Greg is a professor of viticulture working at the agricultural graduate school (Bordeaux Sciences Agro) and the Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin (ISVV) in Bordeaux, France. He received his PhD from UC Davis while working in the department of Viticulture and Enology and has worked for over 15 years as an industrial and academic researcher in the U.S., Mexico, Italy, and France. His research on grapevine adaptation to drought and the impact of environment on winegrape ripening is internationally recognized. Through his work Greg has been recognized as a Fulbright scholar, National Science Foundation award recipient, and California Council on Science and Technology fellow.
My interests are focused on three primary areas:
- rootstock effects on scion physiology especially with regard to root water uptake and adaptation to stress (drought, salt, etc.);
- vine hydraulics and water relations at the cell, organ, and whole plant levels;
- the control of ripening processes, specifically veraison, and how environment and stress impact berry development and berry composition.