Risk of Plague to Prairie Dog Population in Five Great Plains's Parks

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Risk of Plague to Prairie Dog Population in Five Great Plains's Parks: Conduct a baseline inventory and assessment of plague in five NPS units in the Northern Great Plains, identify the flea species present in those parks, the genetic variability of the fleas and prairie dogs in and near the parks, to assess the risk of plague epizootics in prairie dogs, and to identify management actions to reduce the risk of epizootics.
Federal Grant Title: Risk of Plague to Prairie Dog Population in Five Great Plains's Parks
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: A6067090010
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: Information not provided
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: Sep 02, 2009
Original Application Deadline: Sep 25, 2009
Posted Date: Aug 31, 2009
Creation Date: Aug 31, 2009
Archive Date: Oct 25, 2009
Total Program Funding: $91,432
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Biological/Research
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
This is a single source award to University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. The PI is uniquely qualified to conduct the study. He developed a novel DNA approach to identify the paque bacterium in the host fleas. His method can not only identify plaque in the environment, but they have the potential to predict plaque epizootics. The PI has also successfully amplified eight microsatellite loci in black-tailed prairie dogs and he has use microstatellite primers from the hen flea to amplify microsatellites in the prairie dog flea. The PI is currently the only one conducting this type of work and he has the baseline information, equipment and experience necessary to efficiently conduct the work in the parks in the proposed study. The PI has years of field experience in Montana conducting similar studies.
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Tonya Bradley Contract Specialist Phone 402-661-1656

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