Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU

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Funding Opportunity ID: 285290
Opportunity Number: G16AS00105
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 Mountain Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.
Agency Code: DOI-USGS1
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Geological Survey
Posted Date: Jun 22, 2016
Close Date: Jul 08, 2016
Last Updated Date: Jun 22, 2016
Award Ceiling: $19,740
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $19,740
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: US Geological Survey, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research to evaluate the impact of the eradication of the invasive American bullfrog on threatened Chiricahua Leopard Frog and the threatened Northern Mexican Gartersnake populations in southern Arizona. The continued presence of bullfrogs threatens to reverse gains in recovery through previous eradication efforts. Current efforts will focus on the remaining strongholds of the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge (BANWR) and areas in the surrounding landscape that continue to serve as a source of new invaders. The project area will include the BANWR, Coronado National Forest, private and State lands in southern Arizona along the USA/Mexico border. eDNA methods will be used to estimate occupancy of Chiricahua Leopard Frogs, Northern Mexican Gartersnakes, the American Bullfrog, as well as five additional species of amphibians or pathogens that commonly occur in this landscape. Stratification of sampling areas will take place so as to compare and recommend management actions based on the relative value of targeting several small populations of invasive species compared to targeting a few, large populations of an invasive species.
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