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Weather station tower on an installation of the Forest Biology Research Cooperative PPINES experiment.Photo courtesty of Tim Martin.

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.

Silviculture & Ecophysiology
Modeling
Genetics
Economics & Policy
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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.