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Climate, Grapes, and Wine: Structure, Suitability and Sustainability in a Changing Climate

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1 hour 5 minutes 15 seconds

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Agricultural Science | Environmental Indicators and Impact Assessment | Environmental Sciences | Environmental Studies | Fruit Science | Sustainability | Viticulture and Oenology


This lecture covers how climate change has the potential to impact nearly every form of agriculture. History has shown that the narrow climatic zones for growing wine grapes are especially prone to variations in climate and long-term climate change. Projections of future warming at the global, continent, and wine region scales will likely continue to have both beneficial and detrimental impacts through opening new areas to viticulture and increasing viability, or severely challenging the ability to adequately grow grapes and produce quality wine. In the presentation, Dr. Gregory Jones, research climatologist and professor in environmental studies at Southern Oregon University, summarizes a series of global to regional studies that examine observed climate structure, variability, and trends, along with climate model projections in relation to viticultural viability and quality issues.


Sponsored by the Linfield College Office of the President.