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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

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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Pilot Testing New Project Learning Tree Curriculum

Project Learning Tree (PLT) and the University of Florida have developed a new secondary module called Southeastern Forests and Climate Change. This activity guide, now in the pilot testing phase, ...

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Publications

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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Message in a bottleneck? Attitudes and perceptions of climate change in the Cooperative Extension Service in the southeastern United States

Wojcik, D. J., M. C. Monroe, D. C. Adams, and R. R. Plate. 2014. Message in a bottleneck? Attitudes and perceptions of climate change in the Cooperative Extension Service in the ...

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Drought and Southern Forests: The Importance of Forest Health and Resiliency

Heather Dinon, Rachel Burnett, Eric Taylor, Ryan Boyles, William Hubbard, Mark Megalos, Sean Burns, and Leslie Boby. November 2013. Drought has shaped southern forests in the past and will ...

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Developing a New Foliar Nutrient-Based Method to Predict Response to Competing Vegetation Control in Pinus taeda

Albaugh, T.J., T.R. Fox, C.E. Blinn, H.L. Allen, R.A. Rubilar, and J.L. Stape. 2013. Developing a New Foliar Nutrient-Based Method to Predict Response to Competing Vegetation Control in Pinus ...

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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.