Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU

Funding Opportunity ID: 284287
Opportunity Number: G16AS00072
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 01, 2016
Close Date: Jun 17, 2016
Last Updated Date: Jun 01, 2016
Award Ceiling: $499,999
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $499,999
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research in assessing the ecological impacts of hydroscape modifications and developing tools to support decision making in the aquatic ecosystem management and ecological restoration. Nationally, most hydroscapes have been altered by man-built structures, water management and diversion, and other social-economic activities. The compositions, spatial patterns, and dynamics of these hydroscapes have been re-configured intentionally or unintentionally by these domesticating processes with unintended consequences for populations, communities, and ecosystems. For instance, levees constructed for flood control may decrease connectivity between floodplain and river channels, thereby limiting aquatic habitat, the exchange of nutrients, and natural flood attenuation. Information regarding the magnitude, characteristic, extent, and ecological consequences of hydroscape modification is much needed to improve our understanding of hydrologic, geomorphic, biogeochemical, and biological interactions and processes and to inform planning and design of aquatic restoration and conservation.
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