Identifying Factors Responsible for Ranaviral Disease Outbreaks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Funding Opportunity Number: P15AS00287
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
CFDA Number: 15.945
Eligible Applicants Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Agency Name: DOI-NPS
Closing Date: Sep 11, 2015
Award Ceiling: $0
Expected Number of Awards:
Creation Date: Sep 03, 2015
Funding Opportunity Description: There is urgent need to 1) identify the factors responsible for ranavirus emergence at Gourley Pond, 2) quantify the effects of ranavirus outbreaks on the Gourley Pond amphibian community, and 3) quantify the translocation risk of ranavirus from Gourley Pond to other Great Smoky Mountains National Park sites. We will accomplish these objectives through a combination of mark-recapture sampling, pathogen surveillance, and estimating public visitation at Gourley Pond.



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