Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, North Atlantic Coast CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, North Atlantic Coast CESU: U.S. Geological Survey⿿s (USGS) Great Lakes Science Center is offering a funding opportunity for research on ⿿Truncating the Competitive Ability of Phragmites australis by Targeting Microbial Endophytes.⿝ In this project, will evaluate the role of microbial endophytes in enhancing the growth and stress tolerance of invasive Phragmites australis. Will further evaluate the potential to reduce the invasive character of Phragmites by inhibiting the symbiotic microbes of Phragmites using naturally occurring microbial inhibitors. The proposed initial work will be completed in one year, but follow up work is likely. Studies to be included in the project will answer the following questions: 1.) Do Phragmites endophytes suppress soil pathogens? 2.) Do Phragmites endophytes colonize and reduce competitiveness of distantly related competitor plants? 3.) Do endophytes of Phragmites provide increased phosphate or other nutrients to plants? 4.) Do ⿿great willow herb⿿ (Epilobium hirsutum) endophytes (or endophytes from other plant species) antagonize Phragmites australis seedlings? Can these bacteria be used as a bioherbicides to control Phragmites? 5.) Can reduce competiveness of Phragmites by inhibiting its endophytic bacteria? 6.) What are the interactions (communications) between endophytic bacteria and seedlings in early colonization events? If successful, this approach may provide a new model for combating invasive species by reducing the competitive abilities of plants through targeting their symbiotic associations using environmentally friendly compounds. This work is consistent with the overall science agenda (http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmicb.2015.00095/full) driving the multi-agency federal-academic Collaborative for Microbial Symbiosis and Phragmites Management.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, North Atlantic Coast CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G16AS00102
Type of Funding: Information not provided
CFDA Numbers: 326800
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jul 8, 2016
Posted Date: Jun 22, 2016
Creation Date: Jun 22, 2016
Archive Date: Sep 22, 2016
Total Program Funding: $93,389
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $93,389
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Information not provided
Additional Information on Eligibility
This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESUâ¿¿s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the North Atlantic Coast (CESU) Program.

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Faith Graves 703-648-7356 fgraves@usgs.gov
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