Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rock Mountain CESU

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Funding Opportunity ID: 323620
Opportunity Number: G20AS00029
Opportunity Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rock Mountain 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 a western US Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) program, including the Rocky Mountain CESU program.
Agency Code: DOI-USGS1
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
U. S. Geological Survey
Posted Date: Jan 13, 2020
Close Date: Feb 03, 2020
Last Updated Date: Jan 13, 2020
Award Ceiling: $120,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $120,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner to support a collaborative research effort with USGS scientists to the past and the present to understand fire ecology in sagebrush habitats of the Gunnison sage- grouse. The researchers will work with USGS FORT scientists to collect, prepare, and analyze tree-ring fire-scar samples from in the upper Gunnison Basin, as well as collect and analyze vegetation data on fire effects in sagebrush ecosystems, which are habitat for Gunnison sage-grouse. This work will increase our understanding of multi-century climate-fire-vegetation dynamics in sagebrush/forest ecotones in the upper Gunnison Basin, which has direct relevance for sagebrush ecosystem dynamics and sagebrush-dependent biota, including the threatened Gunnison sage-grouse.
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