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Welcome to PINEMAP

Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project (PINEMAP) is one of three Coordinated Agricultural Projects funded in 2011 by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

PINEMAP focuses on the 20 million acres of planted pine forests managed by private landowners in the Atlantic and Gulf coastal states from Virginia to Texas, plus Arkansas and Oklahoma. These forests provide critical economic and ecological services to U.S. citizens. Southeastern forests contain 1/3 of the contiguous U.S. forest carbon and form the backbone of an industry that supplies 16% of global industrial wood, 5.5% of the jobs, and 7.5% of the industrial economic activity of the region. 

PINEMAP integrates research, extension, and education to enable southern pine landowners to manage forests to increase carbon sequestration; increase efficiency of nitrogen and other fertilizer inputs;  and adapt forest management approaches to increase forest resilience and sustainability under variable climates.

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Project & News Updates

Carbon Storage in U.S. Eastern Ecosystems Helps Counter Greenhouse Gas Emissions Contributing to Climate Change

June 25, 2014 On the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today released a new report showing that forests, wetlands and farms in ...

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New PINEMAP Video: Earl and Wanda Barrs: Tree Farmers of the Year

In this video, we talk with forest landowners and Tree Farmers of the Year Earl and Wanda Barrs as they discuss changes they've witnessed in their forests in Georgia and how they are using sound ...

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Year 3 Annual Report

This report highlights research results and programs from the PINEMAP project during year 3 (March 2013-February ...

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Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) hosting partnership discussions via conference calls, April-June 2014

The US Department of Agriculture is establishing regional climate hubs to deliver science-based knowledge and practical information on climate change to farmers, ranchers, and forest land managers. ...

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UF/IFAS researchers on team that sequenced, assembled, and annotated loblolly pine genome

To look at the humble loblolly pine – grown in neat rows on large farms throughout the southeastern U.S. and milled for things like building lumber and paper – you would never think that its ...

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Publications

The value of forest conservation for water quality protection

Kreye, M.M., D.C. Adams, and F.J. Escobedo. 2014. The value of forest conservation for water quality protection. Forests 5(5):862-884. doi:

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Economics of carbon sequestration under fluctuating economic environment, forest management and technological changes: an application to forest stands in the southern United States

Susaeta, A.I., S.J. Change, D.R. Carter, and P. Lal. 2014. Economics of carbon sequestration under fluctuating economic environment, forest management and technological changes: an application to ...

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Cooperative Extension and climate change: Successful program delivery

Morris, H.L.C., M.A. Megalos, A.J. Vuola, D.C. Adams, and M.C. Monroe. 2014. Cooperative Extension and climate change: Successful program delivery. Journal of Extension 52(2) Article 2COM3. ...

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Harnessing homophily to improve climate change education

Monroe, M.C., R.R. Plate, D.C. Adams, and D.J. Wojcik. 2014. Harnessing homophily to improve climate change education. Environmental Education Research. doi:

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Communicating Climate Change with Forest Landowners through Video

PINEMAP Research Summary, April 2014. Authors: Shelby Krantz and Martha Monroe. This study explored the effect of framing messages in a video on landowners’ attitudes toward and intentions to ...

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PINEMAP Collaborators

Universities

University of Florida | Alcorn State University | University of Georgia | Auburn University | Mississippi State University | North Carolina A & T University | North Carolina State University |
Oklahoma State University | Texas A & M University | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | Virginia State University

University-Corporate-Governmental Research Cooperatives

Cooperative Forest Genetics Research Program | Cooperative Tree Improvement Program | Forest Biology Research Cooperative | Forest Modeling Research Cooperative |
Forest Productivity Cooperative | Plantation Management Research Cooperative | Southern Forest Resource Assessment Consortium | Western Gulf Forest Tree Improvement Program

Other

U.S. Forest Service | Southern Regional Extension Forestry | Southeast Climate Consortium | Additional Supporters


The Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project (PINEMAP) is a Coordinated Agricultural Project funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Award #2011-68002-30185.