Our research is only possible due to our amazing collaborations. Here’s an overview of who we work with (listed alphabetically):
Pat Bowen is a research scientist in viticulture and plant physiology working at AgCanada in Summerland. She is an expert on sustainable vineyard development, the Okanagan winegrowing region. She works closely with Carl Bogdanoff, learn more about their work in the 2019 CCOVI Lecture Series.
Carl Bogdanoff is a biologist specializing in viticulture and plant physiology working at AgCanada in Summerland. His primary areas of expertise include cold hardiness and the Okanagan winegrowing region.
Amber Parker is an expert on winegrape phenology at Lincoln University. She has been instrumental in helping us gather climate and phenological data, as well as build models.
Kees van Leeuwen has studied the impact of climate change on grapes for a long time and was foundational to our work when he agreed to meet Dr. Wolkovich in 2011 in Bordeaux. Learn more about the VitAdapt project, where he is growing a diversity of varieties and studying which varieties will fare best in warmer Bordeaux climates.