Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project (PINEMAP) A Coordinated Agricultural Project funded by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation Project (PINEMAP) is a USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture Coordinated Agricultural Project, Award # 2011-68002-30185. Photo courtesy of Tim Martin.
Leaf level gas exchange being measured with a Li-Cor 6400 portable photosynthesis sytem. Photo courtesy of John Seiler.
PINEMAP team members pose for a photo during the 2013 annual meeting field tour at the Tier III throughfall exclusion x fertilization site in Taliaferro County, GA.
Tier III throughfall exclusion and fertilization site in Taylor County, Florida. Photo courtesy of Jessica Ireland.
Sap flow monitors and throughfall exclusion structures at the Tier III site in Taylor County, Florida. Photo courtesy of Jessica Ireland
Tier III throughfall exclusion x fertilization site in Taliaferro County, Georgia. Photo courtesy of Leslie Boby.
Throughfall exclusion structures at 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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