Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with North Atlantic Coast CESU

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Funding Opportunity ID:333443
Opportunity Number:G21AS00515
Opportunity Title:Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with North Atlantic Coast CESU
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity:Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s):15.808
Eligible Applicants: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 North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Agency Code:DOI-USGS1
Agency Name:Department of the Interior
U. S. Geological Survey
Posted Date:May 11, 2021
Close Date:Jun 14, 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 11, 2021
Award Ceiling:$300,000
Award Floor:$75,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:$300,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description:The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner with expertise in wildlife and conservation biology in support of a new research project focused on identifying the effects of changing climate, wildfire disturbance, degrading permafrost, and shifting landcover on anurans (e.g., Wood Frog, Lithobates sylvaticus) and their habitats in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, a forested, high-latitude, and disturbance-prone environment in Alaska, and other boreal environments where disturbance complexes interact to alter landscapes, habitats, and wildlife populations. Particularly interested in the relationships of spatial and temporal patterns of wildfire, wildfire severity, and shifting permafrost to anuran distributions (occupancy) and population dynamics (e.g., abundance, production). The expert will function as part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and federal land managers to maximize our understanding of the vulnerability of anuran species to biotic and abiotic stressors, with the aim of providing information essential for conserving populations and habitats.
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