Use of Genetic Analysis for the Identification of Asian Carp Reproduction in the Upper Mississippi River Basin

Funding Opportunity Number: USGS-G15AC-00338
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
CFDA Number: 15.808
Eligible Applicants Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Agency Name: DOI-USGS1
Closing Date: Jul 29, 2015
Award Ceiling: $42,880
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Creation Date: Jul 15, 2015
Funding Opportunity Description: This project supports efforts toward monitoring Asian carp reproduction and recruitment in the Upper Mississippi River basin. Current research conducted by ISU has focused on sampling for Asian carp eggs and larvae throughout the Upper Mississippi River basin. Results of this project will contribute toward understanding of when and where Asian carp are reproducing in this region and mechanisms contributing towards population expansion. In addition, the results will also help identify how environmental conditions, dams, and tributaries interact to define spawning and nursery habitats in the Upper Mississippi River basin. Combined, these results will aid managers targeting spawning and nursery habitats for removal and/or control efforts.