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

The USGS is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU partner for research to assess the efficacy of an oblique bubble screen system as a two-way dispersal barrier for invasive carp in rivers.

An effective two-way dispersal barrier must be able to redirect and capture invasive carp eggs and larvae

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drifting downstream while simultaneously preventing or deterring the upstream passage of motivated adult carp.

While the USGS is interested in a two-way barrier that is effective for all four species of invasive carp—bighead (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) silver (H.

molitrix), grass (Ctenopharyngodon idella), and black (Mylopharyngodon piceus) carp—the focus of laboratory experiments to evaluate two-way barrier efficacy should focus on grass carp to build upon previous work (Prada et al.

2018, 2020).

Grass carp are currently the only invasive carp species actively reproducing in the Great Lakes Basin.
Related Programs

U.S. Geological Survey_ Research and Data Collection

Department of the Interior


Agency: Department of the Interior

Office: Geological Survey

Estimated Funding: $40,000,000





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
NSF Publication 21-581

Additional Information of Eligibility:
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 Great Rivers Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.nsf.gov/publications/pub_summ.jsp?ods_key=nsf21581

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
fgraves@usgs.gov

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2021-04-28

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2021-08-28



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