15.678 – Cooperatiev Ecosystem Studies Unit

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Funding Opportunity ID: 318378
Opportunity Number: F19AS00297
Opportunity Title: 15.678 – Cooperatiev Ecosystem Studies Unit
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.678
Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Intended to soul-source with University of Nevada – Reno
Agency Code: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: Jul 12, 2019
Close Date: Jul 17, 2019
Last Updated Date: Jul 12, 2019
Award Ceiling: $110,577
Award Floor: $110,577
Estimated Total Program Funding: $110,577
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Funds are available to develop a statistical adaptive monitoring framework for sea otters in southeastern Alaska. The applicant must be able to: 1) develop a Bayesian hierarchical model for the purpose of estimating and forecasting occupancy and abundance of a spreading population of sea otters; 2) use the statistical forecast of the population as a basis for evaluating different candidate monitoring frameworks; 3) identify an optimal framework using design criteria; 4) test model performance and sensitivity with simulated and real data; 5) draft analytical procedures for use and implementation by staff biologists with limited statistical expertise; and 6) write final report (or manuscripts) and other products as necessary in a timely manner. This project addresses the Department of Interior financial assistance priority of creating a conservation legacy second only to Teddy Roosevelt by utilizing science to identify best practices to managing natural resources and adapting to a changes in the environment. In addition, this project will increase efficiency and scientific rigor, while reducing uncertainty in management of sea otters under the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
Version: 2
Modification Comments: Updated program POC





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