In 2018, an experimental vineyard was established at SMER. The vineyard is currently supporting the doctoral research of Molly Clemens, who studies the responses of different wine grape varieties to climate variability and elevated CO2. The vineyard is currently planted with cabernet and syrah, with a few other varieties interspersed.
Molly taking a PAM fluorometry measurement on a grape leaf
Molly prepares a photosynthesis measurement on a grape plant
Molly prepares to take a photosynthesis measurement
FSP Director (David Lipson, left) and graduate student (Molly Clemens, right) give visiting scientist, Lizzie Wolkovich, a tour of the experimental vineyard
Um, I think this one is a syrah.
Molly and Lizzy in the vines
A misty morning at the SMER Experimental Vineyard
Pablo (reserve manager) and Jessica (Sage Project Director) neart the experimental vineyard and orange grove
Volunteer, Beth, Grad student, Molly, and visiting scientist, Lizzie, explore the experimental vineyard
Molly, Beth and Lizzie in the experimental vineyard
This vine is young, but someday it will do big things: look at those tendrils
Lizzie, Molly and Beth discuss viticulture research