Researchers

CCOVI is an internationally recognized research institute focusing on the priorities of the Canadian grape and wine industry. It advances the industry through its multi-disciplinary team approach. The Institute also utilizes the skills and knowledge of 34 affiliated researchers and their teams to advance the Canadian grape and wine industry. These researchers include 13 members from the Brock community and 21 members from outside Brock in academia, government and the private sector.

CCOVI Researchers

CCOVI Director and CCOVI Researcher
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
dinglis@brocku.ca 
905-688-5550 x3828/3227
Fax: 905-688-3104
Office: MC F221

CCOVI Researcher
Professor of Biological Sciences and Psychology/Wine Science
Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
gpickering@brocku.ca
905 688 5550 x4719
Fax: 905 688 3104
Office: MC F243

CCOVI Researcher
Professor of Biological Sciences/Viticulture
Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
areynolds@brocku.ca
905-688-5550 x3131
Fax: 905-688-3104
Office: IH 311

CCOVI Scientists

CCOVI Scientist, Viticulture 
Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, Brock University
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
Email: jwillwerth@brocku.ca
Phone: 905 688 5550 ext. 5477
Fax: 905 688 3104
Office: IH308, Lab: H220

Education
PhD. (2011) – Biological Sciences: Plant Sciences; Oenology and Viticulture, Brock University
Certificate Grape & Wine Tech. (2004) – Brock University
BSc. (2001) – Biology, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS. Canada

Teaching
OEVI 2P45 – Grapevine Cultural Practices (Sessional Instructor)
OEVI 2P99 – Grapevine Biology (Guest Lecturer)

Research
Optimizing cold tolerance in V. vinifera cultivars through cultural practices
Use of geotextiles to reduce freeze injury in grapevines
Understanding cold hardiness dynamics of grapevine cultivars in Ontario
Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in vineyards
Assessing bird activity, bird damage and use of new bird deterrents in vineyards

Media and outreach
VineAlert: Grapevine management and monitoring system for cold hardiness and injury
Grape Pre-harvest Monitoring Program
Bird deterrents
(Information on attracting American Kestrels to vineyards and orchards)

Selected Publications and Presentations
Bowen, P.A., Shellie, K.C., Mills, L., Willwerth, J., Bogdanoff, C., and Keller, M. (2016). Influence of Abscisic Acid Form, Concentration and Application Timing on Bud Cold Hardiness in Merlot Grapevines.  Can. J. Plant Sci. 96:347-359. dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2015-0257

Willwerth, J.J., Reynolds, A.G. and Lesschaeve, I. (2015).  Sensory Analysis of Riesling Wines from Different Sub-appellations Within the Niagara Peninsula. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 66(3): 279-293.  DOI: 10.5344/ajev.2015.14081

Dami, I.E, Li., S., Bowen, P.A., Bogdanoff, C.P., Shellie, K.C., and Willwerth, J.J. (2015). Foliar Applied Abscisic Acid Increases Bud Freezing Tolerance of ‘Chardonnay’ Grapevines during Autumn Cold Acclimation. HortTechnology 25(3): 293-305.

Willwerth, J.J. (2011). Delineation of Within-site Terroir Effects using Soil and Vine Water Measurements in Riesling Vineyards within the Niagara Peninsula. PhD Thesis. Brock University, Canada. Read

Willwerth, J.J, Reynolds, A.G. and Lesschaeve, I. (2010). Terroir Factors: Their Impact in the Vineyard and on the Sensory Profiles of Riesling Wines. Les Facteurs du Terroir: Leur Impact dans le Vignoble et sur le Profil Sensoriel de vins de Riesling. Prog. Agric. Vitic. 8:159-168.

Reynolds, A.G., de Savigny, C. and Willwerth, J. (2010). Riesling Terroir in Ontario Vineyards. The Roles of Soil Texture, Vine Size and Vine Water Status. Prog. Agric. Vitic. 10:212-222.

Reynolds, A.G., Schlosser J., Power, R., Roberts, R., Willwerth, J. and de Savigny, C. (2007). Magnitude and Interaction of Viticultural and Enological Effects. I. Impact of Canopy Management and Yeast Strain on Sensory and Chemical Composition of Chardonnay Musque. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 58:12-24.

Reynolds, A.G., Schlosser, J., Sorokowsky, D., Roberts, R., Willwerth, J. and de Savigny, C. (2007). Magnitude and Interaction of Viticultural and Enological Effects. II. Relative Impacts of Cluster Thinning and Yeast Strain on Composition and Sensory Attributes of Chardonnay Musque. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 58:25-41.

Conference Proceedings

Reynolds, A.G., Di Profio, F., Hakimi Rezaei, J., Jasinski, M. and J.J. Willwerth (2013). A hierarchal terroir model for Great Lakes viticulture. 18th International Symposium GiESCO 2013, Porto, Portugal, July 7-11, 2013, 976-986.

Willwerth, J., Reynolds, A.G. and Lesschaeve, I. (2009). Terroir Factors: Their Impact in the Vineyard and on the Sensory Profiles of Riesling Wines. Proc. 16th International GIESCO 2009 Symposium, Davis, California USA, 12-15 July, 2009, pp. 13-18.

Reynolds, A.G., de Savigny, C., Willwerth, J. and Brown, R. (2009). Riesling Terroir in Ontario Vineyards. The Roles of Soil Texture, Vine Size and Vine Water Status. Proc. 16th International GIESCO Symposium, Davis, California USA, 12-15 July, 2009, pp. 589-598.

Reynolds, A.G., de Savigny, C., Willwerth, J. and Brown, R. (2007). Riesling Terroir in Ontario Vineyards. The Possible Roles of Soil Texture, Vine Size and Vine Water Status. Proc. Bacchus at Brock International Wine Conference. Brock University, Ontario, Canada, 7-9 June, 2007. Brock University Press.

Conference Proceedings, Posters, Abstracts, Presented Papers, etc.
Willwerth, J., Ker, K., Inglis, D., and Brewster, R. (2016). Grapevine cold hardiness and innovative strategies to mitigate freeze injury in Ontario, Canada.  9th International Cool Climate Symposium, Brighton, UK.   26-28 May, 2016.

Onguta, E.,Dowling, L., Kemp, B.,Willwerth, J., van der Merwe, G. and Inglis, D. (2015).  The suitability of L. cv. Pinot noir Mariafeld for sparkling wine production in Niagara, Ontario. 40th Annual Meeting American Society for Enology and Viticulture/Eastern Section, Dunkirk, NY. 23-25 July, 2015.

Onguta, E.,Dowling, L., Kemp, B.,Willwerth, J., van der Merwe, G. and Inglis, D. (2015). Increasing sparkling wine quality, productivity and winery revenue with press fractioning of L. cv. Pinot noir clone 115 in Ontario.  40th Annual Meeting American Society for Enology and Viticulture/Eastern Section, Dunkirk, NY. 23-25 July, 2015.

Willwerth, J.(2015). Grapevine cold hardiness research and strategies to mitigate freeze injury in Ontario.  16th Annual British Columbia Wine Grape Council’s Enology & Viticulture Conference, Pentiction, BC. 20-21 July, 2015.
Willwerth, J., Jasinski, M. and Dowling, L. (2014).  Impact of Cultural Practices on Cold Hardiness Dynamics of six V. vinifera cultivars.  American Society for Enology and Viticulture.  65th ASEV National Conference and 39th ASEV-ES Conference, Austin TX.  23-27 June, 2014.

Ker, K.W.,Willwerth, J. and Brewster, R.(2013). Growing Season Weather Impact on Vine Hardiness. 38th Annual Meeting American Society for Enology and Viticulture/Eastern Section, Winston-Salem, NC. 15-18 July, 2013,  J. Enol. Vitic. 64:416-424A.

Willwerth, J.(2012). Understanding Key Factors Affecting Cold Hardiness in Ontario: Optimization of Cold Tolerance and Reduction of Cold Injury in Grapevines. 39th Annual Conference of the Plant Growth Regulation Society of America. Denver, CO. 22-26 July, 2012.

Ker, K.W., Brewster, R.,Willwerth, J. and Inglis, D. (2012) Climatic Influences on Vine Hardiness – Vine Assessments and Use of Protection Practices. 8th International Cool Climate Symposium, Hobart Tasmania. 31 January-4 February, 2012.

Mussell, A.,Willwerth, J. and Fisher, H (2011). Grape varieties in Ontario wine regions: Understanding the potentials and the risks. December 2011.

Willwerth, J., Reynolds, A.G. and Lesschaeve, I. (2010). Vine Water Status and Its Influence on the Sensory Characteristics of Riesling Wines. 35th Annual Meeting American Society for Enology and Viticulture/Eastern Section, Geneva, NY. 12-15 July, 2010, Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 61:566-567A.

Willwerth, J., Reynolds, A.G. (2010). The ‘Dirt’ on Niagara Terroir. Viticulture 2010. Rochester, New York, USA. 16-19 February, 2010. (Invited)

Willwerth, J., Reynolds, A.G. and Lesschaeve, I. (2008). Water Status and Terroir in Riesling and Niagara. 33rd Annual Meeting American Society for Enology and Viticulture/Eastern Section, St. Catharines, ON, Canada. 14-16 July, 2008. (Invited)

Willwerth, J.J., Reynolds, A.G. and Lesschaeve, I. (2008). Sensory Profiles of Riesling Wines from Sub-Appellations Within the Niagara Peninsula. 33rd Annual Meeting American Society for Enology and Viticulture/Eastern Section, St. Catharines, ON, Canada. 14-16 July, 2008

Willwerth, J.J., Reynolds, A.G. and Lesschaeve, I. (2008). Impact of Vine Water Status on the Sensory Profile of Riesling Wines. 59th Annual Meeting American Society for Enology and Viticulture, Portland, OR, USA, 17-20 June, 2008, Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 59:349A.

Willwerth, J.J., Reynolds, A.G. and Lesschaeve, I. (2008). Vine Water Status: Its Role in the Vineyard and its Impact on Riesling Wine Sensory Attributes. Virginia Vineyards Association Winter Technical Meeting, Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A., 7-9 February, 2008. (Invited)

Willwerth, J.J., Reynolds, A.G. and Lesschaeve, I. (2007). The Significance of Water Status as a Determinant of Terroir in Riesling Vineyards. Proc. Bacchus at Brock International Wine Conference. Brock University, Ontario, Canada, 7-9 June, 2007. Brock University Press. (Winner; Best Poster: Science Category)

Reynolds, A.G., Wardle, D.A., Schlosser, J., Power, R., Sorokowsky, D. and Willwerth, J. (2007). Vineyard and Winery Management to Enhance Flavor Quality of Aromatic White Varieties Proc. Viticulture 2007, Rochester, New York, 6-8 February, 2007 pp 94-96.

Presented Papers, Seminars, Workshops, Reports

Willwerth, J. (2014). Vineyard practices and their impact on cold hardiness and bud survival. Essex County Associated Growers’ 64th South West Horticulture Expo, 18-19 November, Leamington, ON. Canada.

Willwerth, J., Ker, K., and Inglis, D. (2014).  Best Management practices for reducing winter injury in Grapevines.  (Submitted to Ontario Grape and Wine Research Inc. September 2014).

Willwerth, J. (2014). Assessments of bird activity, bird damage and use of a new bird deterrent in vineyards within the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario. (Submitted to the Grape

Growers of Ontario for Industry Support Component (ISC) project from Ontario Vineyard Improvement Program).

Willwerth, J. (2014). Protecting vineyards using large data sets:  VineAlert and monitoring cold tolerance in grapevines.  Data Analytics for the wine and tree fruit growing industries. 29 March, Acadia University, Wolfville, NS. Canada (keynote speaker).

Willwerth, J. (2014). Grapevine cold hardiness: Current issues and research developments. CCOVI Lecture Series. 10 March, 2014. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. Canada.

Willwerth, J. (2014). Precision viticulture and use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in vineyards. Eastern Winery Exposition. 4-5 March, Lancaster, PA. USA.

Willwerth, J. (2014). Recovering from Cold Symptoms: Grapevine Cold Hardiness and Mitigating the Effects of Freeze Injury. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference. 19-20 February. Niagara Falls, ON. Canada.

Willwerth, J. (2013). Use of geotextiles to protect Ontario vineyards from freeze injury. (Submitted to the Grape Growers of Ontario for Industry Support Component (ISC) project from Ontario Vineyard Improvement Program).

Willwerth, J. (2013). Overview of Canopy Management for Quality Wine Production. 63rd South West Horticulture Expo. 19-20 November. Leamington, ON. Canada.

Willwerth, J. (2013). Wine Island’s Grower Association 11th Annual Oenology and Viticulture Conference. 11-12 July, Duncan, British Columbia. Canada (invited).

Willwerth, J. (2013). Getting Through the Winter: Updates on Freeze Protection and Cold Hardiness Research Beating the Cold. Best Viticulture Practices to Maximum Vine Hardiness. CCOVI Lecture Series. 10 April, 2013. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. Canada.

Willwerth, J. and Ker. K. (2013). Calibrate Your Vineyard: Pruning workshop. 24 January, 2013.  Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. Canada.

Willwerth, J. (2012). Beating the Cold. Best Viticulture Practices to Maximum Vine Hardiness. CCOVI Lecture Series. 28 March, 2012. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. Canada.

Willwerth, J. (2011). Managing Acidity in the Vineyard. VQA Winemaker’s Forum: From Vine to Wine – Methods and trials on dealing with high acid varietals. 26 May, 2011. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. Canada.

Willwerth, J. (2011). How to Overcome the Cold? An Overview of Grapevine Winter Hardiness and New Grape Varieties Suitable for Cold Climate Regions. Quebec Workshop for Wine and Vine. 11 April, 2011. Brome-Mississquoi, QC. Canada.

Willwerth, J. (2011). Coming out of the Cold: The State of the Vine. CCOVI Lecture Series. 9 March, 2011. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. Canada.

Willwerth, J. (2011). VineAlert and New Vineyard Research/Outreach Projects at CCOVI. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Grower Association Convention. 23-24 February, 2011. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. Canada. (Invited)

Willwerth, J. (2011). Understanding Factors Impacting Cold Hardiness and VineAlert: An Advanced Cold Hardiness Database. Grapevine Winter Hardiness and Research Update Symposium for Nova Scotia Grape Growers and Winemakers, 1-2 February, 2011. St. Catharines, ON. Canada.

Willwerth, J. (2010). Vineyard Management Practices and their Influence on Cold Hardiness. Essex County Growers Association Annual Meeting. 24 November, 2010. Leamington, ON. Canada. (Invited)

Willwerth, J. (2009). Defining Terroir in the Niagara Peninsula. Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Cornell University Seminar Series, Geneva, NY. 7 Oct, 2009. (Invited)

Willwerth, J. (2008). Riesling and Terroir in the Niagara Peninsula. 1st International Riesling Experience, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, 17 July, 2008. (Invited)

Willwerth, J. (2007). Plant Materials for Viticulture. Rootstocks and Scions: Where, Why and How to Plant. Independent Wine Education Guild Seminar. 21 August, 2007. Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. Canada.

Reynolds, A.G., Willwerth, J., Hakimi, J., et al. (2006). Determining the Basis for Vineyard Terroir Using Spatial Variation in Vine Vigor, Water Stress, and Soil Texture. Proc. Terroir 2006: A Dialogue Between Earth Scientists and Winemakers. 19-22 March, 2006. University of California, Davis, USA.

CCOVI Scientist, Oenology
Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, Brock University
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1
Email: bkemp@brocku.ca
Phone: 905 688 5550 x6123
Fax: 905 688 3104
Office: IH202, Lab: IH210

Education
Postgraduate Certificate (PGCE) (2012) – Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

PhD. (2010) – Viticulture and Oenology, Lincoln University, Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand

BSc. (Hons)(2006) – Viticulture and Oenology, University of Brighton, Plumpton College, United Kingdom

Research
Wine flavour chemistry of sparkling and appassimento wines, tannin management in red wines, winery techniques to manage a range of grape maturity levels.

Selected Publications

  • Kemp, B. (2017). Foam stability in sparkling wines. ScottLabs Fermentation Handbook 2017. Pp. 103.
  • Inglis, D.,   Dowling, L., Kelly, J., Diprofio, Kemp, B. and Pickering, G.(2017). A new wine style for Canada’s cool climate wine regions based on the appassimento technique. The Grape Press. United Kingdom Vineyards Association (UKVA) magazine. March 2017.
  • Kemp, B., Hogan, C., Xu, S., Dowling, D. and Inglis, D. (2017).The Impact of Wine Style and Sugar Addition in
    liqueur d’expedition(dosage) Solutions on Traditional Method Sparkling Wine Composition.
    Beverages.  3, 7, 1-16.
  • Botezatu, A., Kemp, B, S. and Pickering, G, J. (2016). Chemical and sensory evaluation of silicone and polylactic acid based remedial treatments for elevated methoxypyrazine levels in wine. Molecules. 21(9), 1238, 1-13.
  • Kemp, B. and Willwerth, J. (2016). Current Pinot noir research projects in Ontario. The Grape Press. United Kingdom Vineyards Association (UKVA) magazine. August 2016. 165, 37-39.
  • Nesbitt, A., Kemp, B, S., Steele, C., Lovett, A. and Dorling, S. (2016). Impacts of recent climate change and weather variability on the viability of UK viticulture-combining weather and climate records with producers’ perspectives. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research. 22, 2, 324 – 335.
  • Kemp, B., Wiles, B. and Inglis, D. (2015). Gushing of Sparkling Wine at Disgorging: Reasons and Remedies. Practical Winery and Vineyard Journal, California, USA. October 2015. Pp 58-63.
  • Kemp, B., Alexandre, H., Robillard, B. and Marchal, R. (2015). Review: Effect of Production Phase on Bottle-Fermented Sparkling Wine Quality. Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry. 63, 1, 19-38.
  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R. and Creasy, G. L. (2011). Effect of mechanical leaf removal and its timing on flavan-3-ol and proanthocyanidin concentration and composition in Vitis vinifera L. cv. Pinot Noir wine. Australian Journal Grape and Wine Research. 17, 2, 270-279.
  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R. and Hider. R. (2011). Effect of protein-tannin ratio and tannin concentration in wine on the bovine serum albumin (BSA) -based precipitation method. Journal International des Sciences Vin et du Vigne. 45, 1, 1-7.

Presentations

  • Kemp, B. (2017). The Science of Sparkling Wine. Lecture Series 2017, Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIS), Toronto, Canada. (Invited).
  • Kemp, B. (2017). Sparkling Winemaking: Forming foam and flavour. Texas A & M University, Oenology Webinar Series, College Station, Texas, USA. (Invited).
  • Kemp, B. (2017). TanninAlert: Aims, method and impact. Andrew Peller Ltd, Grape Growers Meeting.  Thursday 31st August 2017. Trius Winery, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada. (Invited).
  • Kemp, B. (2017). Dosage in-depth! Sparkling wine workshop. UK WineSkills Extension Program, Hattingley Valley Winery, Hampshire, UK. Friday 7th July 2017. (Invited).
  • Kemp, B. (2017). Ontario sparkling wine research and initiatives. Atlantic Canada Wine Symposium, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. 11th-13th June 2017. (Invited).
  • Kemp, B. (2017). Red wine acidity, pH and SO2. Ontario South Coast Growers Annual Meeting, Simcoe Research Station, Ontario, Canada. 18th May 2017. (Invited).
  • Kemp, B. (2017). The difference between Charmat and Traditional Method sparkling wine techniques. VQA tasting panel training day. Rockway Vineyards, Ontario, Canada. 23rd March 2017. (Invited).
  • Kemp, B. (2017). Managing high pH in red juice and wine:  Pinot noir and Cabernet franc. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC), Scotiabank Centre, Niagara Falls, Canada. 22nd-23rd February 2017. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. (Invited).
  • Willwerth, J. and Kemp, B. (2017). Effects of Leaf Removal on Sparkling and Still Wines for Pinot Noir. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC). 22nd-23rd February 2017, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
  • Kemp, B., Willwerth, J., Jasinski, M., Onguta, E. and Inglis, D. (2017). A comparison of clones from Champagne and Burgundy grown in Ontario for sparkling wine production. CCOVI Lecture Series. 15th February 2017.
  • Kemp, B. (2017). The impact of sparkling wine composition on foam: From berries to bubbles. Iowa Wine Growers Association Annual Conference (IWGA), Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, Ames, Iowa, USA. 5-6th February 2017. (Invited).
  • Kemp, B. (2016). Tracking, tackling and tasting tannins! 17th Annual Oenology & Viticulture Conference and Tradeshow. British Columbia Wine and Grape Council. 18th – 19th July 2016. Penticton Convention Centre, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada. (Invited).
  • Onguta, E., Kemp, B., van der Merwe, P., and Inglis, D. (2016). The role of protein concentration on sparkling wine foaming properties and sensory attributes. ASEV-Eastern Section. 17-21st July 2016. St Louis, USA. (Poster)
  • Kemp, B. Hogan, C., Xu S., Dowling, L., Onguta, E. and Inglis D. (2016). The influence of sugar and wine style in dosage solutions on sparkling wine aroma and foam stability. International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS 2016), UK. May 2016. (Oral presentation)
  • Plante, J., Kemp, B and Inglis, D. (2016). Nutrient type and timing for low pH base wines during yeast acclimatization and tirage. International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS 2016), UK. May 2016. (Poster)
  • Van de Merwe, P., Kemp, B., Willwerth, J. and Inglis, D.  (2016). The impact of severity and timing of leaf removal on L. Cv. Pinot noir sparkling wine juice and base wines compared to red still wines. International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS 2016), UK. May 2016. (Poster)
  • Onguta, E., Kemp, B., Van de Merwe, P. and Inglis, D. (2016). The impact on sparkling wine foam and sensory attributes of bentonite additions during sparkling wine production. International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS 2016), UK. May 2016. (Poster)
  • Inglis, D., Kemp, B., Dowling, L., Kelly, J., Diprofio, F. and Pickering, G. (2016). A new wine style for Canada’s cool climate wine regions based on the appassimento technique. International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS 2016), UK. May 2016. (Oral presentation)
  • Kemp, B. (2016). Challenges involved in judging, tasting and sensory analysis of sparkling wines. Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association Conference, 5th March 2016. Prince Edward County (PEC), Ontario, Canada. (Invited)
  • Kemp, B. Onguta, E., and Inglis, D. (2016). The impact of bentonite on sparkling wine autolytic characters and sensory quality. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention. February 2016. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. (Invited)
  • Kemp, B. (2016). CCOVI sparkling wine research trials and their impact on Ontario sparkling wine quality. CCOVI Lecture Series. 3rd February 2016. Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
  • Onguta, E., Dowling, L., Kemp, B., Willwerth, J., van der Merwe, G. and Inglis, D. The Suitability of L. Cv. Pinot noir Mariafeld for Sparkling Wine in Niagara, Ontario. ASEV-Eastern Section conference, Fredonia, New York State, USA. July 2015. (Poster)
  • Dowling, L., Kemp, B., Onguta, E. and Inglis, D. Increasing sparkling wine quality, productivity and winery revenue with press fractioning of L. Cv. Pinot noir clone 115. ASEV-Eastern Section conference, Fredonia, New York State, USA. July 2015. (Poster)
  • Kemp, B. (2015). Press fractions, timing of bentonite addition and gushing on Ontario sparkling wine quality. CCOVI Lecture Series, 23rd March 2015. Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
  • Kemp, B. Rosé and Sparkling Wine: Production costs and potential trends. (2015). Symposium Vigne et Vin, Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. 9th February 2015. (Invited)
  • Hogan, C., Kemp, B., Xu, S., Inglis, D. and McFadden-Smith, W. (2014). The Effect of Wine-Based Dosage solutions on the Volatile Aroma Composition and Flavour of Ontario Sparkling Wine. 65th ASEV National Conference, Austin, Texas, USA. 23rd – 27th June 2014. (Poster).
  • Kemp, B. (2014). Tannin Alert: A wine tannin management system for Niagara wineries. CCOVI Lecture Series, 17th March 2015. Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
  • Kemp, B. (2014). TanninAlert: Phenolic ripeness and tannin management in red wine production. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC). Niagara Falls, Ontario. 19th February 2014.
  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R. and Creasy, G. L. (2014). Managing wine flavours despite vintage variation: A perspective from New Zealand with application to Ontario. Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention. Niagara Falls, Ontario. 19th February 2014. (Invited guest speaker)
  • Kemp, B. (2013). How to predict harvest using grape skins and seeds? South Western Horticulture Expo. 19-20th November 2013. Leamington, Ontario, Canada.
    Kemp, B. (2013). UK grape and wine production. World Viticulture Lecture Series. Geisenheim University, Germany. 25-27th June 2013. (Invited)
  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R. and Creasy, G. L. (2013). The effect of leaf removal on Pinot noir wine flavour and aromas in a cool climate. University of Rioja, Spain. 28th January- 2nd February 2013. (Invited guest lecturer)
  • Kemp, B. (2012). English sparkling wine research and press fraction composition of sparkling must and base wine. ASEV Eastern Section, International Symposium on Sparkling Wine Production, Traverse City, Michigan, USA. July 15th 2012. (Invited)
  • Kemp, B., Harrison, R., Sedcole, R, and Creasy, G. L. (2012). The effect of the timing of leaf removal on the “green” and “fruity” aromas and flavours of (Vitis vinifera L. cv.) Pinot noir wine. ASEV Eastern Section, 37th Annual ASEV/ES Conference & Symposium, Traverse City, Michigan, USA. July 16-19, 2012. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture. 63:4: 579a-589a. (Invited).

CCOVI Fellows

CCOVI Fellow
Professor and Graduate Coordinator
School of Engineering, College of Physical and Engineering Science,
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
Email: rbbrown@uoguelph.ca
Phone: 519-824-4120 x 53922
Fax: 519-836-0227

Education
BSc (Agr), University of Guelph (Crop Science), Guelph, Ont.
MSc, University of Guelph (Crop Science), Guelph, Ont.
BSc (Eng), University of Guelph (Biological Engineering), Guelph, Ont.
PhD, University of Guelph (Biological Engineering), Guelph, Ont.

Teaching
Bioinstrumentation Design
Engineering Design IV (F,W)
Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation

Research
Instrumentation, remote sensing and applied geomatics in precision viticulture.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Reynolds, A., Marciniak, M., Brown, R.B., Tremblay, L. and L. Baissas. 2009. Using GPS, GIS and Airborne Imaging to Understand Niagara Terroir. Proceedings of 16th GiESCO International Symposium, University of California, Davis, CA. July 12-16. 16pp.

Ryerson, R., Schwebs, S., Brown, R.B., Boles, S. and M. Duncan. 2008. The Commercialization of Remote Sensing and GIS for Vineyard Management: A Simple But Powerful Application of Change Detection. Presented at Am. Soc. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Annual Conference, Portland, OR. May

Brown, R.B and S. Boles. 2007. GPS, GIS and Remote Sensing: Geospatial Technologies for Precision Viticulture. Wine East 35(4): 14-22.

CCOVI Fellow
Professor of Finance
Goodman School of Business, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
Email: dcyr@brocku.ca 
Phone: 905-688-5550 x3136
Fax: 905-378-5723
Office: TA 315

Education
BSc, Geology, Concordia University, Montreal, PQ
MBA, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
MA, Economics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
PhD, Finance, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Teaching
Corporate Finance
Investments
International Finance

Research
Economic and financial aspects of the grape and wine industry; financial derivatives to hedge the risk of adverse weather conditions.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Cyr, D., and T. Shaw. “The impact of global warming on Ontario’s Icewine industry”. VIII International Terroir Conference 2010, Soave, Italy.

Cyr, D., J. Kushner, and T. Ogwang. “A survivor analysis of the Canadian wine industry: 1984 to 2009”. American Association of Wine Economics 2010 Annual Conference, Davis, CA.

Cyr, D., M. Kusy, and T. Shaw. “Explorations in the design of an optimal weather hedging contract for viticulture”. American Association of Wine Economics 2010 Annual Conference, Davis, CA.

Cyr, D., and J. Kushner. “Optimal size in the Californian wine industry: A survivor technique analysis of 1984 to 2009” at The World’s Wine Markets by 2030: Terroir, Climate Change, R&D and Globalization in Adelaide, Australia, Feb. 2010.

Cyr, D., Kusy, M. and Shaw, A.B. “Weather contracts for hedging risk in the viticulture industry”, Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference 2010, St. Catharines, Ontario, February, 2010.

Cyr, D. Kusy, M. and Shaw A.B. “Hedging the risks of vineyard winter injury employing and OTC collar contract”, 3rd Annual Conference of the American Association of Wine Economists, June 2009, Reims, France.

Cyr, D., Kwong, L., Malone, I. and Wendel, A. “Economic hysteresis in the Californian vineyard industry: a real options analysis of entry and exit”, 3rd Annual Conference of the American Association of Wine Economists, June 2009, Reims, France.

Cyr, D., Hanagriff, R., “What is making the Texas vineyard industry tick? A real options analysis of entry and exit,” Bacchus Goes Green, 4th Interdisciplinary and International Wine Conference, July 2009, Dijon, France.

Cyr, D., Kusy, M. and Shaw, A.B.. The Potential Use of Weather Derivatives in the Viticulture Industry,Economia & Diritto Agroalimentare. Volume 13, Number 3, 2008.

Cyr, D. and Kusy, M.. Canadian Ice Wine Production: A Case for the Use of Weather Derivatives.Journal of Wine Economics. Volume 2, Number 2, Fall, 2007.

CCOVI Fellow
Professor of Management
Recipient of Brock University’s Chancellor’s Chair for Research Excellence
Goodman School of Business, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
Email: ddeclercq@brocku.ca 
Phone: 905-688-5550 x5187
Fax: 905-641-8068
Office: TA 428

Education
Bachelor and Master in Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium
Master in General Management, Ghent University, Belgium
PhD in Business Administration, University of Minnesota, USA

Teaching
Research Methodology
Entrepreneurship

Research
Wine business; entrepreneurship; innovation; cross-country studies.

Latest Publications and Presentations
De Clercq, D., and Voronov, M. 2009. The Role of Cultural and Symbolic Capital in Entrepreneurs’ Ability to Meet Expectations about Conformity and Innovation.Journal of Small Business Management, 47, 398-420.

De Clercq, D., and Voronov, M. 2009. Toward a Practice Perspective of Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial Legitimacy as Habitus.International Small Business Journal, 27, 395-419.

Voronov, M., De Clercq, D., and Hinings, C.R. 2009. Social Classification and Interests in Ontario Wine Industry.Cahiers du CEREN, 27, 43-55.

De Clercq, D., and Voronov, M. 2009. The role of domination in newcomers’ legitimation as entrepreneurs.Organization, 16(6): 799-827.

De Clercq, D., and Dakhli, M. 2009. Personal Strain and Ethical Standards of the Self-Employed.Journal of Business Venturing, 24(5): 477-490.

De Clercq, D., Menguc, B., and Auh, S. 2009. Unpacking the Relationship between Innovation Strategy and Firm Performance: The Role of Task Conflict and Political Activity.Journal of Business Research, 62(11): 1046-1053.

De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N., and Dimov, D. 2009. When Good Conflict Gets Better and Bad Conflict Becomes Worse: The Role of Social Capital in the Conflict–Innovation Relationship.Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 37(3): 283-297.

De Clercq, D., Menzies, T., Diochon, M., and Gasse, Y. 2009. Explaining Nascent Entrepreneurs’ Goal Commitment: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 22(2): 123-139.

CCOVI Fellow
Professor of Biological Sciences/Plant Biochemistry
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Plant Biotechnology
Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
Email: vdeluca@brocku.ca 
Phone: 905-688-5550 x4554
Fax: 905-688-1855
Office: MC F240

Education
BSc (Honours) Biology, Concordia University, Montréal, PQ
MSc (Plant Biochemistry) Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont.
PhD (Plant Biochemistry) Chemistry, Concordia University, Montréal, PQ

Teaching
Plant Growth and Development
Plant and microbial biotechnology
Mechanisms in Plant Biochemistry
Current Topics in Basic and Applied Plant Biology

Research
Functional genomics and metabolomics of secondary metabolism in grape vines and in various medicinal such as the Madagascar Periwinkle. Applications of knowledge for improvement of wine quality parameters and to enhance production of valuable medicinal products.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Chaudhary, V., H. Leisch, A. Moudra, B. Allen, V. De Luca, D.P. Cox, and T. Hudlicky. 2009. Biotransformations of morphine alkaloids by fungi: N-demethylations, oxidations, and reductions. Chem. Commun., 74: 1179–1193.

Facchini, Peter and De Luca, Vincenzo (2008) Opium poppy and Madagascar periwinkle: model non-model systems to investigate alkaloid biosynthesis in plants.Plant Journal, 54: 763-784.

Murata, Jun, Jonathan Roepke, Heather Gordon and Vincenzo De Luca (2008) The leaf epidermome of Catharanthus roseus reveals its biochemical specialization. Plant Cell1105/tpc.107.056630 p 1-19, 2008.

Levac, Dylan, Jun Murata and Vincenzo De Luca (2008) Application of carborundum abrasion for investigating leaf epidermis: Molecular cloning of Catharanthus roseus 16-hydroxytabersonine-16-O-methyltransferse. Plant Journal53: 225-236.

Magnotta, M, J Murata, J Chen and V De Luca (2007) Metabolic engineering of Catharanthus roseus hairy roots expressing Deacetylvindoline-4-O-acetyltransferase.Phytochemistry 68: 1922–1931.

Hall, D and V De Luca (2007) Mesocarp localization of a bifunctional resveratrol/hydroxycinnamic acid glucosyltransferase of Concord grape (Vitis labrusca). Plant Journal49: 579-591

Murata, J, JE Brandle, CW. Sensen and V De Luca (2006); Expressed sequenced tags from Madagascar Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus).FEBS Letters 580: 4501-4507

J Chen, DE Hall, Jun Murata & V De Luca (2006) L-Alanine induces programmed cell death in Vitis labrusca cell suspension cultures.Plant Science 171: 734-744.

J Wang & V De Luca (2005) The biosynthesis and regulation of Concord grape fruit esters, including “Foxy” methyl anthranilate. Plant Journal 44: 606-619.

CCOVI Fellow
Wine Writer, Author
Oakville, ON
Email: ronaldjackson@cogeco.ca 
Phone: 905-582-9843

Education
BSc., Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont.
MSc., Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont.
Ph.D, University of Toronto, Ont.

Research
Assessing sensory skill of tasters; Botrytis.

Books:
Wine Science: Principles and Applications. 4th ed. (2014), pp. 960. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. (OIV award, Paris, 2015) (3rd ed. available in Chinese)

Wine Tasting: A Professional Handbook. 3rd ed. (2017), pp. 415. Academic Press, London. (1st editions in Spanish & Chinese, 2nd edition in Italian)

Chapters:
Table wines. In Alcoholic Beverages: Sensory Evaluation and Consumer Research (J. Piggott, ed.). pp. 196–226. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK. (2012).

Tasting wine. In The World of Niagara (M. Ripmeester, C. Fullerton, and P. Mackintosh, eds.). pp. 213–228. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, ON. (2013).

Shelf-life in Wine. In Food and Beverage Shelf-life and Stability. 2nd ed. (D. Kilcast and P. Subramaniam, eds.). pp. 311–344. Elsevier Press, London, UK. (2016).

Innovation in winemaking. In: Science and Technology of Fruit Wine Production. (M. R. Kosseva, V. K. Joshi, and P. S. Panesar, eds.) pp. 617–662. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. (2016).

Articles:
In Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology. 2nd ed. Vol 1. (R. K. Robinson, C. A. Batt and P. D. Patel eds.) Vol 1. pp. 288–296. Academic Press, New York, NY. (2014)

Viticulture pp. 14. In  Reference Module in Food Sciences. Academic Press, San Diego, CA. (2015)

Wine Types pp. 556–56. In Encyclopedia of Food and Health. 3rd ed. (B. Caballero, P.M. Finglas and F. Toldra, eds.) Academic Press, Oxford, UK. (2016)

Wine and Health. pp. 562–570. In Encyclopedia of Food and Health. 3rd ed. (B. Caballero, P.M. Finglas and F. Toldra, eds.) Academic Press, Oxford, UK. (2016)

Wine Tasting. pp. 577–584. In Encyclopedia of Food and Health. 3rd ed. (B. Caballero, P.M. Finglas and F. Toldra, eds.) Academic Press, Oxford, UK.  (2016)

CCOVI Fellow
Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences,
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
Email: lkwong@brocku.ca
Phone: 905-688-5550 x5137
Fax: 905-688-6388
Office: PLZ 435

Education
B.A., University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB
M.A., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Ph.D, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Teaching
ECON 3P91 – Mathematical Economics
ECON 5P01 – Microeconomic Theory
ECON 3P73 – Game Theory
ECON 3P06 – Industrial Organization
ECON 3P98 – Economics of Information

Research
Industrial organization aspect of the grape and wine industry; game theoretical models of information transmission; pricing in wine markets.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Kwong, L. Forthcoming. Eco-Labels as a Signal of Quality.Journal of Wine Economics.

Cyr, D., R. Hanagriff, and L. Kwong. Forthcoming. What is Making Investment in the Texas Vineyard Industry Tick? A Real Options Analysis of Entry and Exit.Journal of Wine Economics.

Kwong, L., D. Cyr, J. Kushner, and T. Ogwang. Forthcoming. A Semiparametric Hedonic Pricing Model of Ontario Wines.Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Kwong, L. Price Competition in Markets with Ethical Niches. Fourth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Wine Economists, Davis, California, U.S., June 26-28, 2010.

Kwong, L. 2009. On the Revelation of Provenance in Online Wine Auctions.Journal of Wine Economics, 4, 166-184.

Cyr, D., L. Kwong, I. Malone and A. Wendel. Economic Hysteresis in the California Vineyard Industry: A Real Options Analysis of Entry and Exit. Third Annual Meeting of the American Association of Wine Economists, Reims, Champagne, France, June 18-21, 2009.

Kwong, L. and C.W. Cullen. On the Adoption of Green Technology as a Signal of Quality. Third Annual Meeting of the American Association of Wine Economists, Reims, Champagne, France, June 18-21, 2009.

Kwong, L. 2007. The Desirability of Expert Advice. Competition Bureau of Canada.

CCOVI Fellow
Associate Professor of Marketing
Goodman School of Business, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
Phone: 905-688-5550 x5383
Fax: 905-378-5716
Office: TA 446

 

Education
BSc (Honours) in Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
MA, Experimental Psychology: Cognitive Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
PhD, Experimental Psychology: Cognitive Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

Teaching
Consumer Behaviour
Integrated Marketing Communications
Introduction to Marketing

Research
Consumer behaviour; impact of external cues on consumers’ choice in buying wine.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Watch the TV Cogeco coverage of Antonia’s lecture “Does a wine’s name influence consumer taste perception?”, part of the 2012 Annual CCOVI Lecture Series here

Mantonakis, Antonia, Kirk Stokes, and Daniel M. Bernstein (2011, June), “Solving Puzzles leads to Increased Brand Preference.” Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Conference, New York, NY.

Mantonakis, Antonia and Bryan Galiffi (2011, June), “Does the Fluency of a Winery Name affect Taste Perception?” Academy of Wine Business Research International Conference, Bordeaux, France.

Mantonakis, Antonia, Matthew Philp, Isabelle Lesschaeve, and Reid Hastie (2011, June), “Consumer Evaluation and Decision Process when Engaging in a Sequential Sampling Scenario,” Academy of Wine Business Research International Conference, Bordeaux, France.

Mantonakis, Antonia (2011, May), “A Brief Pause between a Tagline and Brand Increases Brand Name Recognition and Preference,” La Londe Conference on Marketing Communications and Consumer Behavior, La Londe les Maures, France.

Mantonakis, A., Schwartz, N., Wudarzewski, A. and Yoon, C. presented “How the numbers in your rating scale influence taste perception and willingness to pay” at the Society for Consumer Psychology Conference in Tampa, Florida, February 2010.

Mantonakis, A., Rodero, Pauline, Lesschaeve, Isabelle and Hastie, Reid. 2009. Order In Choice: Effects of Serial Position on Preferences (LEAD ARTICLE),Psychological Science, 20(11): 1309-1312.

Wudarzewski, A., A. Mantonakis, D.M. Bernstein, S. Clifasefi, and E.F. Loftus. False past experience can shape current preferences – Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Boston, MA, Nov. 2009.

Mantonakis, A., P. Rodero, I. Lesschaeve, and R. Hastie. Order In Choice: Effects of Serial Position on Preferences – North America Association for Consumer Research Conference, Pittsburg, PA, Oct. 2009.

Mantonakis, A., N. Schwartz, A. Wudarzewski, and C. Yoon. How the numbers in your rating scale influence taste perception and willingness to pay – North America Association for Consumer Research Conference, Pittsburg, PA, Oct. 2009.

Rodero, Pauline, Mantonakis, A., Lesschaeve, Isabelle and Hastie, Reid. Order In Choice: Effects of Serial Position on Preferences – SOBDR Conference, Conference Proceedings, St. Catharines, Ontario, May, 2009.

Rodero, Pauline, Mantonakis, A., Lesschaeve, Isabelle and Hastie, Reid. Order In Choice: Effects of Serial Position on Preferences – Mapping of New Knowledge Conference, St. Catharines, Ontario, March, 2009.

Wudarzewski, Amanda, Mantonakis, A., Schwarz, Norbert and Yoon, Carolyn. How the Numbers on your Rating Scale Influence Perception and Willingness to Pay – SOBDR Conference, Conference Proceedings, St. Catharines, Ontario, May, 2009.

Wudarzewski, A., Mantonakis, A., Clifasefi, S., Bernstein, D. M. and Loftus, E. F. Remembering Taste Experiences: Constructed Preferences from Suggestion – Society for Consumer Psychology Annual Conference, Conference Proceedings, New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 2008.

Wudarzewski, A., Mantonakis, A., Clifasefi, S., Bernstein, D. M. and Loftus, E. F. Remembering Taste Experiences: Constructed Preferences from Suggestion – Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science 18th Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, London, Ontario, June, 2008.

Wudarzewski, A., Mantonakis, A., Clifasefi, S., Bernstein, D. M. and Loftus, E. F. Remembering Taste Experiences: Constructed Preferences from Suggestion – Connecting Minds 2008 National Undergraduate Research Conference in Psychology, Conference Proceedings, Richmond, British Columbia, May, 2008.

Wudarzewski, A., Mantonakis, A., Clifasefi, S., Bernstein, D. M. and Loftus, E. F. Remembering Taste Experiences: Constructed Preferences from Suggestion – Southern Ontario Behavioral Decision Research Conference, Conference Proceedings, Waterloo, Ontario, May, 2008.

Wudarzewski, A., Mantonakis, A., Clifasefi, S., Bernstein, D. M. and Loftus, E. F. Remembering Taste: Constructed Preferences from Suggestion – North American Association for Consumer Research Conference, Conference Proceedings, San Fransisco, California, October, 2008.

Wudarzewski, A., Kronlund (Mantonakis), A., Clifasefi, S., Bernstein, D. M. and Loftus, E. Remembering the Taste of the Wine: Constructed Wine Preferences from Suggestion – Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Lewiston, Maine, July, 2007.

Wudarzewski, A., Kronlund (Mantonakis), A., Clifasefi, S., Bernstein, D. M. and Loftus, E. F. Remembering the Taste of Wine: Constructed Wine Preferences from Suggestion – Bacchus: An International Interdisciplinary Conference on Wine, St. Catharines, Ontario, June, 2007.

CCOVI Fellow
Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
Email: anassuth@uoguelph.ca
Phone: 519-824-4120 x58787
Fax: 519-837-1802

Education
B.Sc. (Honours), Biology, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
M.Sc., Biology, Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ph.D., Biochemistry, State University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands

Teaching
Introduction to Biology
Life Strategies of Plants

Research
Molecular basis of stress tolerance in plants, with major emphasis on grape vines. Application of knowledge for the selection of stress tolerant winegrapes.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Nassuth, A. and Siddiqua, M. 2009. Regulation of Stress Responsive Signalling Pathways by Eudicot CBF/DREB1 Genes in: “PLANT COLD HARDINESS: From the Laboratory to the Field”. CABI Pub. Wallingford, UK. L. Gusta, M. Wisniewski and K. Tanino (Eds).

Siddiqua, M., Xiao, H. and A. Nassuth. 2009. Promoter analysis of grape CBF genes.Acta Horticulturae 827: 323-328.

Xiao, H., Tattersall, E., Siddiqua, M., Cramer, G.R., and A. Nassuth. 2008. CBF4 is a unique member of the CBF transcription factor family of Vitis vinifera and Vitis riparia.Plant, Cell and Environment 31: 1-10.

Xiao, H., Siddiqua, M., Braybrook, S., and A. Nassuth. 2006. Three grape CBF/DREB1 genes are regulated by low temperature, drought and abscisic acid.Plant, Cell and Environment 29 (7): 1410-1421.

Xiao, H., and A. Nassuth. 2006. Stress- and development-induced expression of spliced and unspliced transcripts from two highly similar dehydrin 1 genes in V. riparia and V. vinifera.Plant Cell Reports 25 (9): 968-977.

CCOVI Fellow
Chair and Professor of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences,
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
Email: michael.ripmeester@brocku.ca
Phone: 905-688-5550 x4416
Fax: 905-688-6369
Office: C 321

Education
B.A., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
M.A., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Ph.D, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Teaching
GEOG 2P06 – Cultural and Historical Geography
GEOG 2P10 – Qualitative Research Design and Methodology

Research
Heritage, identity and the grape and wine industry in Niagara.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Ripmeester, M. and R. Johnston. 2010. New wine into old narratives: constructing wine as intangible heritage in the Niagara Region, Canada, Constructing Intangible Heritage. S. Lira, R. Amoeda, C. Pinheiro, and F. Olivera. Greenlines Institute, Barcelos, Portugal.

Ripmeester, M. and R. Johnston. 2010. Sustaining identity: Heritage development and identity construction in the Niagara region, Canada. Heritage 2010. S. Lira, R. Amoeda, C. Pinheiro, and F. Olivera. Greenlines Institute, Barcelos, Portugal.

Ripmeester, M. and R. Johnston. 2009. Wine as intangible heritage: preliminary thoughts on meaning and landscape in the Niagara Region, Canada. Sharing Cultures 2009, S. Lira, R. Amoeda, C. Pinheiro, and F. Olivera. Greenlines Institute, Barcelos, Portugal. 585-593.

CCOVI Fellow
Professor of Geography
Faculty of Social Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
Email: tshaw@brocku.ca
Phone: 905-688-5550 x3866
Fax: 905-688-6369
Office: MC C326


Education

Honours Bachelor, Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ont.
Master of Arts, Geography, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont.
PhD, Geography, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont.

Teaching
Introduction to meteorology
Applied climatology
Advanced climatology
Climate & grape wine production
Sustainability and the environment

Research
Climatology and its influence on grape production in Canada; wine machine technology.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Cyr, D., and A.B. Shaw. “The impact of global warming on Ontario’s Icewine industry”. VIII International Terroir Conference 2010, Soave, Italy.

Cyr, D., M. Kusy, and A.B. Shaw. “Explorations in the design of an optimal weather hedging contract for viticulture”. American Association of Wine Economics 2010 Annual Conference, Davis, CA.

Cyr, D., M. Kusy, and A.B. Shaw. “Weather contracts for hedging risk in the viticulture industry” at the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Conference 2010 in St. Catharines, Feb. 2010.

Cyr, D., M. Kusy, and A.B. Shaw. “Hedging the risks of vineyard winter injury employing and OTC collar contract.” 3rd Annual Conference of the American Association of Wine Economists, June 2009, Reims, France.

Shaw, A.B. 2007. Topographic and Climatic Analysis of Niagara’s Sub-Appellations. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, April 17-21, 2007.

Shaw, A.B. 2007. Impact of Land Use and Environmental Regulations on the Wine Industry. Panel Discussion. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, April 17-21, 2007.

Shaw, A.B. 2007. A Climatic Analysis of Pinot Noir Wine Regions. Presented at the Third Bacchus International Wine Conference, June 7-9, 2007.

Shaw, A.B. 2006. A Climatic Characterization of the Sub Appellations in the Niagara Peninsula Wine Region. In Proceedings of the VI International Congress on Terroirs Viticoles, Bordeaux and Montpellier, France, July 3-7, pp.27-32.

Shaw, A.B. 2006. Viticultural Zoning in the Niagara Peninsula Wine Region. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, Illinois, March 7-11.

Shaw, A.B. 2006. A Climatic Characterization of the Sub-Appellations in the Niagara Peninsula Wine Region. Presented at the VIth International Terroir Congress, Bordeaux-Montpellier, July 2-7.

Shaw, A.B. 2005. The Niagara Peninsula Viticultural Area: A Climatic Analysis of Canada’s Largest Wine Region, Journal of Wine Research, Vol.16, No.2, pp.1-19.

CCOVI Fellow
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
Email: jstuart@brocku.ca 
Phone: 905-688-5550 x4814
Fax: 905-688-1855
Office: MC F224

Education
BSc in Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
PhD in Zoology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.

Teaching
Human Physiology
Cell Physiology
Bioenergetics

Research
Biological activities of resveratrol and other red-wine polyphenols.
Molecular mechanisms underlying longevity.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Kronenberg, G., Gertz, K., Overall, R.W., Harms, C., Klein, J., Page, M.M., Stuart, J.A., Endres, M., 2011.  Folate deficiency increases mtDNA and D-1 mtDNA deletion in aged brain of mice lacking uracil-DNA glycosylase.  Exptl. Neurol.  In press.

Salway, K.D., Gallagher, E.J. and Stuart, J.A., 2011.  Longer-lived mammals and birds have higher levels of heat shock proteins.  Mech. Age. Devel.  In press.

Robb, E.L. and Stuart, J.A., 2011.  Resveratrol interacts with estrogen receptor-β to inhibit cell replicative growth and enhance stress resistance by upregulating mitochondrial superoxide dismutase.  Free Radic. Biol. Med.  In press.

Stuart, J.A. and Page, M.M., 2010.  Plasma [IGF-1] is negatively correlated with body mass in a comparison of 36 mammalian species.  Mech. Age. Devel.131, 591-598.

Salway, K.D. and Stuart, J.A., 2010.  Antioxidant enzymes and oxidative damage biomarkers in heart and selected other tissues of estivating and arousing land snails (Achatina fulica). Comp. Biochem. Physiol. 157, 229-36.

Salway, K.D., Page, M. M., Faure, P.A., Burness, G. and Stuart, J.A., 2010.Enhanced protein repair and recycling are not correlated with longevity in 15 vertebrate endotherm species.  AGE.  Published online Jun 22.

Robb. E.L. and Stuart, J.A., 2010. trans-Resveratrol as a neuroprotectant. Molecules 15, 1196-1212.

Page, M.M., Robb, E.L., Salway, K.D., and Stuart, J.A., 2010. Mitochondrial redox metabolism: aging, longevity and dietary effects.  Mech. Ageing and Devel.  131, 242-252.

Page, M.M., Richardson, J., Wiens, B.E., Tiedtke, E., Peters, C.W., Faure, P.A., Burness, G. and Stuart, J.A., 2010.  Antioxidant enzyme activities are not broadly correlated with longevity in 14 endotherm species. AGE.  32, 255-270.

Page, M.M., Salway, K.D., Ip, Y.K., Chew, S.F., Warren, S.A., Ballantyne, J.S. and Stuart, J.A., 2010.  Upregulation of intracellular antioxidant enzymes in brain and heart during estivation in the African lungfish Protopterus dolloi.  J. Comp. Physiol. B 180, 361-369.

Stuart presented “Discovering the biological activities of resveratrol – an emerging nutraceutical” at the research café “Curing what ails us – from discovery to market” during the 3-part series “Mapping the New Knowledge” organized by the Grad Students’ Association at Brock University, St. Catharines, March 2010.

Page, M.M, Salmon, A.B., Leiser, S.F., Robb, E.L., Brown, M.F., Miller, R.A. and Stuart, J.A. 2009.  Mechanisms of stress resistance in Snell dwarf mouse fibroblasts:  enhanced antioxidant and DNA base excision repair capacity, but no differences in mitochondrial metabolism.  Free Radic. Biol. Med46,1109-1118.

Robb, E.L., Page, M.M. and Stuart, J.A., 2009.  Mitochondria, cellular stress resistance, somatic cell depletion and lifespan.  Current Aging Science 1, 12-27.

Robb, E.L., P. Zelisko, and J.A. Stuart presented “MnSOD plays an important role in resveratrol’s biological effects” at the Society for Free Radical Biology and Medecine Annual Conference in San Francisco in Nov. 2009.

Robb, E.L., P. Zelisko, and J.A. Stuart presented ” Polyphenols: resveratrol targets the mitochondrial antioxidant enzyme manganese superoxide dismutase and increase cellular stress resistance. Polyphenols in human health” in Harrogate, UK in Dec. 2009.

Stuart, J.A. 2009. Editor of Mitochondrial DNA: Methods and Protocols, 2nd edition. Volume 197 In: Methods in Molecular Biology, Human Press, Totowa, New Jersey.

Page, M.M, A.B. Salmon, S.F. Leiser, E.L. Robb, M.F. Brown, R.A. Miller, and J.A. Stuart. 2009. Mechanisms of stress resistance in Snell dwarf mouse fibroblasts: enhanced antioxidant and DNA base excision repair capacity, but no differences in mitochondrial metabolism. Free Radic. Biol. Med, 46, 1109-1118.

Robb, E.L., M.M. Page, and J.A. Stuart. 2009. Mitochondria, cellular stress resistance, somatic cell depletion and lifespan. Curr. Aging Sci., 1, 12-27.

Page, M.M., Peters, C.W., Staples, J.F. and Stuart, J.A., 2009. Intracellular superoxide dismutases are not altered during hibernation in the 13-lined ground squirrel Spermophilus tridecemlineatus. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. A Mol. Integr. Physiol.152,115-22.

Page, M.M. and Stuart, J.A. In vitro measurement of mitochondrial DNA base excision repair enzyme activities. In: Mitochondrial DNA: Methods and Protocols, 2nd edition, Ed. J.A. Stuart.  Methods in Molecular Biology Series, J.M. Walker, Human Press, Totowa, New Jersey. June 2009.

Robb, E.L., Winkelmolen, L., Visanji, N., Brotchie, J., Stuart, J.A., 2008. Dietary resveratrol administration increases MnSOD expression and activity in mouse brain. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 372, 254-9.

Robb, E.L., Page, M.M., Wiens, B.E. and Stuart, J.A., 2008. A specific, progressive and profound induction of mitochondrial superoxide dismutase in human cells exposed to trans-resveratrol. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 367, 406-412.

Stuart, J.A. and Page, M.M. DNA oxidative damage and cancer. Oxidative Stress in Aging: From Model Systems to Human Diseases. Humana Press, May 2008.

CCOVI Fellow
Professor of Marketing and Product Innovation,
Marketing, International Business & Strategy,
Goodman School of Business, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
Email: nthongpa@brocku.ca
Phone: 905-688-5550 x5195
Fax: 905-378-5716
Office: TA 434

Education
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering Department, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
M.B.A. in Technological Entrepreneurship, Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
Ph.D in Management, Lally School of Management and Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA

Teaching
MKTG 2P91 – Introduction to Marketing (undergraduate level)
MBAB 5P05 – Marketing Management (graduate level)
MKTG 3P97 and MBAB 5P60 –Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations (undergraduate & graduate levels)
MKTG 4P94, MBAB 5P68 and MSCM 5P63 – New Product Development (undergraduate & graduate levels)
MBAB 5P61 and MSCM 5P65 – Advances in Strategic Market Management (graduate level)

Research
Wine business; technology and innovation management; product innovation and strategic marketing management.

Selected Publications and Presentations
De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N. and Voronov, M. Sustainability in the Face of Institutional Adversity: Market Turbulence, Network Embeddedness, and Innovative Orientation, Journal of Business Ethics. In Press.

Ashraf, A., Thongpapanl, N., Menguc, B. and Northey, G. The Role of M-commerce Readiness in Emerging and Developed Markets, Journal of International Marketing. Volume 25, Number 2, 2017.

Ashraf, A., Thongpapanl, N. and Spyropoulou, S. The Connection and Disconnection between E-commerce Businesses and Their Customers: Exploring the Role of Engagement, Perceived Usefulness, and Perceived Ease-of-use, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications. Volume 20, November, 2016.

Ashraf, A. and Thongpapanl, N. Connecting with and Converting Shoppers into Customers: Investigating the Role of Regulatory Fit in the Online Customer’s Decision-making Process, Journal of Interactive Marketing. Volume 32, 2016.

Welsh, D., Kaciak, E. and Thongpapanl, N. Influence of Stages of Economic Development on Women Entrepreneurs’ Start-ups, Journal of Business Research. Volume 69, Number 11, 2016.

Ashraf, A., Razzaque, M. and Thongpapanl, N. The Role of Customer Regulatory Orientation and Fit in Online Shopping across Cultural Contexts, Journal of Business Research. Volume 69, Number 12, 2016.

Cieslik, J., Kaciak, E. and Thongpapanl, N. Effect of Export Experience and Market Scope Strategy on Export Performance: Evidence from Poland, International Business Review. Volume 24, Number 5, 2015.

De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N. and Voronov, M. Explaining SME Engagement in Local Sourcing: The Roles of Location-Specific Resources and Patriotism, International Small Business Journal. Volume 33, Number 8, 2015.

De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N. and Dimov, D. Structural and Relational Influences on the Role of Reward Interdependence in Product Innovation, R&D Management. Volume 45, Number 5, 2015.

De Clercq, D., Dimov, D. and Thongpapanl, N. Structural and Relational Interdependence and Entrepreneurial Orientation in SMEs: The Mediating Role of Internal Knowledge Sharing, International Small Business Journal. Volume 33, Number 5, 2015.

De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N. and Dimov, D. Contextual Ambidexterity in SMEs: The Roles of Internal and External Rivalry, Small Business Economics. Volume 42, Number 1, 2014.

Ashraf, A., Thongpapanl, N. and Auh, S. The Application of the Technology Acceptance Model under Different Cultural Contexts: The Case of Online Shopping Adoption, Journal of International Marketing. Volume 22, Number 3, 2014.

De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N. and Dimov, D. Getting More from Cross-Functional Fairness for Product Innovativeness: Contingency Effects of Internal Resource and Conflict Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management. Volume 30, Number 1, 2013.

De Clercq, D., Dimov, D. and Thongpapanl, N. Organizational Social Capital, Formalization, and Internal Knowledge Sharing in Entrepreneurial Orientation Formation, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. Volume 37, Number 3, 2013.

De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N. and Dimov, D. Shedding New Light on the Relationship between Contextual Ambidexterity and Firm Performance: An Investigation of Internal Contingencies, Technovation. Volume 33, Number 4-5, 2013.

Thongpapanl, N., De Clercq, D. and Dimov, D. An Investigation of the Performance Consequences of Alignment and Adaptability: Contingent Effects of Decision Autonomy and Shared Responsibility, R&D Management. Volume 42, Number 1, 2012.

Thongpapanl, N.. The Changing Landscape of Technology and Innovation Management: An Updated Ranking of Journals in the Field, Technovation. Volume 32, Number 5, 2012.

Ayanso, A., Lertwachara, K. and Thongpapanl, N. The Effect of Customer Service and Content Management on Online Retail Sales Performance: The Mediating Role of Customer Satisfaction, AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction. Volume 3, Number 3, September, 2011.

De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N. and Dimov, D. A Closer Look at Cross-Functional Collaboration and Product Innovativeness: Contingency Effects of Structural and Relational Context, Journal of Product Innovation Management. Volume 28, Number 5, 2011.

Thongpapanl, N. and Ashraf, A. Enhancing Online Performance through Website Content and Personalization, Journal of Computer Information Systems. Volume 52, Number 1, 2011.

Thongpapanl, N. and Ashraf, A. Enhancing Online Performance through Website Content and Personalization, Journal of Computer Information Systems. Volume 52, Number 1, 2011.

De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N. and Dimov, D. The Moderating Role of Organizational Context on the Relationship between Innovation and Firm Performance, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. Volume 58, Number 3, 2011.

Ayanso, A., Lertwachara, K. and Thongpapanl, N. Technology-enabled Retail Services and Online Sales Performance, Journal of Computer Information Systems. Volume 50, Number 3, 2010.

De Clercq, D., Dimov, D. and Thongpapanl, N. The Moderating Impact of Internal Social Exchange Processes on the Entrepreneurial Orientation-Performance Relationship, Journal of Business Venturing. Volume 25, Number 1, 2010.

De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N. and Dimov, D. When Good Conflict Gets Better and Bad Conflict Becomes Worse: The Role of Social Capital in the Conflict-Innovation Relationship, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. Volume 37, Number 3, 2009.

Linton, J. and Thongpapanl, N. Perspective: Ranking the Technology Innovation Management Journals, Journal of Product Innovation Management. Volume 21, Number 2, 2004.

CCOVI Fellow
Associate Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology
College of Biological Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
Email: gvanderm@uoguelph.ca 
Phone: 519-824-4120 x54298
Fax: 519-837-1802

Education
BSc, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
PhD, University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Research Associate, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Teaching
Introductory Cell Biology
Molecular & Cell Biology of Yeast

Research
Wine yeasts are confronted with an array of challenging conditions during vinification. Limiting nutrients, osmotic stress-inducing concentrations of sugars, antimicrobial agents such as killer toxins and fungicides, and increasing concentrations of ethanol produced during the fermentation are some of the stresses wine yeasts have to overcome. The molecular adaptations to these stresses include alterations in the transcriptome and proteome of the yeast. Such changes inadvertently affect the metabolome of the yeast. My laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that: (1) enable the adaptation of yeast to fermentation-related stresses, and (2) link molecular adaptation and metabolite production. Knowledge generated from this research would enable us to devise strategies to improve the stress tolerance, vitality, and efficiency of yeast during its performance of alcoholic fermentations.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Christopher Snowdon, Ryan Schierholtz, Peter Poliszczuk, Stephanie Hughes, and George van der Merwe. 2009. ETP1 HL010c is a novel gene needed for the adaptation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to ethanol. FEMS Yeast Res. 9:372-380.

Chris Hlynialuk, Ryan Schierholtz, Amanda Vernooy, and George van der Merwe 2008. Nsf1p/Ypl230wp participates in transcriptional activation during non-fermentative growth and in response to salt stress in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Microbiology 154:2482-2491.

Chris Snowdon, Chris Hlynialuk, and George van der Merwe. 2008. Components of the Vid30c are needed for the rapamycin-induced degradation of the high-affinity hexose transporter Hxt7 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. FEMS Yeast Res. 8:204-216.

Virginia D Marks, Shannan J Ho Sui, Daniel Erasmus, George K van der Merwe, Jochen Brumm, Wyeth W Wasserman, Jenny Bryan, and Hennie J J van Vuuren. 2008. Dynamics of the Yeast Transcriptome During Wine Fermentation Reveals the Fermentation Stress Response. FEMS Yeast Res.8:35-52.

Joana Coulon, John I Husnik, Debra L Inglis, George K van der Merwe, Aline Lonvaud, Daniel J Erasmus and Hennie J J van Vuuren. 2006. Metabolic engineering of Saccharomyces cerevisiae to minimize the production of ethyl carbamate in wine. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 57(2):113-124.

CCOVI Fellow
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Goodman School of Business, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
Email: mvoronov@brocku.ca 
Phone: 905-688-5550 x5189
Fax: 905-378-5716
Office: TA 450
Website: http://maximvoronov.net/

Education
BA (Magna Cum Laude), Connecticut College, New London, CT
MA, Columbia University, New York City, NY
MPhil, Columbia University, New York City, NY
PhD, Columbia University, New York City, NY

Teaching
Strategic Management

Research
Wine business; strategic management, organizational change and communication; the creation of symbolic value for the wine industry and its impact on wine market share.

Selected Publications and Presentations
De Clercq, D., and Voronov, M. 2009. The Role of Cultural and Symbolic Capital in Entrepreneurs’ Ability to Meet Expectations about Conformity and Innovation. Journal of Small Business Management, 47, 398-420.

De Clercq, D., and Voronov, M. 2009. Toward a Practice Perspective of Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial Legitimacy as Habitus. International Small Business Journal, 27, 395-419.

Voronov, M., De Clercq, D., and Hinings, C.R. 2009. Social Classification and Interests in Ontario Wine Industry. Cahiers du CEREN, 27, 43-55.

De Clercq, D., and Voronov, M. 2009. The role of domination in newcomers’ legitimation as entrepreneurs. Organization, 16(6): 799-827.

A complete profile can be found on the Goodman School of Business website.

CCOVI Fellow
Associate Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON.
Email: bmeng@uoguelph.ca

Education
B.Sc. Hebei Agricultural University
Ph.D. Cornell University
Postdoctoral Associate: Cornell University

Research
Processing and subcellular localization of the replicase polyprotein of GRSPaV.
Elucidation of function of the novel Alkylation B (AlkB) domain in the replicase polyprotein of GRSPaV and closteroviruses; Structure and cellular localization of viral replication complexes.
Evolution biology and bio-informatics of major grapevine viruses.
Development of virus-induced gene-silencing vectors for beneficial applications. Development and application of highly efficient and economical technologies for the diagnosis of major grapevine viruses.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Xiao, H. & Meng, B. 2016. First report of Grapevine asteroid mosaic-associated virus and Grapevine rupestris vein feathering virus in grapevines in Canada. Plant Disease. Accepted.

Xiao, H., Shabanian, M., McFadden-Smith, W. & Meng, B. 2016. First report of Grapevine Pinot gris virus in commercial grapevines in Canada. Plant Disease 100, 1030.

Xiao, H., Kim, W.S. & Meng, B. 2015. Comparison and improvement of methodologies for isolation of quality RNA from diverse woody plant species and utilization in detection of viral pathogens. Virology Journal 12, 171.

Prosser, S., Xiao, H., Li, C., Nelson, R. S. & Meng, B. 2015. Subcellular localization and membrane association of the replicase protein of Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus, family Betaflexiviridae. Journal of General Virology 96, 921-932.

Meng, B., Venkataraman, S., Li, C., Wang, W., Dayan-Glick, C. & Mawassi, M. (2013). Construction and biological activities of the first infectious cDNA clones of the genus Foveavirus. Virology 435, 453-462.

Mann, K. & Meng, B. (2013). Partial complementation of cell-to-cell movement of Potato virus X by the movement proteins of a distantly related virus. Virus Genes, 47, 93-104.

Tian, X., Zheng, Y., Chintaluri, K. & Meng, B. (2013). First report of Impatiens necrotic spot virus on Hiemalis Begonia (Benonia x hiemalis) in Canada. Plant Disease 97, 291 (Disease notes).

Terlizzi, F., Li, C., Ratti, C., Qu, W., Credi, R. and Meng, B. 2011. Detection of multiple sequence variants of Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus using primers targeting the polymerase domain and partial genome sequencing of a novel variant. Annals of Applied Biology 159, 478-490.

Meng, B. and Li, C. 2010. The capsid protein of Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus contains a typical nuclear localization signal and targets to the nucleus. Virus Research 153, 212-217

Lunden, S., Meng, B., Avery, J. Jr. and Qiu, W. 2010. Association of Grapevine fanleaf virus, Tomato ringspot virus and Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus with a grapevine vein-clearing complex on Chardonnay. European Journal of Plant Pathology 126,135-144.

Rebelo, A. R., Niewiadomski, S., Krell, P. and Meng, B. 2008. Exploring the subcellular localization of proteins encoded by a foveavirus infecting grapevines. Virus Research 138, 57-69.

Meng, B. and Gonsalves, D. 2008. Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus. Chapter 12 (Pages 201-222) In: Characterization, Diagnosis & Management of Plant Viruses. Edited by G. Rao et al. Studium Press, LLC, Houston, Texas.

Prosser, S., Goszczynski, D. E. and Meng, B. 2007. Molecular analysis of viral double-stranded RNAs reveals complex infection of grapevines with multiple viruses. Virus Research 124, 151-159.

Meng, B. and Gonsalves, D. 2007. Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus: A decade of research and future perspectives. Plant Viruses 1, 52-62 (Review).

Meng, B., Rebelo, A. R. and Fisher, H. 2006. Genetic diversity analyses of grapevine Rupestris stem pitting-associated virus reveal distinct population structures in scion versus rootstock varieties. Journal of General Virology 87, 1725-1733.

Meng, B., Li, C., Wang, W., Goszczynski, D. and Gonsalves, D. 2005. The complete genome sequences of two new variants of Grapevine rupestris stem pitting-associated virus and comparative analyses. Journal of General Virology 86, 1555-1560

Meng, B., Li, C., Goszczynski, D. and Gonsalves, D. 2005. Genome sequence and structure of two biologically distinct strains of GLRaV-2 and sequence analysis. Virus Genes 31, 31-41.

Meng, B., Credi, R., Petrovic, N., Tomazic, I. and Gonsalves, D. 2003. Antiserum to recombinant virus coat protein detects Rupestris stem pitting-associated virus in grapevines. Plant Disease 87, 515-522.

Meng, B. and Gonsalves, D. 2003. Rupestris stem pitting associated virus of grapevines: genome structure, genetic diversity, detection, and phylogenetic relationship to other plant viruses. Book Chapter in: Research Trends, “Current Topics in Virology”, Vol. 3, 125-135.

Petrovic, N., Meng, B., Ravnikar, M., Mavric, I. and Gonsalves, D. 2003. First detection of Rupestris stem pitting-associated virus particles by antibody to a recombinant coat protein. Plant Disease 87, 510-514.

Fermin-Munoz, G. A., Meng, B., Ko, K., Mazumdar, S., Gubba, A. and Carroll, J. E. 2000. Biotechnology: A new era for plant pathology and plant protection. American Phytopathological Society Net Feature Article. May, 2000.

Meng, B., Zhu, H. Y. and Gonsalves, D. 1999. Rupestris stem pitting-associated virus-1 consists of a family of sequence variants. Archives of Virology 144, 2071-2085.
Meng, B., Johnson, R., Peressini, S., Forsline, P. L., and Gonsalves, D. 1999. RSPaV-1 is consistently detected in rupestris stem pitting-infected grapevines. European Journal of Plant Pathology 105, 191-199.

Meng, B., Pang, S.-Z., Forsline, P. L., McFerson, J. R. and Gonsalves, D. 1998. Nucleotide sequence and genome structure of grapevine Rupestris stem pitting-associated virus-1 reveal similarities to apple stem pitting virus. Journal of General Virology 79, 2059-2069.

CCOVI Professional Affiliates

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Viticulture Biologist,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agriculture Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC), Summerland, BC
Email: carl.bogdanoff@agr.gc.ca
Phone: 250-494-2124
Fax: 250-494-0755

Education
B.Sc., Biological Sciences, University of California, Davis, California, USA
M.Sc., Viticulture, University of California, Davis, California, USA

Research
Vine physiology, terroir characterization and cultural management effects on grape and wine quality

Selected Publications and Presentations
Bogdanoff, C.P., Bowen, P.A., and Neilson, D. 2009. Survey of Winter Damage in Okanagan and Similkameen Vineyards, 10th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 20-21, 2009.

Owen, S.J., Lafond, M.D., Bowen, P.A., Bogdanoff, C.P., Usher, K.B., and Abrams, S.R. 2009. Profiles of Abscisic Acid and Its Catabolites in Developing Merlot Grape (Vitis vinifera) Berries, American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 60(3), pp. 277-284.

Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., Bowen, P.A., Bogdanoff, C.P., Usher, K.B., Rabie, B., Herbert, L.C., and Losso, I. 2009. Crop load and irrigation management. First year effects on nutrition , vigour, yield and quality of Merlot grapes, 10th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 20-21, 2009.

Bowen, P.A., Usher, K.B., Bogdanoff, C.P., and Lowery, D.T. 2008. Making Wine for Science, British Columbia Fruit Grower Magazine, 6(3), pp. 15-17.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre,
Summerland, BC
Email: bowenp@agr.gc.ca 
Phone: 250-494-6424
Fax: 250-494-0755

Education
BSc Agr., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
MSc, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
PhD, University of California, Davis, CA
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University, Geneva, NY

Research
Viticulture; plant physiology; vine water status; geomatics; vine canopy management.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Owen, S.J., Lafond, M., Bowen, P., Bogdanoff, C., Usher, K., and Abrams, S. 2009. Profiles of abscisic acid and its catabolites in developing Merlot grape (Vitis vinifera) berries. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 60:277-284.

Bowen, P. 2009. Foundations of canopy management: the contributions of Dr. Mark Kliewer. In: Recent Advances in Canopy Management, Proc. W.M. Kliewer Symposium. July 16, Davis, CA, pp. 1-6.

Bowen, P., Bogdanoff, C. and Estergaard, B. 2009. Effects of irrigation and stage of berry development on leaf gas exchange in Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on a coarse soil. Proc. 16th International GiESCO Symposium, Davis, CA, 12-16 July 2009. Pp. 229-232.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Wine Writer, author, educator, St. Catharines, Ont.
Email: lbramble@cogeco.ca 
Phone: 905-682-0587

Education
PhD Philosophy and Education, University of Buffalo, NY

Research
Wine and culture.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Bramble, L. 2009. Wine visionaries of Niagara: profiles of the pioneering winemakers. James Lorimer & Company Ltd. Publisher. 224 pages.

Wright, B., C. Cullen, L. Bramble, and E. Madronich. “Exploring the drivers of environmental behaviour in the world of wine: a policy oriented review”. Bacchus Goes Green, 4th Interdisciplinary and International Wine Conference, July 2009, Dijon, France.

Cullen, C., Kaciak, E., Bramble, L. and Wright, B.. Winter Wine Tourist in Canada’s Niagara Region – The 3rd International Wine Business & Marketing Conference, Conference Proceedings, Montpelier, France, July, 2006.

Wright, B., Bramble, Linda, Cullen, C. and Seaman, Alfred. Winery Proprietors’ Leadership Approach: The Niagara Perspective – Wine in the World: markets, tourism and globalization, Conference Proceedings, Florence, Italy, Summer, 2006.

Cullen, C., Kaciak, E. and Bramble, L.. Segmentation of the Off-Peak Wine Tourists in Canada’s Niagara Region – The International Applied Business Research Conference (2005), Conference Proceedings, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Spring, 2005.

Cullen, C., Kaciak, E. and Bramble, L.. Segmentation of the Off-Peak Wine Tourist in Canada’s Niagara Region, International Business & Economics Research Journal. Volume 4, Number 8, 2005.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Research Scientist,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agriculture Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC), Summerland, BC
Phone: 250-494-6365
Fax: 250-494-0755

Education
B.Sc. Agr, Food Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
M.S. Food Science, Enology & Viticulture, University of California, Davis, California, U.S.A.
Ph.D. Food Science, Sensory Evaluation, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.

Research
Wine science; wine quality; sensory, flavour and taste research

Selected Publications and Presentations
Cliff, M.A. and King, M.C. 2009. Influence of serving temperature and wine type on perception of ethyl acetate and 4-ethyl phenol in wine. Journal of Wine Research, 20(1), pp. 45-52.

Cliff, M.A. and Stanich, K. How to enhance your wine flavour assessment skills. BC Wine Grape Growers Conference. Penticton BC July 20-22, 2009.

Bowen, P.A., Usher, K.B., Lowery, D.T., Neilsen, G.H., Sholberg, P.L., O’Gorman, D.T., and Cliff, M.A. 2008. Sustainable production of high quality wine grapes. Annual Report, AAFC Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agassiz and Summerland, BC.

Cliff, M.A. and Stanich, K. BC-VQA Judge Training Workshop Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Summerland, BC Dec. 9-11, 2008.

Husnik, J. Delaquis, P., Cliff, M.A. and VanVuuren, H. 2007. Functional analysis of the malolactic wine yeast ML-01. Am. J. Enol Vit. 58:42-52.

Cliff, M.A., King, M. and Schlosser, J. 2007 Anthrocyanin, phenolic composition, colour measurement and sensory analysis of BC commercial red wines. Food Research International. 40:92-100.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Trade Commissioner,
Canadian Wine, Beer, Spirits and Tourism at Global Affairs Canada.
Email: janet.dorozynski@international.gc.ca 
Phone: 613-944-0181
Fax: 613-943-8820

Education
PhD Social Demography, Concordia University, Montreal, PQ
WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits

 Research
Canadian wines in the international marketplace.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Inniskillin Wines Co-founder, winemaker and consultant, Niagara-on-the-lake, Ont.
Email: kjkaiser@talkwireless.ca 
Phone: 905-468-2358

Education
BSc (Hon), Chemistry, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.
Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.

Research
Icewine production; Pinot Noir.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Grape and Wine Industry consultant,
KCMS Applied Research and Consulting, Fenwick, Ont.
Email: kker@kcms.ca 
Phone: 905-892-7050
Fax: 905-892-7051

Education
BSc Agr (Hon), Horticultural Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
MSc, Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
BEd, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont.
PhD, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ont.

Teaching
4P30 – Grape Pest Management (Sessional lecturer)
2P99 – Grapevine Biology
2P45 – Grapevine Cultural Practices

Research
Vine winter hardiness; MALB, integrated pest management, pesticide application technology; vineyard site suitability; viticultural practices and economics.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Fisher, H.K., H.W. Fraser, K. Ker, K. Slingerland, R. Brewster, W. Heinan and R. Dunford. 2009. Wind Machine Project Success: Better Data, Better Decisions, and Better Information Delivery. AJEV 60 (4):553A.

Fraser, H.W., K. Slingerland, K. Ker, H.K. Fisher, R. Brewster. 2009. Reducing Cold Injury to Grapes through the Use of Wind Machines. Final Report Can Advance Project ADV-161. 30 pp.

Fraser, H.W., Slingerland, K., Ker, K., Fisher, H.K., Brewster, R. 2008. Wind Machines for Minimizing Cold Injury. Infosheet. Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. February 2008.

Ker, K.W., Slingerland, K., Fraser, H., and Fisher, K.H. 2007. Ontario’s Experience with Wind Machines for Winter Injury Protection of Grapevines and Tender Fruit. pp.75-78 Proceedings “Understanding & Preventing Freeze Damage in Vineyards” Columbia, MO. December 5-6, 2007 107 pp

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Research Scientist,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agriculture Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC), Summerland, BC
Phone: 250-404-3324
Fax : 250-494-0755

Education
B.Sc., Zoology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
M.Sc., Entomology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
PhD., Entomology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Research
Epidemiology of insect-borne plant diseases on grapevines; development of integrated pest management programs for grapes using chemical and non-chemical methods.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Landolt, P.J., Lowery, D.T., Wright, L.C., Smithhisler, C., Gúedot, C., and James, D.G. 2010. Trap response of cutworm moths (Abagrotis orbis) to a sex-attractant lure in grape vineyards, Canadian Entomologist, 142(2), pp. 135-142.

Lowery, D.T. and Mostafa, A.M. 2010. Cutworm species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) feeding on grapevines in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, with notes on rearing, Canadian Entomologist, 142(2), pp. 173-180.

Olivier, C.Y., D. T. Lowery & L.W. Stobbs. 2009. Phytoplasma diseases and their relationships with insect and plant hosts in Canadian horticultural and field crops. The Canadian Entomologist 141: 425-462.

Neilsen, G.H., D.T. Lowery, T. Forge & D. Neilsen. 2009. Organic fruit production in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. 89: 677-692.

Olivier, C.Y., Lowery, D.T., Stobbs, L.W., Vincent, C., Galka, B., Saguez, J., Bittner, L.A., Johnson, R., Rott, M., Masters, C., and Green, M. 2009. First Report of Aster Yellow Phytoplasmas (‘Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris’) in Canadian Grapevines, Plant Disease, 93: 669.

Sholberg, P.L., Lowery, T., Bowen, P., Haag, P., and Walker, M. 2008. Effect of early leaf stripping on bunch rot, powdery mildew and sour rot of wine grapes. Pages 199-212 In: Crop Protection Research Advances. E.N. Burton and P.V. Williams eds. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. Hauppauge, NY.

Bowen, P.A., Usher, K.B., Bogdanoff, C.P., and Lowery, D.T. 2008. Making Wine for Science, British Columbia Fruit Grower Magazine, 6(3), pp. 15-17.

Bowen, P.A., Usher, K.B., Lowery, D.T., Neilsen, G.H., Sholberg, P.L., O’Gorman, D.T., and Cliff, M.A. 2008. Sustainable production of high quality wine grapes. Annual Report, AAFC Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agassiz and Summerland, BC.

Lowery, D.T. & G.J.R. Judd. 2007. First record of the western grape leafhopper, Erythroneura elegantula Osborn, in Canada. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia. 104: 3-8.

Lowery, D.T., S.V. Triapitsyn & G.J.R. Judd. 2007. Leafhopper host plant associations for Anagrus parasitoids (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae) in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia. 104: 9-15.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Principal Lawyer
Mayeski Law
Email: alexandra@mayeskilaw.com
Phone: 613-707-2944 (Picton) or 416-907-1779 (Toronto)
Fax: 1-888-987-2944
Education
B.A. (Honours), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
M.A., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
LL.B., University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB
Research
Regulation and trade issues involving wine

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Adjunct Professor, Biological Sciences, Brock University
Tender Fruit and Grape IPM Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Affairs.
Email: wendy.mcfadden-smith@ontario.ca
Phone: 905-562-3833
Fax: 905-562-5933

Education
BSc (Agr.) Plant Protection, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
MSc Plant Pathology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.
PhD Plant Pathology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK

Teaching
Sessional lecturer Dept. of Biological Sciences, Brock University:
BIOL 1F90 – Concepts in Biology
BIOL 2P93 – Introduction to Botany
BIOL 2P96 – Biology of Fungi
BIOL 3P91 – Plant Physiology
BIOL/OEVI 4P30 – Grape Pest Management

Research
Etiology of sour rot; grape fungal pathology; integrated pest management.

Selected Publications and Presentations
McFadden-Smith, W. 2009. Bunch rot diseases may be a challenge again in 2009. Tender Fruit Grape Vine, Sept.-Oct. 2009.

McFadden-Smith, W. 2009. Bacterial spot of Stone Fruit a Challenge in 2009. Tender Fruit Grape Vine, Sept.-Oct. 2009.

McFadden-Smith, W. 2009. Pesticides and pH. Tender Fruit Grape Vine, July-Aug. 2009.

McFadden-Smith, W. 2009. Defining degrees of control on pesticide labels. Tender Fruit Grape Vine, May-June, 2009.

McFadden-Smith, W. and H. Fraser. 2009. Options for Oriental Fruit Moth Management in Ontario Tender Fruit Orchards, March-April, 2009.

McFadden-Smith, W. and H. Fraser. 2009. Options for Grape Berry Moth Management in Ontario Vineyards, March-April, 2009.

McFadden-Smith, W. 2009. Fungicide Options Table, March-April, 2009.

McFadden-Smith, W. 2009. Efficacy of treatments for control of Botrytis bunch rot and sour rot of grapevine, 2008: Plant Disease Management Reports: 3:SMF003.

Hoshkiw-Tombs, K. and W. McFadden-Smith. 2009. Efficacy of Serenade formulations for control of powdery mildew of grapevine, 2008: Plant Disease Management Reports: 3:SMF004.

McFadden-Smith, W. 2009. Fungicides for control of grapevine downy mildew, 2008: 3:SMF007.

McFadden-Smith, W. 2009. Defining degrees of control on pesticide labels. Hort Matters, 13 May 2009.

McFadden-Smith, W. 2009. Fungicide Options Table Tender Fruit Grape Vine, April 2009.

Huffman, L. and W. McFadden-Smith. 2009. Chateau Herbicide registered for Stone Fruit. Tender fruit Grape Vine, March 2009.

McFadden-Smith, W. and H. Fraser. 2009. Options for grape berry moth management in Ontario vineyards. Tender fruit Grape, April 2009.

McFadden-Smith, W. 2009. Fungal Trunk diseases: a threat to aging vineyards? Tender Fruit Grape Vine, February 2009

McFadden-Smith, W. 2009. Rotating pesticides to delay the development of resistance. Tender Fruit Grape Vine February 2009

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Research Scientist,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agriculture Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC), Summerland, BC
Phone: 250-494-6377
Fax : 250-494-0755

Education
BSc., Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont.
MSc., Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont.
PhD., Soil Science, McGill University, Montreal, QC

Research
Soil fertility and vine nutrition.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., Bowen, P.A., Bogdanoff, C.P., Usher, K.B., Rabie, B., Herbert, L.C., and Losso, I. 2009. Crop load and irrigation management. First year effects on nutrition , vigour, yield and quality of Merlot grapes, 10th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 20-21, 2009.

Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., Bowen, P., Herbert, L., Losso, I. and Rabie, B. 2009. Nitrogen fertilizer for optimizing wine grape performance. Ont. Fruit and Veg. Convention, Feb 18-19, 2009, St. Catharines, Post conference CD.

Bowen, P.A., Usher, K.B., Lowery, D.T., Neilsen, G.H., Sholberg, P.L., O’Gorman, D.T., and Cliff, M.A. 2008. Sustainable production of high quality wine grapes. Annual Report, AAFC Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agassiz and Summerland, BC.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
The Flying Vine Doctor, Launceston, Tasmania.
Email: vinedoc@bigpond.net.au 
Phone: 61 (0) 418 656 480

Education
BSc Agr (Hons II), Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
MSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
DSc Agric., University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Research
Viticulture; canopy management; crop load; vine balance.

Selected Publications and Presentations
SMART, R.E., 2005. Warmer vineyards ahead. Practical Winery & Vineyard. January/February, 72.

SMART, R.E., 2005. Scrutinizing hang-time trend. Practical Winery & Vineyard. March/April, 10-12.

SMART, R.E., 2005. High wine pH revisited in Madrid. Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal. 20.2, 12-13.

SMART, R.E., 2005. Two crops a year in India. Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal 20.1, 13-14.

SMART, R.E., 2004. Successful irrigation in Monterey County. Practical Winery & Vineyard. January/February, 84-85.

SMART, R.E., 2004.Spanish grapegrowers embrace some modern practices. Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal. January/February, 67-69.

SMART, R.E., 2004. Syrah disorder: new worry for California vineyards? Practical Winery and Vineyard. May/June, 83-87.

SMART, R.E., 2004. Late season leaf health in cool climates. Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal. 19.3, 44-45.

SMART, R.E. 2004. Shame on us. Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal. 19.4, 10-11.

SMART, R.E. 2004. Terroir unmasked. Wine Business Monthly. June, 34-38.

SMART, R.E. 2004. Beauty, Viognier and Smart-Dyson at R.H. Phillips. Practical Winery & Vineyard. July/August, 91-93.

SMART, R.E., 2004. Psychological – not physiological – ripening? Practical Winery and Vineyard. September/October.

SMART, R.E., 2004. Psychological, not physiological ripening? Australian & New Zealand Wine Industry Journal. 19.5, 86-88.

SMART, R.E., 2004. Things are hotting up! Australian & New Zealand Wind Industry Journal. 19.6, 11-14.

SMART, R.E., 2004. Vineyard Design the best way. Practical Winery and Vineyard. November/December, 82.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Research Biologist,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agriculture Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC), Summerland, BC
Phone: 250-494-6364
Fax : 250-494-0755

Education
BSc., Biochemistry, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC
MSc., Plant Pathology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont.

Research
Develop molecular tools to study fungi and bacteria to help understand and manage their impact on plant health of wine grape.

Selected Publications and Presentations
O’Gorman, D.T., Haag, P. and Sholberg, P.L. 2010. First report of Eutypa dieback and other emerging grapevine disease in the Okanagan valley. Can. Plant Dis. Survey, 90:158-160.

Leung, C., Haag, P. and O’Gorman D.T. DMI fungicide resistance in grape powdery mildew in the Okanagan valley. 2010 Joint Annual Meeting and Conference, Canadian Phytopathological Society with the Pacific Division of the American Phytopathological Society. UBC campus, Vancouver BC.

O’Gorman, D.T., Haag, P. and Sholberg, P.L. 2009. New diseases causing decline of wine grapes in the Okanagan valley. Can. Plant Dis. Survey, 89:140-143.

O’Gorman, D.T., Haag, P. and Sholberg, P. 2009. Grapevine root and trunk diseases in the Okanagan valley. The 10th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference. Penticton BC.

O’Gorman, D.T., and Haag, P., Stokes, S.C., Sholberg, P.L., and Forge, T.A. 2008. Grapevine trunk diseases in the Okanagan valley. The 9th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference. Penticton BC.

Bowen, P.A., Usher, K.B., Lowery, D.T., Neilsen, G.H., Sholberg, P.L., O’Gorman, D.T., and Cliff, M.A. 2008. Sustainable production of high quality wine grapes. Annual Report, AAFC Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agassiz and Summerland, BC.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
President & Chief Executive Officer of the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario)
Email: george.soleas@lcbo.com 
Phone: 416-864-6723

Education
Hotel Business Diploma, Hotel & Catering Institute of Cyprus, Cyprus
BSc, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.
Certificate in Metallurgy, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont.
Oenology Diploma, University of California, Davis, CA
MSc, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
Master Certificate in Supply Chain & Logistics Management, York University, Toronto, Ont.

Research
Wine quality; survey of undesirable metabolites in wine; wine authentication.

Selected Publications and Presentations
L.D. Preston, D.E. Block, H. Heymann, G.J. Soleas, A.C. Noble, S.E. Ebeler (2007). Defining Vegetal Aromas in Cabernet Sauvignon using Sensory and Chemical Evaluations. Am. J. Enol & Vitic., 59:2, 2008.

J Spaak, A. Merlocco, G. Tomlinson, G. J. Soleas, B. Morris, P. Picton, C. Notarius, C. Chan, J.S. Floras. Dose related effect of red wine and alcohol on hemodynamics, sympathetic nerve activity and arterial diameter.Am. J. Physiol. Heart Circ. Physiol. 294:H605-H612, 2008.

G.J. Pickering, K. Ker and G.J. Soleas. Determining of the critical stages of processing and tolerance limits for Harmonia axyridis for ‘ladybug taint’ in wine. Vitis 46 (2): 85-90, 2007.

G.J. Soleas, G.J. Pickering. Influence of variety, wine style, vintage and viticultural area on select chemical parameters of Canadian Icewine. Int. J. Food Agri. and Env. Vol.5 (3 & 4): 97-102, 2007.

J. Spaak, A. Merlocco, G.J. Soleas, G. Tomlinson, B.L. Morris, P. Picton, C.F. Notarius, C. Chan, J.S. Floras. Dose-related effects of red wine and ethanol on hemodynamics, sympathetic nerve activity, arterial diameter.AJP-Heart Circ Physiolo294: H1-H8, 2007.

G.J. Soleas, S. Cater. A Global Survey of Levels of Undesirable Metabolites in Wine. ASEV Symposium – Managing Microbial Flora. Reno, Nevada, USA, 2007.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Research Director – Applied Genomics
Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Vineland, Ont.
Email: daryl.somers@vinelandresearch.com 
Phone: 905-562-0320 x768
Fax: 905-562-0084

Education
BSc Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
MSc Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
PhD Botany, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.

Research
Plant molecular breeding; grapevine breeding for cold tolerance and complex traits; plant genomics.

Selected Publications and Presentations 
Travis W. Banks, M. C. Jordan and D. J. Somers. 2009. Single feature polymorphism mapping in bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). The Plant Genome 2:167-178.

Fofana, B., D. G. Humphreys, G. Rasul, S. Cloutier, A. Brûlé-Babel, S. Woods, O. M. Lukow and D. J. Somers. 2009. Mapping quantitative trait loci controlling pre-harvest sprouting resistance in a red × white seeded spring wheat cross. Euphytica 165(3): 509-521.

Tamburic-Ilincic, L., D. J. Somers, G. Fedak, and A. Schaafsma. 2009. Different quantitiative triat loci for Fusarium resistance in wheat seedlings and adult stage in the Wuhan/Nyubai wheat population. Euphytica 165(3): 453-458.

Fu, Yong-Bi, and D. J. Somers. 2009. Genome-wide reduction of genetic diversity in wheat breeding. Crop Science 49: 161-168.

Plant Genomics – Methods in Molecular Biology. 2009. Eds. D.J. Somers, J.P. Gustafson, P. Langridge. Springer Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-58829-997-0.

Daryl J. Somers and Gavin Humphreys. 2009. State of QTL detection and marker-assisted selection in wheat improvement. In Wheat: Science and Trade Ed. Brett Carver. Blackwell Publishing Inc, USA Page 309-326.

Reimer, S., Pozniak, C.J., Clarke, F.R., Clarke, J. M., Somers, D.J., Knox, R.E., and Singh, A.K. 2008. Association mapping of yellow pigment in an elite collection of durum wheat cultivars and breeding lines. Genome 51:1016-1025.

Paux, E., Sourdille, P., Salse, J., Saintenac, C., Choulet, F., Leroy, P., Korol, A., Michalak, M., Kianian, S., Spielmeyer, W., Lagudah, E., Somers, D., Kilian, A., Alaux, M., Vautrin, S., Berges, H., Eversol, K., Appels, R., Safar, J., Simkova, H., Dolezel, J., Bernard, M., Feuillet, C. 2008. A physical map of the 1-Gigabase bread wheat chromosome 3B. Science 322:101-104.

Bourlaye Fofana, Gavin Humphreys, Golam Rasul, Sylvie Cloutier, and Daryl J. Somers. 2008. Asessment of haplotype diversity at QTLs for pre-harvest sprouting resistance in wheat using microsatellite markers. Genome 51(5):375-386.

Hamzehzarghani, H., V. Paranidharan, Y. Abu-Nada, A. C. Kushalappa, O. Mamer and D. J. Somers. 2008. Metabolic profiling to discriminate wheat near isogenic lines with quantitative trait loci at chromosome 2DL, varying in resistance to Fusarium head blight. Can. J. Plant Sci. 88(4):789-797.

Janice L. Cuthbert, Daryl J. Somers, Anita L. Brûlé-Babel, P. Douglas Brown, Gary H. Crow. 2008. Molecular mapping of quantitative trait loci for yield and yield components in spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Theo Appl. Genet. 117(4):595-608.

Colin W. Hiebert, Julian B. Thomas, Brent D. McCallum, Daryl J. Somers. 2008. Genetic mapping of the wheat leaf rust resistance gene Lr60 (LrW2). Crop Science 48:1020-1026.

Bourlaye Fofana, D. Gavin Humphreys, Sylvie Cloutier , Curt A. McCartney, Daryl J. Somers. 2008. Mapping quantitative trait loci controlling common bunt resistance in a doubled haploid population derived from the spring wheat cross RL4452 ´ AC Domain”. Molecular Breeding 21(3):317-325.

CCOVI Professional Affiliate
Research Scientist,
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Agriculture Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre (PARC), Summerland, BC
Phone: 250-404-3336
Fax : 250-494-0755

Education
B.Sc., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Ph.D., Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Research
Biochemistry of grapes and wine toward improving wine quality.

Selected Publications and Presentations
Owen, S.J., Lafond, M.D., Bowen, P.A., Bogdanoff, C.P., Usher, K.B., and Abrams, S.R. 2009. Profiles of Abscisic Acid and Its Catabolites in Developing Merlot Grape (Vitis vinifera) Berries, American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 60(3), pp. 277-284.

Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., Bowen, P.A., Bogdanoff, C.P., Usher, K.B., Rabie, B., Herbert, L.C., and Losso, I. 2009. Crop load and irrigation management. First year effects on nutrition , vigour, yield and quality of Merlot grapes, 10th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 20-21, 2009.

Bowen, P.A., Usher, K.B., Bogdanoff, C.P., and Lowery, D.T. 2008. Making Wine for Science, British Columbia Fruit Grower Magazine, 6(3), pp. 15-17.

Bowen, P.A., Usher, K.B., Lowery, D.T., Neilsen, G.H., Sholberg, P.L., O’Gorman, D.T., and Cliff, M.A. 2008. Sustainable production of high quality wine grapes. Annual Report, AAFC Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, Agassiz and Summerland, BC.

Usher, K.B. 2008. Micro-Oxygenation Research at PARC, BC Wine Grape Council Newsletter, 2(2), pp. 5.

Usher, K.B. 2008. Vineyard Influences on Chardonnay aromatics, 2008 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Gorwers’ Convention, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, February 20-21, 2008.

Usher, K.B. 2008. Vineyard Influences on Pinot noir anthocyanins, 2008 Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Gorwers’ Convention, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, February 20-21, 2008.

Graduate students, post doctoral fellows, visiting professors & laboratory research assistants

Andrea Barker
Master’s student, Debbie Inglis’ lab

Briann Dorin

Master’s Student, Andrew Reynold’s lab

Margaret Thibodeau
Master’s student, Gary Pickering’s lab

Stephanie Small-Kelly

Master’s student, Gary Pickering’s lab

Andréanne Hébert-Haché
Master’s student, Debbie Inglis’ lab

Jenn Kelley
PhD student, Debbie Inglis’ lab

Tony Wang 
Research Assistant, Debbie Inglis’ lab

Fei Yang
Research Assistant, Debbie Inglis’ lab