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The Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources received a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to identify and promote ways pine forests can be used to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The grant is part of a larger $20 million award being coordinated by the University of Florida, which is leading an 11-university consortium to conduct research, extension and outreach education about the potential for pine trees as a climate change solution. A five-man team from Warnell will focus on developing strategies for southern conifer forest mitigation of and adaption to climate change, expanding existing research on forest productivity, management impacts and carbon sequestration.