Cooperative Ecoystem Studies Unit, South Florida/Caribbean CESU

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Cooperative Ecoystem Studies Unit, South Florida/Caribbean CESU: The US Geological Survey, Southeast Ecological Science Center (SESC), is officer a funding opportunity for research on the effects of global climate change (GCC) and sea level rise (SLR) on coastal vegetation, including transitions from freshwater vegetation communities to communities associated with more marine or brackish conditions. This will be a consequence not only of gradual SLR, but also of storm surges that can deposit large amounts of saline water far inland and possibly trigger major regime shifts to more salinity-tolerant vegetation. A model currently exists to examine mangrove/ hammock interaction and regime shift (the MANHAM model, Sternberg et al. 2007, Teh et al. 2008) and has been used for projecting ecotone movement and changes in salinity. This model demonstrates that acute increases in salinities of the vadose zone, induced by storm surge overwash events, might reduce the growth rate of the salinity intolerant hardwood hammock trees. This could promote regime shifts toward mangroves at sites that are far inland, but reachable by storm surges. This model does not take into account some features of the environment, such as groundwater dynamics, however, and needs to be improved and broadened.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecoystem Studies Unit, South Florida/Caribbean CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G14AS00025
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.808
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2014
Posted Date: Jan 22, 2014
Creation Date: Jan 22, 2014
Archive Date: Apr 22, 2014
Total Program Funding: $12,000
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 South Florida/Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Grant Announcement Contact
Faith Graves, 703-648-7356

Geological Survey 703-648-7344
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