Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Lakes Northern Forests

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Lakes Northern Forests: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Great Lakes Science Center, is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for a research project seeking to improve understanding of the food-web linkages between nearshore and offshore. This project is under the umbrella of the 2015 Coordinated Science and Monitoring Initiative that focuses on the Lake Michigan Ecosystem. The USGS design includes sampling eight nearshore-to-offshore transects, with water, plankton, benthos, and fish being sampled at 18, 46, and >100 m bottom depth at each transect. It also locates transects along a gradient of proximity to tributary inputs of phosphorus (from adjacent to high-loading tributaries, such as the St. Joseph River, to adjacent to no tributaries, such as offshore of Arcadia, Michigan). Sampling of transects will occur in spring, summer, and autumn. Two key research objectives include 1) How does nutrient availability change from nearshore to offshore and how is that availability influenced by proximity to tributary inputs?, 2) How well does productivity of phytoplankton within a given habitat correspond to productivity of zooplankton and fish?. Understanding the distribution and abundance of nutrients and biota (e.g., invertebrates, fish) across a nearshore to offshore gradient remains a key knowledge gap identified by the Lake Michigan LAMP and fishery management community. Increased understanding and knowledge of the Lake Michigan nearshore will facilitate the development of a Nearshore Strategy by the LAMP, which is called for in the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Lakes Northern Forests
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G15AS00010
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.808
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Nov 17, 2014
Posted Date: November 5th, 2014
Creation Date: Nov 5, 2014
Archive Date: Feb 5, 2015
Total Program Funding: $487,000
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 Great Lakes Northern Forests (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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