Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Desert Southwest CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Desert Southwest CESU: The USGS Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research investigating the establishment, life history, and competitive characteristics of several species of the non-native annual Salsola. On the southeast Colorado Plateau (Navajo Nation, Petrified Forest National Park and associated areas), plants in this genus are commonly associated with the extensive dune fields occurring there. Researchers at the USGS SBSC and the Flagstaff Science Center are studying the contribution of vegetation toward dune stability in this area. The role of Salsola in promoting increased sand transport through competition and replacement of native vegetation is unknown. The research team wishes to acquire more information on the seed germination, establishment and growth rates, and reproductive phenology of Salsola within controlled environments. Primary to that is developing propagation and establishment protocols for growing Salsola in controlled environments. The USGS Southwest Biological Science Center has identified this information as a key science need in support of the field studies and is seeking applicants for a cooperative research project to conduct controlled environment studies and assist with a literature review on these topics.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Desert Southwest CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G15AS00106
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.808
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Jul 17, 2015
Original Application Deadline: Jul 17, 2015
Posted Date: Jun 29, 2015
Creation Date: Jun 29, 2015
Archive Date: Sep 29, 2015
Total Program Funding: $16,796
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 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 Desert Southwest Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit 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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