About this Research Topic
In recent years, due to climate change, marked changes in day and night temperatures as well as changes in precipitation regimes, continue to influence viticulture and wine production worldwide. Stress conditions for vine growth and berry ripening have become increasingly evident, even if grapevine (Vitis vinifera) is known for its strong resilience to different climatic and environmental conditions. More frequently, due to this trend in climatic conditions, a decoupling of technological maturity and phenolic maturity occurs, leading to sub-optimal optimal berry composition at harvest. In this scenario, considering that grapevine is one of the most important fruit crops grown in the world and that there is clear evidence that climate change will persist in the forthcoming decades, research on grapevine adaptation strategies are therefore needed.
This Research Topic aims to gather recent scientific progress relevant to the effects of climate change on grapevine physiology as well as berry ripening: agronomic, molecular and physiological studies are welcome, but we also recommend interdisciplinary studies in which different approaches are applied, in order to elucidate the mechanisms that underlie vine behavior. We welcome papers on research related to the effect of single or multiple stressors performed on whole or potted vines.
All types of articles (Original Research, Opinions, Perspectives, Methods, and Reviews) are welcome.
Topics to be addressed include:
• Breeding of Vitis vinifera and non-Vitis vinifera cultivars resilient to climate change;
• Warming trends and vine abiotic stress physiology and management;
• Molecular studies around the effects of environmental factors on vine physiology and berry ripening;
• Environmental, economic and ethical sustainability of grapevine cultivation in the current scenario of climate change;
• Contemporary techniques to improve vineyard adaptation and resilience to climate change pressures.
Keywords: Vitis vinifera, climate change, berry ripening, viticulture, abiotic stress
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