PINEMAP: Mapping the future of southern pine management in a changing world
PARTNERS: Numerous southeastern land grant universities and regional university-industrial-governmental forestry research cooperatives; USDA Forest Service; state climate offices and the multi-state Southeast Climate Consortium
SUMMARY: The Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation project (PINEMAP) is one of three Coordinated Agriculture Projects awarded in 2011 by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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 the efficiency of nitrogen and other fertilizer inputs; and adapt forest management approaches to increase forest resilience and sustainability under variable climates.
EFETAC'S ROLE: Eastern Threat Center scientists and cooperators are co-leading modeling activities of carbon and water cycle responses to climatic drivers and their tradeoffs under various climatic and management scenarios.
PROGRESS: The final PINEMAP report has been published, and a Decision Support System has been launched.
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- Timothy Martin, PINEMAP Principal Investigator, email@example.com or (352) 846-0866
- Jessica Ireland, PINEMAP Project Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 273-2944
Steve McNulty, Eastern Threat Center Research Ecologist, email@example.com or (919) 549-4068
Updated May 2017