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 visible in a November 2012 Google Earth image of the Tier III site in McCurtain County, Oklahoma.
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.
PINEMAP researchers and students participate in a field day at the Tier III throughfall exclusion x fertilization site in Taylor County, Florida. Photo courtesy of Jessica Ireland.
High school students participating in the University of Florida's Science Quest summer camp learn how carbon cycles through biological and physical systems as part of the Project Learning Tree/PINEMAP Secondary Module activity "Carbon on the Move." Photo courtesy of Jessica Ireland.
High school students participating in the University of Florida's Science Quest summer camp measure trees and calculate the amount of carbon stored in trees as part of the Project Learning Tree/PINEMAP Secondary Module activity "Counting the Carbon." Photo courtesy of Martha Monroe.
Throughfall exclusion structures under construction at PINEMAP Tier III site in Buckingham County, Virginia. 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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