Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Plains CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Plains CESU: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research to support development of genetic techniques for identifying native pollinators of the Northern Great Plains (NGP). USGS scientists have a collection of >30,000 native pollinators sampled from across the NGP including samples collected on U.S. Department of Agriculture Conservation Reserve Program and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges. The original purpose for the specimen collection was to determine the role of federal conservation lands for supporting native pollinator communities. The CESU partner is to develop next-generation sequencing strategies for identifying these native pollinators, to reduce cost and time spent identifying insects in current and future USGS studies. The insect samples have already been collected and identified using traditional taxonomic keys and light microscopy. Because USGS scientists have already collected and identified the samples via light microscopy, the primary objective for our CESU partner will be to develop a novel sequencing strategy for identifying these insects and make comparisons to the taxonomic data USGS has already collected. The broader objective, in subsequent years, is to expand this sequencing protocol into a "whole-insect" multi-assay which would simultaneously identify and genotype pollinators, as well as identify the species of their associated pollen, gut bacteria, and parasites, all in a single sequencing run. Such an assay would facilitate parallel investigations of the role nutrition, parasites and disease, as well as genetic diversity play in the sustainability of pollinator communities. Currently, USGS scientists lack the expertise to develop genetic sequencing strategies for identifying pollinators of the NGP.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Plains CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G16AS00093
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 323962
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jul 1, 2016
Posted Date: Jun 13, 2016
Creation Date: Jun 13, 2016
Archive Date: Sep 13, 2016
Total Program Funding: $68,500
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $68,500
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. CESUâ¿¿s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Great Plains CESU Program.

Grant Announcement Contact
Faith Graves 703-648-7356
Contract Specialist

Geological Survey 703-648-7344
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