Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Gulf Coast CESU

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Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Gulf Coast CESU: The US Geological Survey, Alaska Science Center, is offering a funding opportunity for research to evaluate the blood chemistry of male caribou (Rangifer tarandus) at the onset of the breeding season. Caribou are polygynous cervids that breed in late September and October at the end of the annual growing season. Field studies by USGS indicate that caribou males reach full adult body mass at about 5 years of age and likely become competitive in the annual rut at that age. The costs and consequences of the rut can be extreme in that males lose substantial body mass (~ 34% per Barboza et al. [2004]) and experience reduced survival and a limited life span once adulthood is reached. USGS is interested in a collaborative effort to assay and interpret hormones and stable isotope diet markers in blood of male caribou collected at the onset of the annual breeding season in order to gain understanding of factors contributing to the observed patterns of growth and survival for male caribou. This research is expected to provide increased understanding of the physiological mechanisms that drive observed characteristics of caribou ecology and population dynamics, and will be of interest to scientists and resource managers involved in management of caribou and other cervids throughout North America.
Federal Grant Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Gulf Coast CESU
Federal Agency Name: Geological Survey
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: G16AS00089
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 323941
CFDA Descriptions: U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection
Current Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jun 28, 2016
Posted Date: Jun 13, 2016
Creation Date: Jun 13, 2016
Archive Date: Sep 13, 2016
Total Program Funding: $45,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $45,000
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 Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Grant Announcement Contact
Faith Graves 703-648-7356
Contract Specialist

Geological Survey 703-648-7344
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