miles from New Mexico, in the Oklahoma panhandle.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G13AS00042
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.808
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Original Application Deadline: May 10, 2013
Posted Date: Apr 30, 2013
Creation Date: Apr 30, 2013
Archive Date: Jul 30, 2013
Total Program Funding: $18,000
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 Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Grant Announcement Contact
Faith Graves, []
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