Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Pacific Northwest CESU


The US Geological Survey, John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis, is offering a funding opportunity to predict high-impact insect invasion by identifying traits and factors that influence the risk of introduced herbivorous insects on North American native plants. Experts on insect and host plant evolutionary history, presence or absence of host defenses, presence or absence of natural enemies, invader traits, and geographic and temporal considerations will come together to perform a continental study of high impact insect invasions caused by genus specialists. The proposed activities will develop a framework for predicting those insects that will threaten the existence of their novel host plants prior to their establishment. Specific tasks include data compilation and synthesis, model development and validation, and model evaluation and application. Results will be presented at scientific meetings, published in the open literature, and presented to resource managers in fact sheets or outreach bulletins. 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 Pacific Northwest 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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