This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under the Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Network:
The CESU network provides research, technical assistance, and education to federal land management, environmental, and research
agencies and their partners.
The partners serve the biological, physical, social, cultural, and engineering disciplines needed to address natural and cultural resource management issues at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context.
Funds under this award are to be used to:
1. Analyze genetic mark-recapture data for Stellerâ¿¿s Eiders nesting near UtqiaÄ¡vik, Alaska.
2. Advise graduate student to complete analysis of nest site selection by Spectacled Eiders on Kigigak Island, Alaska.
3. Assist with deployment and tracking of 40 satellite transmitters attached to female spectacled eiders on the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge, including conducting aerial surveys in spring 2019 and 2020 in the Bering Sea wintering area.
4. Examine nest success and female survival of Spectacled Eiders and other ground nesting birds at YKD field sites (e.g.
Tutokoke River and Kigigak Island, Alaska