Cooperative Ecoystem Studies Unit, Great Plains CESU

Quick Facts

Due DateMarch 14, 2014 (Friday)
Award AmountUn-Known
Category of Funding ActivityScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Eligible Applicants
  • Others - This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESU?s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

Program Description

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research on refining monitoring techniques for sandbar habitats used by Interior Least Tern (Sterna antillarum athallassos) and Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) for nesting within the lower Platte River Basin. More specifically, the research will focus on a detailed sub-basin assessment of sandbar formation, persistence, and associated monitoring protocols at a larger spatial scale than used by USGS for its pilot study of this topic (Alexander et al. 2013). Research of primary interest includes refinement of rapid sandbar-monitoring techniques to (1) quantify with accuracy the field-determinations of nesting-habitat characteristics at sandbar formation/rejuvenation stage, and (2) evaluate habitat response to fluvial hydrogeomorphic processes and controls affecting sandbar persistence and fate. Unfortunately, adequate high-accuracy data are lacking at present to reliably inform resource-management decisions and resource-manager needs for (1) understanding river-channel conditions that favor persistence of high-quality tern and plover sandbar habitat, and (2) mapping and explaining the factors longitudinally that affect potential for high-quality tern and plover sandbar habitat formation in the lower Platte River.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberG14AS00038
Funding Opportunity TitleCooperative Ecoystem Studies Unit, Great Plains CESU
Opportunity CategoryScience and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards1
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementNo
Posted DateMarch 4, 2014 (Tuesday)
Application Due DateMarch 14, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateJune 4, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 42,000
Award AmountUn-Known
CFDA Number
  • 15.808 - U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection

Eligible Applicants

  • Others - This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESU?s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Interior
Program Information Websitehttp://www.grants.gov/
ContactOffice: Geological Survey
Faith Graves, 703-648-7356
fgraves@usgs.gov

fgraves@usgs.gov

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