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»
Understanding the role of different cues, like temperature and chilling, is important to predict how plant phenology, or the timing of life cycle events, will respond to climate change. Published in New Phytologist, Dan Flynn and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Wolkovich manipulated various cues using a growth chamber to understand this complex process. Abstract»
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 »
Elisabeth Forrestel was awarded a NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology for Interdisciplinary Research Using Collections. Working in the Wolkovich Lab, Beth will focus on the response of winegrapes to climate changes. Congratulations Beth!
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»
The Harvard University Center for the Environment is offering summer research assistantships for Harvard Undergraduates. With positions open in both the Friedman Lab and Wolkovich Lab at the Arboretum, students would have the opportunity to study plant responses to climate change. Interested undergraduates should apply via HUCE.
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»