Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Lakes Northern Forest CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Lakes Northern Forest CESU: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research to develop tools that will narrow existing knowledge gaps on the status and key drivers of inland fisheries, given their importance in providing food for developing countries and in driving economies in developed countries. Extensive research on multiple downscaling climate models has been supported by the NCCWSC which has resulted in a range of downscaled forecasts for key environmental variables (i.e., water temperature, precipitation, water level, ice cover) in different regions of the United States (e.g., Pacific northwest (Shafer et al.), Florida peninsula (Smith et al.), Great Lakes region (Bunnell et al.)). By providing models that provide potentially less biased estimates of fish production as well as some key variables that could predict fish production, managers will have better information to both manage these key fisheries in their current state and perhaps prepare for future climate-induced changes. With improved understanding of the status of inland fisheries, managers can have better information to guide difficult decisions regarding competing demands for water, and perhaps ameliorate any perception that inland fisheries can afford to be marginalized and ignored.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Lakes Northern Forest CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G13AS00096
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 15.808
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Jul 19, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Jul 12, 2013
Posted Date: Jul 02, 2013
Creation Date: Jul 10, 2013
Archive Date: Aug 11, 2013
Total Program Funding: $400,000
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 Great Lakes Northern Forests (CESU) Program.
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