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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

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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Managing for Resilient Forests

A six minute PINEMAP video focused on forest health management strategies. Produced by Shelby Krantz, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of ...

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Polar Vortex, California Drought, Alaskan Heat Wave, Climate Change: What’s With the Weird Weather?

PINEMAP and other USDA NIFA Climate Change Coordinated Agricultural Projects are featured in this eXtension article published on February 14, ...

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PINEMAP Press Issue 3, October 2013

The PINEMAP project is large and diverse, including research in fields ranging from silviculture and genetics to education and economics, with outreach programs designed to convey new information ...

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Publications

Contrasting genotypes, soil amendments, and their interactive effects on short-term total soil CO2 efflux in a 3-year-old Pinus taeda L. plantation

Tyree, M.C., J.R. Seiler, and C.A. Maier. 2014. Contrasting genotypes, soil amendments, and their interactive effects on short-term total soil CO2 efflux in a 3-year-old Pinus ...

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Educational needs assessment of North Carolina Cooperative Extension professionals’ climate change perceptions, willingness, and perceived barriers to programming

Burnett, R.E., M.A. Megalos, A.J. Vuola, D.C. Adams, and M.C. Monroe. 2013.  Educational needs assessment of North Carolina Cooperative Extension professionals’ climate change perceptions, ...

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Effects of planting density and cultural intensity on stand and crown attributes of mid-rotation loblolly pine plantations

Akers, M.K., M. Kane, D. Zhao, R.O. Teskey, and  R.F. Daniels. 2013. Effects of planting density and cultural intensity on stand and crown attributes of mid-rotation loblolly pine plantations. ...

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2013 Climate Change Attitudes of Southeast Forestry Professionals: Implications for Outreach

PINEMAP Research Summary, April 2014. Authors: H. Morris, M. Megalos, W. Hubbard, and L. Boby. We surveyed Southeast forestry professionals to better understand their climate change perceptions and ...

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Creating Extension programs for change: Forest landowners and climate change communication

Krantz, S., M. Monroe, and W.-L. Bartels. 2013. Creating Extension programs for change: Forest landowners and climate change communication. Applied Environmental Education and Communication ...

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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.