Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain CESU

Quick Facts

Due DateMay 30, 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 Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

Program Description

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center (GECSC, Denver, CO) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research in developing new techniques and using existing techniques to enhance understanding of the longterm effects of changes in climate and other environmental factors on the distributions of plant species and ecosystems in arid and semiarid portions of the western United States. Three questions of major interest over the next decade are (1) What plants and ecosystems are vulnerable to potential future changes in climate and atmospheric chemistry, (2) What are the long term responses of plant species to a range of changes in climate and atmospheric chemistry, and (3) What combinations of climatic conditions that could have been associated with distributions of species/ecosystems during past climatic episodes (including episodes of cooler than present and warmer than present climate) and how it might relate to the future. This research and information will advance our understanding of atmospheric CO2 and possible global warming that will contribute to decision-making that protects the sustainability of the earths? ecosystems. Through this CESU agreement, the federal and state university partners will cooperate fully in development of a research program that will produce data of plant/climate realationships and plant fossils to be used in support of CO2 and other global change research. The cooperation of the USGS and its CESU partner brings a combination of expertise to address this objective that is greater than that possessed by either partner on its own.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberG14AS00069
Funding Opportunity TitleCooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Rocky Mountain 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 DateMay 19, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateMay 30, 2014 (Friday)
Application Archive DateAugust 19, 2014 (Tuesday)
Total Program Funding$ 494,000
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 Rocky Mountain 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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