PINEMAP's overall goal is to create, synthesize, and disseminate knowledge that enables southern forest landowners to
- manage forests to increase carbon sequestration by 15% by 2030;
- increase the efficiency of nitrogen and other fertilizer inputs by 10% by 2030; and
- adapt forest management approaches and plant improved tree varieties to increase forest resilience and sustainability under variable climates.
An unprecedented team of over 50 scientists, educators, and Extension professionals from eleven southeastern land grant universities and the USDA Forest Service work together in six disciplinary groups to achieve these outcomes. The four PINEMAP research teams are (1) Ecosystem Ecology / Silviculture, (2) Modeling, (3) Genetics and Breeding, and (4) Economics and Policy. Research results will be transferred to corporate and non-corporate landowners, high school students and teachers, and undergraduate and graduate students through tools and resources developed by the PINEMAP Extension and Education teams.