Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
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Science and Technology and other Research and Development
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 the Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Department of the Interior U. S. Geological Survey
May 17, 2021
Jun 18, 2021 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date:
May 17, 2021
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The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research on coral reef . The primary Research Objective of this project is to test hypotheses about long-term changes in coral calcification in response to environmental variability using the emerging technology of computed tomography (CT) and coral cores collected from Ofu Island in American Samoa and from inshore locations throughout south Florida. In doing so, this project aims to 1) reconstruct decadal to millennial-scale changes in calcification during the Holocene to determine how longer-term environmental changes, including ocean warming and ecosystem degradation, influence coral growth and 2) develop decades- to centuries-long records of coral growth and bioerosion preserved within individual cores and to provide important historical context for modern day studies of coral calcification, reef erosion, and the impacts of these processes on reef health.
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