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Powell Center Funding Opportunity for Research on Sage-Grouse


02/10/2014


The DOI Climate Science Centers and the USGS Ecosystems Mission Area are interested in promoting synthesis activities surrounding questions about the implications of climate change effects on Greater sage-grouse and sagebrush habitat in the semi-arid west. They are coordinating with the Powell Center to provide funding for a Working Group on this topic. A working group would synthesize existing climate science as it relates to Greater sage-grouse and the sagebrush habitat that supports the species with a consideration for how climate change may be altering the sagebrush ecosystem. 

We encourage teams of scientists working at the intersection of climate science and sage brush/sage grouse to consider developing a Powell Center Working Group proposal related to this topic. 

Information pertaining to the Powell Center can be found at powellcenter.usgs.gov. The deadline for proposals is April 30, 2014 for Working Groups starting in FY15. All Powell Center Working Group proposals will be reviewed by the Science Advisory Board. Please refer questions to Jill Baron or Marty Goldhaber (jill_baron@usgs.gov, mgold@usgs.gov).

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