Vincenzo Tosi

Supervisors: Prof. Claudio D’Onofrio and Prof. Giovanni Caruso 

Research field: Precision fruit farming

Research interests: Viticulture, Canopy Management, VOCs, Climate Change 

Department head office, via del Borghetto, 80, Pisa


Vincenzo is a PhD student and a winemaker. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in viticulture and enology at the University of Pisa, and he continued studies at the University of Turin obtaining his master’s degree in Viticulture and enology science. Before starting PhD, he worked as fellow researcher at CREA-VE, at the Arezzo office studying the effect of inter-row soil management on vine physiology and on berry quality. Moreover, he worked on the recovery and conservation of Tuscan grape germoplasm, helping to recatalog the CREA-VE collection vineyard at Scurtarola Cellar, in Northern Tuscany. In addition to the conservation of grapevine biodiversity, Vincenzo main research interests regard the effect of abiotic stress on grapevine physiology and on berry quality. He is working also on agronomic techniques to mitigate the effects of Climate Change in vineyards. In particular, in his PhD project he evaluates the effect of canopy management techniques to postpone technological maturation, resynchronizing it with phenolic maturity. These techniques, as severe shoot trimming and apical leaf removal, are tested also to evaluate their effect on secondary metabolites like phenols and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and in function of different water availability to understand the interplays between canopy management and water availability, in a context of Climate Change in which the water resource will be more and more precious. 



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