This professorship combines research in plant physiology and applied viticulture with developing a distinctive teaching profile within the Bachelor and Master programs.
Our research activities are focused on vine-environment interaction. In addition to physiology we conduct interdisciplinary research in the areas of component formation and product quality, climate change and resource management, in order to understand and refine vineyard management strategies and approaches.
In the field of precision viticulture and decision-making we use predominantly non-invasive, contactless sensing technologies, which monitor temporal dynamics, establish a spatial reference and are becoming increasingly automated.
We are also responsible for the organization and coordination of our teaching and trials activities.
In 2018 two doctoral theses were published at the Department of General and Organic Viticulture.
Khalil Bou Nader "Grapevine age: impact on Physiology and Berry and Wine Quality" (Dezember 2018)
Matthias Friedel "Microclimatic influences on grape quality" (April 2018)