Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, South Florida CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, South Florida CESU: This opportunity is to support research to be performed for the Greater Everglades Ecosystem restoration planning and scenario evaluation. This study focuses on analysis of carbon isotopic signatures of soil organic matter (SOM) in marl prairie sediment cores to reconstruct historic vegetation and hydrologic conditions. Objectives include measurement of carbon isotopes from an estimated 105 samples from sediment cores collected in marl prairies throughout the Greater Everglades ecosystem. Because the abundance of C3 plants is positively correlated with wetland hydroperiod, changes in ∂13C values of SOM reflects, in large part, changes in proportions of C3 and C4 species related to hydrologic shifts. Other proxies examined from these samples include pollen and charcoal, and a combination of radiocarbon dating, lead-210 and cesium-137 analysis, and pollen biostratigraphy form the basis for development of age models. Ultimately, the resulting stable isotope data will be integrated with evidence from pollen and charcoal analyses to identify intervals of vegetation change associated with development of marl-prairie plant communities.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, South Florida CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: 10HQPA0042
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.808
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2010
Original Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2010
Posted Date: Mar 08, 2010
Creation Date: Mar 08, 2010
Archive Date: Apr 16, 2010
Total Program Funding: $15,000
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 Ecosystems Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESU's are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the South Florida Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program
Grant Announcement Contact
FAITH GRAVES Contract Specialist Phone 703-648-7356

Contract Specialist [fgraves@usgs.gov]
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