Special Issue "Climate Change Impact on Viticulture and Potential Adaptation Strategies"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Daniel Molitor Website E-Mail
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) Department, Belvaux, Luxembourg
Interests: viticulture; climate change impact; climate change adaptation; grape diseases; phenology
Guest Editor
Prof. Joao Carlos Andrade dos Santos Website E-Mail
Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-environmental and Biological Sciences, CITAB, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal
Interests: climate change impacts on crop systems, particularly on viticulture, atmospheric processes, and extreme weather events

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Grapevines are representing an economically important crop in many parts of the world. Since grapevines are highly sensitive towards changes in climatic conditions, projected climate change is supposed to significantly alter grapevine physiology as well as wine typicity and, consequently, have an impact on the economic status of the viticultural sector.

The current Special Issue focuses on the impact of climatic conditions, such as temperature, precipitation, CO2 concentration, extreme weather events/constellations, as well as of climate change on viticulture (including wine and table grapes) and enology, including grape physiology, grape nutrition, grape phenology, vineyard terroir, wine styles, and wine typicity. Furthermore, manuscripts dealing with potential adaptation strategies to mitigate the impact of climate change, covering, e.g., vineyard site selection, selection of planting material, alternative training systems, crop cultural measures, irrigation, and enological measures, are highly invited.

Dr. Daniel Molitor
Prof. Joao Carlos Andrade dos Santos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • climate change impact
  • climate change adaptation
  • viticulture
  • climate modeling
  • crop modeling
  • wine style
  • wine typicity
  • terroir

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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