From berries to blocks: carbon stock quantification of a California vineyard

Quantifying terrestrial carbon (C) stocks in vineyards represents an important opportunity for estimating C sequestration in perennial cropping systems. Considering 7.2 M ha are dedicated to winegrape production globally, the potential for annual C capture and storage in this crop is of interest...

Assessing Ecosystem Services and Multifunctionality for Vineyard Systems

Vineyards shape important economic, cultural, and ecological systems in many temperate biomes. Like other agricultural systems, they can be multifunctional landscapes that not only produce grapes, but also for example serve as wildlife habitat, sequester carbon, and are places of rich traditions...

Vinecology: pairing wine with nature

With some of the highest biodiversity on the planet, the Mediterranean Biome is experiencing a conservation crisis driven by high human population density, development, and habitat fragmentation. While protected areas safeguard some critical habitat, economic realities require conservation...

Vinecology: A partnership to better understand the ecology of vineyards and surrounding working landscapes

Working landscapes are critical for our long-term protection of biodiversity and ecosystem services.  In Mediterranean regions, vineyard dominated landscapes pose an emerging challenge for ecologists and viticulturalists alike. The development of vineyards in Californiaincreased from 120,000 to...

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