The challenges and opportunities of understanding the connection of aquatic invasive species and water resources are poorly understood, despite the real and growing impact of numerous aquatic invasive species on water quality and quantity. Research is needed to better understand these interactions and guide management decisions that will improve water resources at the regional scale.
Proposals are sought on the following specific areas of inquiry (levels of priority are not assigned, and the order of listing does not indicate the level of priority):
The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources requests proposals for matching grants to support research on the real and growing impact of numerous aquatic invasive species on water quality and quantity in the Upper Mississippi Basin.
Each Fiscal Year an announcement is issued requesting applications. Applications under this Announcement must be submitted through the federal grants application site at https://www.grants.gov. Water Resource Research Institute/Center Directors or their designee(s) are responsible for submitting applications through their respective Universities.
Download the fiscal year 2020 request for Aquatic Invasive Species Grant applications (pdf format).
|2020||IL||Water Quality as a Deterrent to the Movement of Invasive Fishes in the Illinois Waterway: Implications for the Upper Mississippi Basin||Cory Suski||Federal: $240,624|
|2020||IN||Using Data from a Popular Fishing App to Predict the Spread of Aquatic Invasives and Identify Characteristics of Resistant/Resilient Lakes in the Upper Mississippi River Basin||Paul Venturelli||Federal: $79,195|
|2020||MN||Local and Landscape-Level Effectiveness of Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention||Nick Phelps||Federal: $242,843|
|2020||MN||Quantifying Heterogeneous Impacts of Invasive Zebra Mussels on Walleye Habitat, Food Webs, and Mercury Concentrations||G.J. Hansen||Federal: $228,183|
|2020||MO||Quantifying the Effect of River Turbulence Associated with Channel-Training Structures on the Transport Processes of Eggs and Larvae of Invasive Carps in Large Rivers of the Mississippi River Basin||Binbin Wang||Federal: $200,535|