15.678 Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units

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15.678 Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units: The research team will evaluate the utility of imagery collected using low-level unmanned aerial systems (UAS) observation methods to locate nests and monitor nesting behavior of waterfowl at Kigigak Island on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, AK. Nest visitation by researchers can increase waterfowl nest and egg mortality due primarily to increased abandonment and depredation. This is a concern for all waterfowl monitoring and research activities, but is particularly problematic at Kigigak Island, a long-standing research camp with extremely high densities of nesting waterfowl. Monitoring activities at Kigigak Island are specifically focused on a number of high profile species including the threatened Spectacled Eider. Developing effective and less intrusive methodologies for nest searching and data collections has been identified as a critical recovery task by the Spectacled Eider Recovery Team. Recent research using UAS to observe nesting waterfowl both within and outside of Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge has demonstrated such that observations can be conducted with minimal disturbance on both nesting and staging waterfowl. Additionally, further development of emerging remote sensing technologies to observe nesting waterfowl using less intrusive methods will benefit all research aimed at waterfowl nesting ecology. Anticipated products from this funding opportunity will include a Master¿s Thesis and manuscripts to be published in the primary literature useful to inform monitoring and research efforts on the conduct and utility of UAS-based waterfowl observation methods. This funding opportunity will support a number of the Secretary of Interior¿s Top Ten Priorities. Most notably it will help to create a conservation stewardship legacy second only to Teddy Roosevelt by utilizing science to identify best practices to manage land and water resources and adapt to changes in the environment. Additionally, it will folster relationships with conservation organizations (Waterfowl Conservation Commission of the Alaska Village Council Presidents) advocating for balanced stewardship and use of public lands. Similarly, it will help strike a regulatory balance by ensuring Endangered Species Act decisions (i.e., Spectacled Eider) are based on strong science and thorough analysis.
Federal Grant Title: 15.678 Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Units
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F19AS00354
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.678
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 31st, 2019
Original Application Deadline: August 31st, 2019
Posted Date: August 26th, 2019
Creation Date: August 26th, 2019
Archive Date: September 1st, 2019
Total Program Funding: $80,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $80,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $80,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: August 26th, 2019
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Sole source intended for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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