[Coral-List] Pulley Ridge connectivity: looking for collaborators [Fwd: FY 2011 Funding Opportunity]

mikhail matz matz at mail.utexas.edu
Tue Jul 27 12:51:18 EDT 2010

Hello colleagues,

This sounds like an interesting project, to which we can supply the  
genetics part. We can quickly develop 10+ microsatellite markers for  
3-4 coral species that are found at Pulley Ridge (Agaricia,  
Leptoseris, Montastrea cavernosa, Madracis), from small-scale 454  
sequencing of cDNA, and carry out the genotyping and data analysis.  
We are not doing technical diving, though, to sample corals below 60  
m. If this is something you have experience with, and would like to  
go for this funding opportunity, please let me know if we can help.



Mikhail V. Matz
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Austin
Integrative Biology Section
1 University station C0930
Austin, TX 78712
phone 512-992-8086 cell, 512-475-6424 lab
fax 512-471-3878
web http://www.bio.utexas.edu/research/matz_lab

Begin forwarded message:

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: FY 2011 Funding Opportunity
> Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 17:53:30 -0400
> From: Kimberly Puglise <Kimberly.Puglise at noaa.gov>
> FY 2011 Funding Opportunity
> Title: Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program: Understanding Coral  
> Ecosystem Connectivity in the Gulf of Mexico – Pulley Ridge to the  
> Florida Keys
> Due Date: Full proposals are due October 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. Eastern  
> Time.
> Description:
> NOAA’s Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research (NOAA/CSCOR), in  
> partnership with the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries,  
> Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (NOAA/OER), National  
> Marine Fisheries Service Southeast Regional Office, and Gulf of  
> Mexico Regional Collaboration Team, is soliciting proposals for a  
> project under the Regional Ecosystem Prediction Program of up to 5  
> years in duration to conduct research to improve the understanding  
> of population connectivity of key species between the southernmost  
> portion of Pulley Ridge on the West Florida continental shelf and  
> downstream to the coral ecosystems of the Florida Keys. Coral  
> ecosystems upstream of Pulley Ridge can be considered if directly  
> relevant to population connectivity or to provide context to the  
> overall study. This information will be used to improve the ability  
> of Gulf of Mexico resource managers to proactively develop  
> strategies to manage and protect poorly understood mesophotic coral  
> ecosystems, including coastal and marine spatial planning and the  
> siting of marine protected areas and marine protected area networks  
> for shallow and mesophotic coral ecosystems.
> One project is expected to be supported for up to 5 years, with an  
> annual budget up to $1,000,000. At no additional cost, up to 15  
> days per year for two years of time using the MolaMola AUV will be  
> provided by the NOAA/OER National Institute for Undersea Science  
> and Technology.
> Additionally, NOAA/CSCOR has partnered once again with NOAA/OER to  
> provide their expertise in administering appropriate technologies  
> for field-based research to support your proposal such as advanced  
> technical diving, autonomous underwater vehicles and remotely  
> operated vehicles. Operational costs for conducting the research  
> must be included in the proposal.
> The full funding opportunity and information on how to apply can be  
> found on grants.gov by clicking on this link or by searching for  
> CFDA #11.478.
> For more information, please contact Kimberly Puglise, NOAA/CSCOR,  
> 301-713-3338 x140 or kimberly.puglise at noaa.gov.

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