Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Californian CESU


The US Geological Survey, John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis, is offering a funding opportunity to increase quantification and prediction of soil carbon storage, stability, and susceptibility to disturbance. Experimentalists and modelers in the biogeochemical research community will be brought together to synthesize information on mechanisms of soil carbon storage across different soil ecosystems. The proposed activities will directly improve existing terrestrial carbon cycle models and thus our ability to predict the vulnerability of soil carbon to future environmental change and feedbacks to climate. Specific objectives are to (i) build consensus on methods and approaches to assess soil C dynamics, (ii) assemble and review large datasets in conjunction with the International Soil Carbon Network (ISCN), (iii) develop approaches for matching data with models and use models to improve spatial and temporal scaling strategies and (iv) facilitate broad participation of scientific community. Results will be presented at scientific meetings and published in the open literature. Data will be made publicly available.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of the Interior
Office: Geological Survey
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program. CESUâ¿¿s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education. Eligible recipients must be participating partners of California Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Faith Graves 703-648-7356
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $50,000.00


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