Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project (PINEMAP) A Coordinated Agricultural Project funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Throughfall exclusion structures at the Tier III site in McCurtain County, Oklahoma. Photo courtesy of Duncan Wilson.
Throughfall exclusion structures at the PINEMAP Tier III site in Taylor County, FL. Photo by Geoff Lokuta.
Virginia Tech M.S. student Brett Heim uses a LI-COR 6200 to measure soil respiration underneath a throughfall exclusion structure at the Virginia Tier III site. Photo courtesy of John Seiler.
The green shaded area in this map depicts the native range of loblolly pine; blue tags show collaborating institutions and yellow circles show locations of manipulative field experiments to examine the interaction of soil nutrient and water availability. Remote sensing image courtesy Google Earth; range map courtesy USDA Forest Service.
Tier III throughfall exclusion x fertilization site in Taliaferro County, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Leslie Boby.
University of Florida M.S. student Maxwell Wightman drills a hole to insert thermal dissipation sensor probes into a tree at the Tier III throughfall exclusion x fertilization site in Taylor County, Florida. Photo courtesy of Geoff Lokuta
A PINEMAP research technician spreads fertilizer at the Buckingham County, Virginia Tier III throughfall exclusion x fertilization site. Photo courtesy of Andy Laviner.
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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