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Lisa Samuelson, the Dwain G. Luce, alumni professor and the director of the Center for Longleaf Pine Ecosystems, was awarded $206,000 from the Department of Defense's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program to add additional longleaf pine carbon sequestration work at Eglin Air Force Base to an existing grant. This brings the total amount for the 5 year project to a total of $1.9 million. The project is collecting extensive field data to develop ecological forestry and carbon management models for longleaf pine ecosystems. Carbon management models are being built on longleaf pine forests studied at Fort Benning in Georgia, Fort Polk in Louisiana and Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The new funds will be used to collect additional data at Eglin Air Force base in Florida to validate the models.