Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau 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. CESUs are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Colorado Plateau Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program?.

Program Description

The USGS Canyonlands Research Station (CRS) of the Southwest Biological Science Center (SBSC) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research on rehabilitation techniques that can increase the stability and fertility of Bandelier National Monument soils that were previously deemed too problematic to manage. Dryland ecosystems are experiencing significant changes, including dramatic plant mortality events caused by interactions between increasing temperature, drought, and insect outbreaks. In particular, drought and increased temperatures across the western U.S. in the last decade have led to extensive tree mortality in many forest types and, in the southwestern U.S., substantial die-off of Pinus edulis on over a million hectares was specifically linked to ``global-change-type drought??. The semi-arid ecosystems found in Bandelier National Monument, and many other dryland parks, have already experienced extreme changes in recent years due to environmental perturbation. For example, sustained drought, massive tree mortality, and altered fire regimes have all greatly affected Bandelier National Monument's communities and the functioning of its ecosystems. The threats to the unique cultural and natural resources of Bandelier and other southwestern semi-arid and arid (dryland) parks are substantial: if rapid action is not taken the negative consequences are likely to be irrevocable.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberG14AS00062
Funding Opportunity TitleCooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Colorado Plateau 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$ 36,056
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. CESUs are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Colorado Plateau 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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