Population Dynamics and Recovery of Threatened Stellerâ¿¿s and Spectacled Eiders in Alaska

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Funding Opportunity ID: 295727
Opportunity Number: F17AS00326
Opportunity Title: Population Dynamics and Recovery of Threatened Stellerâ¿¿s and Spectacled Eiders in Alaska
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Employment, Labor and Training
Environment
Information and Statistics
Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation: Endangered Species Research and Management
CFDA Number(s): 15.657
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility: This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies
Unit (CESU) Network: (http://www.cesu.psu.edu/materials/partners.htm).
Agency Code: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: Jul 20, 2017
Close Date: Aug 21, 2017
Last Updated Date: Jul 20, 2017
Award Ceiling: $561,351
Award Floor: $139,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $561,351
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Network: (http://www.cesu.psu.edu/materials/partners.htm). The CESU network provides research, technical assistance, and education to federal land management, environmental, and research agencies and their partners. The partners serve the biological, physical, social, cultural, and engineering disciplines needed to address natural and cultural resource management issues at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context. Funds under this award are to be used to: 1. Analyze genetic mark-recapture data for Steller⿿s Eiders nesting near Utqiaġvik, Alaska. 2. Advise graduate student to complete analysis of nest site selection by Spectacled Eiders on Kigigak Island, Alaska. 3. Assist with deployment and tracking of 40 satellite transmitters attached to female spectacled eiders on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, including conducting aerial surveys in spring 2019 and 2020 in the Bering Sea wintering area. 4. Examine nest success and female survival of Spectacled Eiders and other ground nesting birds at YKD field sites (e.g. Tutokoke River and Kigigak Island, Alaska
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