Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
June 5th, 2024
Close Date
July 15th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$247,403.00
Award Floor
$60,175.00
Opportunity No.
G24AS00382

Agency

Geological Survey (DOI-USGS1)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity for a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) partner to conduct research on the spatio-temporal dynamics of the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS). The study aims to understand the landscape mosaic of the river and identify the physical properties of the riverscape that play important roles in structuring biotic communities. The research will focus on the relationship between water quality attributes, aquatic habitats, and biological communities. The study will also assess the potential consequences of future climate changes on the abundance and distribution of aquatic areas. The funding opportunity is open to eligible recipients who are participating partners of the Great Plains CESU Program. The application deadline is July 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET. For more information, contact FAITH GRAVES at fgraves@usgs.gov.

Description

The US Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research in spatio-temporal dynamics of the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS). Previous studies suggest that several water quality attributes are related to the distributing of different aquatic habitats, and that aquatic vegetation, mussel, and fish communities are related to spatial variability in aquatic habitats and water quality attributes in different ways and over different spatial scales. However, these studies have almost universally taken a species or community centric view of the river, asking questions such as ‘what factors influence the distribution and abundance of a given community’? Seek a collaborator who can take fundamentally different approach to the study of physical-biological relationships and to understand the landscape mosaic of a large river and address the question of ‘what are the physical properties of the riverscape that can model and map that are most important in structuring biological communities?’ This perspective acknowledges that biological communities vary over space and time, responding to both physical and biological factors, many of which are impossible to map over large spatial scales. Hence, the purpose of the study is not to understand the ‘controls’ on various biotic communities, but rather to identify and quantify aspects of the riverscape that play important roles in structuring biotic communities. Management agencies continue to manipulate physical variables to manage and restore various biotic communities. Furthermore, anticipate changes in the abundance and distribution of mappable aquatic areas under future climate changes. What are the likely consequences of such changes to the biotic communities?

Contact Information

Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant

Similar Opportunities

Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
Geological Survey
The Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity for a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) partner. The grant is for research in floodplain surface/subsurface hydrology, soils, and vegetation dynamics of the Upper Mississippi River System. The funding instrument type is a Cooperative Agreement and there is no cost sharing or matching requirement. The opportunity is open to eligible recipients who are participating partners of the Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. The award ceiling is $74,682 and the award floor is $34,795. The application deadline is July 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET. For more information, contact FAITH GRAVES at fgraves@usgs.gov.
Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Great Rivers Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
Geological Survey
The Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity for a CESU partner to conduct research in floodplain surface/subsurface hydrology, soils, and vegetation dynamics of the Upper Mississippi River System. This cooperative agreement aims to support research, technical assistance, and education in the field. The funding opportunity does not require cost sharing or matching. The eligible applicants must be a participating partner of the Great Rivers Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. The funding instrument type is a cooperative agreement, and the category of funding activity is Science and Technology and other Research and Development. The opportunity is posted under the discretionary category and falls under CFDA number 15.808. The award ceiling is $45,680, while the award floor is $22,770. The application must be electronically submitted by 5:00 p.m., ET, on the close date of July 15, 2024. For more information, contact FAITH GRAVES at fgraves@usgs.gov.
Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Great Lakes Northern Forests Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
Geological Survey
The Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity for a CESU partner to conduct research in floodplain surface/subsurface hydrology, soils, and vegetation dynamics of the Upper Mississippi River System. This cooperative agreement aims to support research, technical assistance, and education in the Great Lakes Northern Forests Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the CESU program. The funding opportunity does not require cost sharing or matching. The award ceiling is $116,116, with a minimum award floor of $55,062. Applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. ET on July 15, 2024. For more information, contact FAITH GRAVES at fgraves@usgs.gov.
Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Great Rivers Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit
Geological Survey
The Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity for a CESU partner to conduct research on unifying pre-Illinoian glacial till strata in the midcontinent region of the United States. The purpose of this project is to create a multi-state working group to update correlations on a multi-state level and refine existing glacial stratigraphy that is not adequate for current geological needs. The working group aims to better understand and align multiple till intervals both within states and across state boundaries. This funding opportunity falls under the category of Science and Technology and other Research and Development. The funding instrument type is a Cooperative Agreement, and there is no cost sharing or matching requirement. The award ceiling is $440,000, and the award floor is $220,000. The opportunity is open to eligible recipients who are participating partners of the Great Rivers Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. The application deadline is July 18, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. ET. For more information, contact FAITH GRAVES at fgraves@usgs.gov.