Notice of Intent: Do Western Bat Species Possess Natural Defenses to White-nose syndrome

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Notice of Intent: Do Western Bat Species Possess Natural Defenses to White-nose syndrome: White-nose Syndrome (WNS), caused by the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) threatens bat populations throughout the US, and has spread as far west as Oklahoma and Nebraska and most recently in Washington. WNS is predicted to arrive in New Mexico within five years. WNS-free areas, such as Carlsbad Caverns National Park (CAVE), provide critical opportunities for understanding and using natural bat defenses. Our previous results at CAVE identified 18 Actinobacteria (key antibiotic producers) that can inhibit Pd in lab studies (50% of all isolates showing inhibition). We propose to use genetic sequencing (genome and transcriptomics) to identify the actual antimicrobial compounds being produced on bats. This will reveal which bacteria on bats are actively producing antifungals in the wild to identify the most promising candidates for WNS biocontrol. To promote public education and outreach about WNS and its impact on bats to CAVE's large visitor population, we propose to work with local schools and to create an interpretive 360 panorama of Bat Cave, ranger minutes about bat biology and CAVE WNS research, and a children's book about bats and WNS.
Federal Grant Title: Notice of Intent: Do Western Bat Species Possess Natural Defenses to White-nose syndrome
Federal Agency Name: National Park Service
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: P16AS00188
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 322785
CFDA Descriptions: Cooperative Research and Training Programs - Resources of the National Park System
Current Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2016
Posted Date: May 23, 2016
Creation Date: May 23, 2016
Archive Date: Jun 2, 2016
Total Program Funding: $154,399
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $154,399
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Grants Management Officer Kelly Adams Kelly_Adams@nps.gov
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