Next Article in Journal
The Effect of Increasing Surface Albedo on Urban Climate and Air Quality: A Detailed Study for Sacramento, Houston, and Chicago
Next Article in Special Issue
Vulnerability Assessment of the Livelihoods in Tanzania’s Semi-Arid Agro-Ecological Zone under Climate Change Scenarios
Previous Article in Journal
Assessment and Mitigation Strategies to Counteract Overheating in Urban Historical Areas in Rome
Previous Article in Special Issue
A Conceptual Framework for Vulnerability Assessment of Climate Change Impact on Critical Oil and Gas Infrastructure in the Niger Delta
Article Menu
Issue 2 (June) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessFeature PaperArticle
Climate 2018, 6(2), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/cli6020020

Analysis of Grape Production in the Face of Climate Change

1
Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, L’energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (ENEA), Centro Ricerche Casaccia, Via Anguillarese 301, 00123 Roma, Italy
2
Center for the Analysis of Sustainable Agricultural Systems (casasglobal.org), Kensington, CA 94707, USA
3
College of Natural Resources, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3114, USA
4
Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Sciences, University of Perugia, Borgo XX Giugno, 74, 06121 Perugia, Italy
5
mundialis GmbH & Co. KG, Koelnstrasse 99, 53111 Bonn, Germany
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 18 January 2018 / Revised: 11 March 2018 / Accepted: 19 March 2018 / Published: 21 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social-Ecological Systems, Climate and Global Change Impacts)
Full-Text   |   PDF [3446 KB, uploaded 3 May 2018]   |  

Abstract

Grape, olive, and wheat are traditional Mediterranean Basin crops that have immense cultural, economic, and ecological importance, and are the basis for producing wine, olive oil, and pasta and bread products. Of fruit crops, grape has the largest area and the highest economic importance globally. These traditional Mediterranean crop systems and related food products have global relevance, and yet globally, all regions with Mediterranean climate are especially vulnerable to climate change that threatens this Mediterranean bio-cultural heritage. However, how to analyze the complex tripartite ecological, economic, and social effects of climate change on these systems has been vexing and largely unexplored. Here we review how a bioeconomic approach using physiologically-based demographic models in the context of geographic information systems may be an important step in examining the complexity of these factors on grape. We show that with relatively modest data and funding, regional bioeconomic analysis of grape production under present weather and climate change is possible, and that management-relevant complexity can be included in a mechanistic way. View Full-Text
Keywords: ecosystem modeling; physiologically-based demographic models; Lobesia botrana; ecological assessment; economic assessment ecosystem modeling; physiologically-based demographic models; Lobesia botrana; ecological assessment; economic assessment
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).
SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Ponti, L.; Gutierrez, A.P.; Boggia, A.; Neteler, M. Analysis of Grape Production in the Face of Climate Change. Climate 2018, 6, 20.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Climate EISSN 2225-1154 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top