Aquatic Invasive Species Cooperative Research Center; Appropriation

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Fund Source
Environment & Natural Resources Trust Fund
Recipient
University of Minnesota
Recipient Type
Public College/University
Status
In Progress
Start Date
July 2012
End Date
June 2018
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2012, Chp. 264, Art.4, Sec. 3
Appropriation Language

$2,000,000 is appropriated in fiscal year 2013 from the environment and natural resources trust fund to the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota to develop and implement an Aquatic Invasive Species Cooperative Research Center, including equipment and facility development. As a condition of receiving this appropriation, the University of Minnesota is requested to collaborate with the commissioner of natural resources in developing solutions to control aquatic invasive species. Money appropriated in this section may not be spent on activities unless they are directly related to and necessary for the purposes of this section. Money appropriated in this section must not be spent on indirect costs or other institutional overhead charges that are not directly related to and necessary for the purposes of this section. This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2018.

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000,000
Direct expenses
$2,000,000
Number of full time equivalents funded
10.55
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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Measurable Outcome(s)

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Project Overview

The legislature granted the University of Minnesota $2,000,000 from the LCCMR to start an Aquatic Invasive Species Cooperative Research Center to address and solve aquatic invasive species (AIS) problems in the state. The University will use this initial funding to establish the administrative structure for this center, establish and renovate its facilities, start studies of Asian carp biology designed to control this species, and develop work plans for the LCCMR to ensure continuing funding for the center. This three-year project is designed to stand alone while establishing a solid foundation for a second phase of operating funding being requested from the ENRTF for 2013-2019, and coordinating with ongoing zebra mussel work at the University which will be supported by the Clean Water Fund.

Project Details
Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Galatowitsch
Organization Name
University of Minnesota
Street Address
135 Skok Hall, 2003 Upper Buford Circle
City
Saint Paul
State
Minnesota
Zip Code
55108
Phone
(612) 624-3242
Email
galat001@umn.edu