Learn how to make the scientific observations and collect the data that will help these researchers find out how nature and the wine industry can best work together in this beautiful, productive, and threatened landscape.
The team will spend most days in the field studying the plant and animal life that both impacts the productivity of vineyards and indicates how healthy the ecosystem is in general. You’ll identify bird species and measure, identify, and estimate the biomass of plants in different habitat types, in part to help scientists evaluate how much carbon these plants store in their tissue.
You’ll also get a chance to learn about human life in the area. In meetings with local wine producers and conservationists, you’ll hear their valuable perspectives on the important issues facing the region and how we might best conserve it.
After returning from the field in the late afternoon, your team will eat dinner together and have some free hours in the evening. Time permitting, the scientists will present on topics related to the research, and other times you can explore the area or simply relax.
Note: Field conditions and research needs can lead to changes in the itinerary and activities. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.