In experiments conducted at the Arboretum, Elizabeth Wolkovich and colleagues showed that plant genetics can help provide more accurate predictions of when plants will break bud in spring as climate change progresses. Read more on phys.org.
In Global Change Biology, Cat Chamberlain, Elizabeth Wolkovich, and colleagues reviewed studies and metrics for measuring false spring and freeze damage risk, and suggest an integrated approach for modeling future outcomes. Abstract»
Most wine is produced from the same 12 varieties of grapes, a huge concern for growers in the face of climate change. Elizabeth Wolkovich, Ignacio Morales-Castilla, and colleagues have published research suggesting the other ~1100 varieties of grapes and the diversity of their attributes may play an important role in the future of the wine industry. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
Most wine is produced from the same 12 varieties of grapes. Agricultural crops, including wine grapes, are predicted to be greatly impacted by climate change. Published in Nature Climate Change, Elizabeth Wolkovich,Ignacio Morales-Castilla and co-workers discuss how the other ~1100 varieties of grapes available, and the diversity of their attributes, may play an important role in the future. Read more»abstract»
Published in Journal of Ecology, Elizabeth Wolkovich and colleagues review how natural phenological diversity present in different wine varieties may positively impact the response to a changing climate. abstract »
In new work published in Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Elizabeth Wolkovich, Arboretum scientist and assistant professor in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, reviews the complexities in soil food webs, including nutrient recycling, omnivory, and the channels through which energy and resources flow. abstract »
Published in Nature Climate Change (abstract»), Elizabeth Wolkovich and Ben Cook examined the phenology of wine grapes and its relationship to climate change. Using 500 years of harvest dates across France, they found that warming due to climate change is linked to much earlier harvest dates. Harvard Gazette»NPR»
Research led by Elizabeth Wolkovich and Dan Flynn was highlighted in the Harvard Gazette. Using growth chambers, they examined the response of 28 different tree species from northeastern forests to climate change. Harvard Gazette»