Written by 63 international experts on grapevine ecophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, the book is a reference for a wide audience with different backgrounds, from plant physiologists, biochemists and graduate and post-graduate students, to viticulturists and enologists.
Gapes (Vitis spp.) are economically the most important fruit species in the world. Over the last decades many scientific advances have led to understand more deeply key physiological, biochemical, and molecular aspects of grape berry maturation. However, our knowledge on how grapevines respond to environmental stimuli and deal with biotic and abiotic stresses is still fragmented. Thus, this area of research is wide open for new scientific and technological advancements. Particularly, in the context of climate change, viticulture will have to adapt to higher temperatures, light intensity and atmospheric CO2 concentration, while water availability is expected to decrease in many viticultural regions, which poses new challenges to scientists and producers.
With “Grapevine in a Changing Environment“, readers will benefit from a comprehensive and updated coverage on the intricate grapevine defense mechanisms against biotic and abiotic stress and on the new generation techniques that may be ultimately used to implement appropriate strategies aimed at the production and selection of more adapted genotypes. The book also provides valuable references in this research area and original data from several laboratories worldwide.
Table of Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Chapter 1 Grapevines in a Changing Environment: A Global Perspective   – Gregory V. Jones
  • Chapter 2 The ups and downs of environmental impact on grapevines: future challenges in temperate viticulture – H. R. Schultz and M. Hofmann
  • Chapter 3 Drought and water management in Mediterranean vineyards – O. Zarrouk, J. M. Costa, R. Francisco, C. Lopes and M. M. Chaves
  • Chapter 4 Rootstocks as a component of adaptation to environment – N. Ollat, A. Peccoux, D. Papura, D. Esmenjaud, E. Marguerit, J.-P. Tandonnet, L. Bordenave, S. J. Cookson, F. Barrieu, L. Rossdeutsch, J.L. Lecourt, V. Lauvergeat, P. Vivin, P.-F. Bert and S. Delrot
  • Chapter 5 Carbon balance in grapevine under a changing climate – H. Medrano, J. Perez Peña, J. Prieto, M. Tomás, N. Frank, J. M. Escalona
  • Chapter 6 Embolism formation and removal in grapevines: a phenomenon affecting hydraulics and transpiration upon water stress – Sara Tramontini and Claudio Lovisolo
  • Chapter 7 Grapevine under Light and Heat Stresses – Alberto Palliotti and Stefano Poni
  • Chapter 8 Remote sensing and other imaging technologies to monitor grapevine performance – Hamlyn G. Jones and Olga M. Grant
  • Chapter 9 Boron stress in grapevine. Current developments and future prospects – Carlos Meyer-Regueiro, Rudolf Schlechter, Carmen Espinoza, Alejandro Bisquertt, Felipe Aquea and Patricio Arce-Johnson
  • Chapter 10 Berry response to water, light and heat stresses – Jérémy Pillet, Mariam Berdeja, Le Guan and Serge Delrot
  • Chapter 11 Grapevine responses to low temperatures – Mélodie Sawicki, Cédric Jacquard, Christophe Clément, Essaïd Aït Barka and Nathalie Vaillant-Gaveau
  • Chapter 12 Metabolic rearrangements in grapevine response to salt stress – Artur Conde, R. Breia, J. Moutinho-Pereira, Jérôme Grimplet and Hernâni Gerós
  • Chapter 13 Copper stress in grapevine – Mélodie Sawicki, Cédric Jacquard, Christophe Clément, Essaïd Aït Barka and Nathalie Vaillant-Gaveau
  • Chapter 14 Grapevine abiotic and biotic stress genomics and identification of stress markers – Jérôme Grimplet
  • Chapter 15 Exploiting Vitis genetic diversity to manage with stress – Pablo Carbonell Bejerano, Luisa Cristina de Carvalho, José Eduardo Eiras Dias,  José M. Martínez-Zapater and Sara Amâncio