Plant Science Building, Room 14
Univ of Guelph
As an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Horticulture, I`m actively involved in both research and teaching. My research is focused around improving both the environmental and economic sustainability of wine grape production systems in cool climates.
The long-term goal of my research is to advance the science of horticulture using both traditional and novel approaches to optimize crop performance. It is my hope that this research will provide a meaningful contribution to the broader agricultural sciences through potential application to other cropping systems, and to viticulture through improved cultural practices and wine quality. As a function of this, my program is designed to sustain and invigorate the rapidly expanding Northeastern grape and wine industry by producing top-quality research with worldwide relevance. In response to the broad needs of the grape and wine industry, my program has established a strong focus on multi-disciplinary and collaborative approaches. The following long-term objectives of my research program have been shaped by the principles discussed above. Goal 1: Optimizing winegrape production using computational tools Goal 2: Determining how ecophysiological factors affect grape flavors and aromas Goal 3: Enhancing economic sustainability of winegrape production Goal 4: Improving environmental sustainability of winegrape production
I work with extension educators to train winegrape growers throughout the Northeast to optimize winegrape production systems.
Teaching responsibilities include: Viticulture and Vineyard Management (HORT/VIEN 3440) Grapes to Wines (HORT/FDSC/VIEN 2204) Sustainable and Organic Grape Growing and Winemaking (HORT/VIEN 3120)