Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU

Funding Opportunity ID: 284396
Opportunity Number: G16AS00081
Opportunity Title: Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky 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. CESUâ¿¿s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Rocky Mountains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Agency Code: DOI-USGS1
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Geological Survey
Posted Date: Jun 06, 2016
Close Date: Jun 20, 2016
Last Updated Date: Jun 06, 2016
Award Ceiling: $250,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $250,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The U.S. Geological Surveyâ¿¿s (USGS) Fort Collins Science Center (FORT) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research on a question of major national and international interest â¿¿ how do certain hibernating bats survive the devastating disease known as White-nose syndrome (WNS)? WNS is an emerging infectious disease of hibernating bats that is causing unprecedented population declines of multiple bat species in North America, including several species that are listed as endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Nearly three-quarters of the 43 bat species occurring in the U.S. rely on hibernation as their main strategy for surviving harsh winters and WNS potential threatens their existence. Multiple federal and state resource management agencies, as well non-governmental organizations, are either mandated or driven by public sentiment to try and decrease the adverse effects of this unprecedented wildlife crisis. There is a high degree of uncertainty surrounding the emergence of this disease and existing paradigms for understanding and managing it are inadequate. New methods of studying and responding to WNS are needed.
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