Loblolly pine is the most productive and valuable commercial forest species in the southeast U.S. and comprises 80% of the planted forestland in the southeast. 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.
The Pine Integrated Network: Education, Mitigation, and Adaptation Project (PINEMAP) focuses on understanding this valuable resource and communicating how climate will affect planted loblolly pine forests in the southern US. Visualizing climate impacts can be challenging, especially when the issues of uncertainty and a spread of future climates scenarios are considered. The PINEMAP web tool is a solution for displaying the future climate scenarios in both time and space by exploring factors most important to southern pine tree management.