Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Chesapeake Watershed CESU

Quick Facts

Due DateApril 25, 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 Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

Program Description

The US Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research in ?Threshold rates of sea level rise for marsh resilience?. Coastal wetlands survive sea level rise by transgressing inland or building vertically. Historically, marshes have survived changes in sea level rise by building vertically. In the last decade, numerical models that integrate biological and physical processes have been developed to understand how these biophysical processes influence wetland landscape morphology, and influence landscape/ecosystem persistence. One key and untested outcome of many of these models is that marshes survive sea level rise up to some threshold rate. Recent model experiments suggest that the threshold rate of sea level rise for marsh survival is determined by two relatively simple characteristics: tidal range (which sets the growth range of plants) and sediment availability. The USGS is measuring the rate of marsh accretion using marsh geochronologies (Pb210, Cs137) and historical photographs coupled with measuring the water column suspended sediment concentrations in coastal wetlands over seasonal timescales.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberG14AS00057
Funding Opportunity TitleCooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Chesapeake Watershed 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 DateApril 14, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateApril 25, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateJuly 14, 2014 (Monday)
Total Program Funding$ 180,000
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 Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

Contact Information

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

fgraves@usgs.gov

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