I became interested in winegrape phenology over ten years ago when I heard how diverse winegrapes were in their flowering times. In the following years I developed collaborations and began gathering historical and current data from across the globe. I started working on understanding climate change impacts on winegrape harvests and wine quality in France and collected data in Davis, California. Since then my work has expanded: I now study phenological stages (budburst, flowering, veraison and maturity) and have a general aim to (1) understand and predict impacts on winegrape phenology, (2) to better understand and document variety diversity across the globe, and (3) improve predictions of variety change with continued climate change.
Hoai Huong Nguyen Phan– Undergraduate Researcher
I I am an undergraduate student studying Electrical Engineering (Biomedical Option) at the University of British Columbia. The opportunity to join the Temporal Ecology Lab provides me with a better understanding of the path from data to science and decision-making in the real world. This experience also prepares me with transferable skills such as data analysis and communication that I can apply right away to my future pursuit in the biomedical field.
Tolu Amuwo – Undergraduate Researcher
I am an undergraduate student studying Environmental Science at the University of British Columbia. I am personally interested in studying global changes in terrestrial ecosystems and what that means for biodiversity and conservation as climate change progresses. Through this opportunity, I aim to develop my understanding of the scientific process and how collaboration within the research field is implemented.
Sophia Collins – Undergraduate Researcher
I am an undergraduate student studying Environmental Science and Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. I am interested in the implications phenological shifts have for the futures of ecosystems, and what we can do to address the ramifications of climate change as a whole. Through my involvement with the Temporal Ecology Lab I am hoping to gain a better understanding of the scientific process and how computer software can be used to interpret data.