Notice of Intent: Arthropod responses to climate change and natural disturbance events across an elevational gradient in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico.

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Notice of Intent: Arthropod responses to climate change and natural disturbance events across an elevational gradient in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico.: Climate change, and associated increased variation in weather conditions, are having profound impacts on vegetation and wildlife across the American Southwest. Montane forests of the Southwest are particularly vulnerable to the effects of warmer ambient temperatures, drought, and extreme weather events. A recent pattern of droughts and warmer temperatures since the 1990â¿¿s has caused increased forest tree mortality and increased frequency and severity of forest fires across the Southwest. The Jemez Mountains of northcentral New Mexico have experienced considerable conifer tree mortality due to recent droughts, bark beetle infestations and a series of large catastrophic wildfires over the past couple of decades.
Arthropods (insects, spiders, millipedes, centipedes, crustaceans) tend to be specialized to live in particular environments, largely determined by temperature, moisture and vegetation type. Arthropods are critical ecosystem components that drive many ecological functions, including herbivory, predation, litter decomposition, pollination, pathogen transmission, etc. Arthropods generally have short life cycles and are known to respond rapidly to changes in weather conditions or habitat changes.
A long-term study of arthropod responses to climate change and habitat disturbance was initiated in 1992 by the University of New Mexico, Bandelier National Monument and the USGS Jemez Mountains Field station along an elevational gradient in the Jemez Mountains. The purpose of this research is to determine how climate change affects ground-dwelling arthropods in the Jemez Mountains, especially across the elevation gradient from low elevation pinyon-juniper woodlands, through mid-elevation ponderosa pine forests to high elevation mixed-conifer forests; in addition, the sites could act as experimental monitoring locations for probable disturbance incidents, such as fires or bark-beetle attacks on resident tree species. As important components of forest ecosystems, arthropods should serve as indicators of changes in the species diversity and trophic functional attributes of montane forest ecosystems relative to climate change.


Federal Grant Title: Notice of Intent: Arthropod responses to climate change and natural disturbance events across an elevational gradient in the Jemez Mountains, New Mexico.
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P16AS00157
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 322292
CFDA Descriptions: Cooperative Research and Training Programs - Resources of the National Park System
Current Application Deadline: May 20, 2016
Original Application Deadline: May 20, 2016
Posted Date: May 10, 2016
Creation Date: May 10, 2016
Archive Date: May 23, 2016
Total Program Funding: $59,974
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $59,974
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)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Additional Information on Eligibility
This action will result in a task agreement award under the National Park Service Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU). This is a notice of intent and a noncompetitive award in accordance with the Department of Interior 505 Departmental Manual 2.12C. Please see attached announcement for more information.
Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Management Officer Kelly Adams Kelly_Adams@nps.gov
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