Alain CARBONNEAU was born in Marseilles in 1948. He is Emeritus Professor of Viticulture at Montpellier SupAgro and President of the GiESCO Association and PAV edition. He studied Agronomy and he has a PhD in Oenology and Ampelology. He has been attributed the 'Habilité à Diriger les Recherches' in Viticulture. He specializes in Plant Biology, Grapevine Ecophysiology, New technologies of vineyard management, Climatology, Adaptation of varieties, Viticultural Terroir, General Viticulture. He has published more than 600 scientific and extension articles, and he was the general editor of 20 GiESCO proceedings. He is also the author of the following books: 'Traité de la Vigne: Physiologie, Terroir, Culture' with 9 other colleagues (Dunod), 'De l'Oenologie à la Viticulture' with Jean-Louis Escudier (QUAE), 'In vite veritas' artistic and philosophical book (Jets d'encre)".






Cassandra COLLINS

Associate Professor of Viticulture at the University of Adelaide, Cassandra Collins has over 20 years’ experience in research, teaching and vineyard management in the wine industry. Many of the projects she currently leads focus on developing tools and knowledge for growers to sustainably manage their vineyards. Current projects investigate vine age effects on wine quality, assessing vine balance under different management regimes and developing a toolkit for growers, organic and biodynamic viticulture, and early prediction of vine performance and yield as a predictor of fruit quality and to aid in yield management.






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Gregory JONES

Gregory V. Jones is the Director of the Grace & Ken Evenstad Center for Wine Education, holds the Evenstad Chair in Wine Studies, and is a professor and research climatologist at Linfield College. He specializes in the study of climate structure and suitability for viticulture, and how climate variability and change influence grapevine growth, wine production and quality. He conducts applied research for the grape and wine industry in Oregon and many regions worldwide, and has given hundreds of international, national, and regional presentations and published extensively on climate and wine-related research.








Markus Keller is the Chateau Ste. Michelle Distinguished Professor of Viticulture at Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center in Prosser. He received his MS in plant science and PhD in natural science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, and has conducted viticulture research and taught in North and South America, Europe, and Australia. His research focuses on environmental factors and management practices as they influence crop physiology of wine and juice grapes. He is the author of the textbook “The Science of Grapevines” and currently serves as the science editor for the two journals of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture 








Mark Matthews grew up in the Arizona desert leading to his primary interest in plant water relations, but along the way he has kept learning about the grapevine and what people have to say about it. He is holder of 3 degrees in Agronomy: 2 from University of Arizona, and Ph.D. from University of Illinois. He has recently finished a 33-year career as Professor of Crop Physiology in Dept of Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis. Many former lab members have gone on to leadership roles in both academia and grape and wine production. These include several prominent vineyard managers and consultants, today, as well as professors at UC Davis, Yale, Boise State, Oregon State, Washington State, and the Universities of Wisconsin and Nevada; and internationally – Geisenheim, Chile, Australia, British Columbia Canada, Italy, and Bordeaux.







Stefano PONI

Stefano Poni won the position of Associate Professor in 1998 and he was designated full professor and Director of the Istituto di Frutti-Viticoltura at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Ha has currently authored or co-authored 114 publications in international refereed journal (Scopus source). He has been invited as a key-note speaker at 34 International Symposia, he won the Perdisa Proze in 1994, the “Assoenology” Prize nel 2004 end the Rudolf Hermann Foundation Prize in 2011. Research activity of Stefano Poni has focused on several topics rotating around the two main pillars of applied physiology and vineyard management. Lately, he has branched his research into physiology of abiotic stresses (namely drought and heat load), techniques suitable to adapt to climate change and pilot berry ripening, modelling of vine growth, yield, and carbon balance and precision viticulture.







Dr. Javier Tardaguila is Full Professor of Precision Viticulture at the University of La Rioja (Spain). He is Agricultural Engineer and Master in Viticulture and Enology (Polytechnic University of Madrid), and PhD in Viticulture at the University of Padova (Italy). Prof. Tardaguila works in precision viticulture, robotics and in the application of non-invasive and emerging technologies in grape growing. He was the Coordinator of VineRobot European project and he is involved in several European and national research projects in viticulture and new technologies. He also is the author of over 80 publications in indexed journals. Prof. Tardaguila has been actively involved in the technological transfer to the wine industry in collaboration to several national and international companies. He is Associate Editor of “Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research”. Prof. Tardaguila has been Vice-president of Research and Knowledge Transfer at the University of La Rioja.







Laurent Torregrosa is professor of grapevine biology & genetics at Montpellier SupAgro (France). Master of Sciences in Life Sciences (1986) and in Viticulture-Enology (1988), Pr. L. Torregrosa completed a PhD in Agricultural Sciences in 1994 and obtained the accreditation for direction of research programs (HDR) in 2008. His first position, as a research fellow, dealt with the genetic engineering of the grapevine resistance to grapevine chrome mosaic virus & powdery mildew. From 2000 to 2010, Prof. Torregrosa was involved in several programs aiming to study the genetic regulation of grapevine reproductive development. Since 2011, he has been studying the impact of elevated T° on vegetative and reproductive developments in order to identify QTLs of adaptation to heat. Pr. L. Torregrosa who chairs the EMaVE international consortium, is the director of the Euromaster Vinifera (vinifera-euromaster.eu)






Cornelis van LEEUWEN

Cornelis (Kees) van Leeuwen is professor of viticulture and head of the viticulture – enology department at Bordeaux Sciences Agro. At Bordeaux University’s Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin he conducts research in the Ecophysiology and Functional Genomics of Grapevine lab on all related aspects to the concept of terroir in viticulture, including the effect of climate, soil, plant material and water relations. In recent years his focus is on the impact of climate change in viticulture and the modelling of grapevine phenology. He teaches in several Master programs and continuing education. Kees van Leeuwen mapped soils of numerous wine estates and appellations. He is the editor in chief of the international peer reviewed open access journal OENO One (http://oeno-one.eu/indexub) and writes on a regular basis for the Dutch magazine « Perswijn »