Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) -- Fire Dynamics

Funding Agency:
Department of the Interior

The US Geological Survey (USGS) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU Partner for a research program to conduct a synthesis research assessment of changing fire dynamics in the Southeast, and to relate these changes to natural resource management. This work will conduct an assessment of: 1) the state of the science on how climate change is affecting fire in the Southeast; 2) place these changes in the context of national patterns and trends; 3) the implications of these changes for natural resource management in the Southeast. This funding opportunity will serve as a regional component of a larger national initiative to produce national-scale assessments of climate change impacts to fire dynamics in the United States.

Research objectives include:

1) Produce a management-relevant assessment the state of the science on how climate change is affecting fire in the Southeast;

2) Place these changes in the context of national patterns and trends, including by working with the National Climate Adaptation Science Center to coordinate research with other regions;

3) Summarize the implications of these changes in fire dynamics for natural resource management in the Southeast.

Deadline: Aug. 14, 2020

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Eligibility Requirements

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 Piedmont-South Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program

Amount Description

It is anticipated that an award will be made one base year and one renewal year. The total estimated funding for this project is $200,000.  Funding in the amount of $100,000 is estimated to be available for FY 2020.  Additional funding will be based upon satisfactory progress and the availability of funding.

Funding Type

Grant

Eligibility

Faculty

Category

Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

August 14, 2020