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Southern Oregon University

Faculty

Director:
Division of Business, Communication and the Environment

Professor:
Environmental Science and Policy

Office: 142 Central Hall
Phone: (541) 552-6758
Fax: (541) 552-6439
Email: gjones@sou.edu

Gregory V. Jones is the Director of the Division of Business, Communication and the Environment and a professor and research climatologist in the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Southern Oregon University. He specializes in the study of climate structure and suitability for viticulture, and how climate variability and change influence grapevine growth, wine production and quality. He holds a BA and Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in Environmental Sciences with a concentration in the Atmospheric Sciences. His teaching and research interests include meteorology, climatology, hydrology, and agriculture; phenology of plant systems; biosphere and atmosphere interactions; climate change; and quantitative methods in spatial and temporal analysis. His dissertation was on the climatology of viticulture in Bordeaux, France with a focus on the spatial differences in grapevine phenology, grape composition and yield, and the resulting wine quality. He conducts applied research for the grape and wine industry in Oregon and has given hundreds of international, national, and regional presentations on climate and wine-related research. He is the author of numerous book chapters, including being a contributing author to the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Report, and other reports and articles on wine economics, grapevine phenology, site assessment methods for viticulture, climatological assessments of viticultural potential, and climate change. He was recently named to Decanter Magazine’s 2009 Power List representing the top 50 most influential people in the world of wine and the Oregon Wine Press’s 2009 Wine Person of the Year, and has been in the top 100 most influential people in the US wine industry in 2012 and 2013 (intowine.com).

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Proceedings:

  • Davis, R. E., Hayden, B. P., and Jones, G. V. (1994). “Climatic Change in the North Atlantic Subtropical Anticyclone and Northwestern Atlantic Sea-Surface Temperatures” Proceedings of the Ninth AMS Conference on Applied Climatology.
  • Davis, R.E. and G.V. Jones (1998). “Climatic Factors Influencing Grapevine Phenology in Bordeaux, France.”  Proceedings of the 23rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology of the American Meteorological Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 62-65.
  • Nemani, R. R., White, M. A., Cayan, D. R., Jones, G. V., Running, S. W., and J. C. Coughlan (1999). “Asymmetric climatic warming improves California vintages.” Proceedings from the International Conference of Biometeorology, Sydney, Australia, November, 1999, ICB8.4:80-81.
  • Ashenfelter, O. and G. V. Jones (1999). “Using weather data to predict the phenologic development of the vine and wine quality.” VDQS Annual Meeting, d’Ajaccio, Corsica, France. October, 1998. Published in Cahiers Scientifique from the Observatoire des Conjonctures Vinicoles Europeenes, Faculte des Sciences Economiques, Espace Richter, Ave. de La Mer, BP 9606, 34054 Montpellier Cedex 1, France.
  • Nemani, R. R., White, M. A., Cayan, D. R., Jones, G. V., Running, S. W., and J. C. Coughlan (2000). “Predicting vintage quality and quantity in coastal California using Pacific sea surface temperatures.” Proceedings of the International Forum on Climate Prediction, Agriculture and Development, Summer 2000.
  • Jones, G. V., “Using GIS/GPS Technology to Assess Viticultural Status and Potential in the Rogue Valley AVA.” Proceedings from the 115th Annual Meeting of the Oregon Horticultural Society, Portland, Oregon, January 2001.
  • Jones, G.V. and R. E. Davis (2000). “Climate influence on grapevine phenology, grape composition, and wine production and quality for Bordeaux, France.” Proceedings of the 24th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 14-18 August 2000, 72-75.
  • Jones, G. V. and White, M. (2001). “Climate Change and Trends in Global Wine Quality.” VDQS Annual Meeting, Enometrics VIII, Napa, California. May 2001. Published in Cahiers Scientifique from the Observatoire des Conjonctures Vinicoles Europeenes, Faculte des Sciences Economiques, Espace Richter, Ave. de La Mer, BP 9606, 34054 Montpellier Cedex 1, France.
  • Jones, G. V., “Trends in Frost Occurrence and the Frost-Free Growing Season Length in Oregon Grape-Growing Regions”, Proceedings from the 117th Annual Meeting of the Oregon Horticultural Society, Portland, Oregon, January 2003.
  • Jones, G. V., “Spatial Variations in Climate, Phenology, and Grape Composition in the Rogue Valley: An Overview of Year One of the Reference Vineyard Project”, Proceedings of OSU Winegrape Research Days Annual Meeting, Oregon State University. March 2004.
  • Jones, G.V., (2005). Climate change in the western United States grape growing regions. Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology. Davis, California, June 2004. Acta Horticulturae (ISHS), 689:41-60.
  • Jones, G.V., White, M.A., Cooper, O.R., and Storchmann, K-H., Climate and Wine: Quality Issues in a Warmer World. Proceedings of the Vineyard Data Quantification Society’s 10th Œonometrics Meeting. Dijon, France, May 2004.
  • Jones, G.V., Duchene, E., Tomasi, D., Yuste, J., Braslavksa, O., Schultz, H., Martinez, C., Boso, S., Langellier, F., Perruchot, C., and G. Guimberteau (2005). Changes in European Winegrape Phenology and Relationships with Climate, GESCO 2005. August 2005.
  • Jones, G.V., Duff, A.A., and J.M. Myers (2006). Modeling Viticultural Landscapes: a GIS Analysis of the Viticultural Potential in the Rogue Valley of Oregon. Proceedings of the VIth Terroir Congress, Bordeaux and Montpellier, France. July 3-7, 2006.
  • Jones, G.V. (2007). “Changement de climat : Les observations, les Projections, et les Implications Générales pour la Production de Viticulture et Vin.” UNESCO Wine and Culture Symposium, Dijon, France. March 28-30, 2007.
  • Jones, G.V. (2007). Climate Change: Observations, Projections, and General Implications for Viticulture and Wine Production Congress on Climate and Viticulture, Zaragoza, Spain. April 10-14, 2007.
  • Jones, G.V., and Goodrich, G.B. (2007). “Influences of Climate Variability on the U.S. West Coast Wine Regions and Wine Quality in the Napa Valley.” GESCO (Groupe d'Etude des Systèmes de COnduite de la Vigne), Porec, Croatia June 20-23, 2007.
  • Jones, G.V. (2007). Climate Change and the Global Wine Industry Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, Adelaide, Australia. July 28-August 2, 2007.
  • Jones, G.V. (2007) “Climate Change and Wine: Observations, Projections, and Implications” Romeo Bragato, 13th Annual New Zealand Wine Industry Conference, Aukland, New Zealand. August 23-25, 2007.
  • Jones, G.V. and Garcia-Cortzar, I. (2007) “La Situation de la Viticulture dans le Monde” Le Viticulture face au Changement Climatique : Enjeux et Adaptations, EUROVITI. November 28, 2007.
  • Jones, G.V. (2008) Climate Structure, Variability, and Suitability for Viticulture and Wine Production in the Puget Sound of Washington. Western Washington Horticultural Association Annual Meeting, January 9-10, 2008. Everett, WA.
  • Jones, G.V. (2008). Mudanças Climáticas: observações, projeções e implicações na produção de uvas e vinhos. XII Congresso Brasileiro de Viticultura e Enologia, 22-24 September, 2008. Bento Gonçalves, Brazil.
  • Jones, G.V. (2009). Is there an ideal climate for Cabernet. Cabernet Symposium - A Global Perspective, American Society for Enology and Viticulture Annual Meeting, June 26, 2009. Napa, California.
  • Jones, G.V., Moriondo, M., Bois, B., Hall, A. and A. Duff (2009). Analysis of the Spatial Climate Structure in Viticulture Regions Worldwide. 32nd World Congress of the Vine and Wine, 7th General Assembly of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine, June 28-July 3, 2009. Zagreb, Croatia.
  • Jones, G.V., Duff, A.A., and A. Hall (2009). Updated analysis of climate-viticulture structure and suitability in the western United States. Proceedings of the 16th International GiESCO Symposium, Davis, California. July 12-16, 2009.
  • Jones, G.V. (2009). Climate Variability and Change: Influences on Viticulture and Wine Production. Proceedings from the 4th International SASEV Conference on Enology and Viticulture, July 28-29, 2009.
  • Jones, G.V. (2009). Climate, Grapes, and Wine: Structure and Stability in a Changing Climate. Proceedings of the Conferência Ibérica de Viticultura e Enologia, Lisbon, Portugal. November 11-13, 2009.
  • Jones, G.V. (2009). Le climat, les Raisins, et le Vin : Structurer et Stabilité dans un Climat Changeant. Histoire, écologie et anthropologie Trois générations face à l’œuvre d’Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie. Fondation Singer-Polignac and Sorbonne, Paris, France. 15-16 January 2010.
  • Jones, G.V. (2009) Climate, Grapes, and Wine: Structure and Stability in a Changing Climate. Proceedings of the Viticulture 2010 and the 39th Annual New York Wine Industry Workshop, February 17-19, 2010. Rochester, New York.
  • Jones, G.V. (2010) Climate, Grapes, and Wine: Structure and Stability in a Changing Climate. Proceedings of the 8th International Terroir Congress. 14-18 June, 2010. Soave, Italy.
  • Jones, G.V. (2010) Climate, Grapes, and Wine: Structure and Stability in a Changing Climate. Proceedings of the 28th International Horticultural Congress, Viticulture & Climate Symposia, 22-27 August, 2010. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Jones, G.V. (2011). Sustainable Vineyard and Winery Developments Worldwide. Proceedings of the XXXIV World Congress of Vine and Wine (OIV). 20-27 June, 2011, Porto, Portugal.
  • Jones, G.V. (2011). Climate, Grapes, and Wine: Structure and Suitability in a Variable and Changing Climate. Proceedings of Enoforum 2011. 3-5 May, 2011, Arezzo, Italy.
  • Jones, G.V. and F. Alves (2011). Impacts of Climate Change on Wine Production: A Global Overview and Regional Assessment in the Douro Valley of Portugal. Proceedings of the Global Conference on Global Warming 2011. 11-14 July, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Jones, G.V. Santos, J.A., Malheiro, A.C., and J.G. Pinto (2011). Macroclimate Viticultural Zoning in Europe: Observed Trends and Atmospheric Forcing. Proceedings of the 17th GiESCO International Symposium. 29 August – 2 September, 2011, Asti and Alba, Italy.
  • Moriondo, M., Bindi, M., Jones, G.V., Bois, B., Ferrise, R., and G. Trombi (2011. The impact of climate change on grapevine cultivated area. Proceedings of the 17th GiESCO International Symposium. 29 August – 2 September, 2011, Asti and Alba, Italy.
  • Bois, B., Blais, A., Moriondo, M., and G.V. Jones (2012). High resolution climate spatial analysis of European winegrowing regions. Proceedings of the 9th International Terroir Congress, pp 2:17-20. 25-29 June, 2012, Burgundy and Champagne, France.
  • Jones, G.V. and F. Alves (2012). Spatial Analysis of Climate in Winegrape Growing Regions in Portugal. Proceedings of the 9th International Terroir Congress, pp 3:1-4. 25-29 June, 2012, Burgundy and Champagne, France.
  • Jones, G.V. and F. Alves (2013). The Climate of the Douro: Structure, Trends, and Mitigation and Adaptation Responses to a Changing Climate. Proceedings of the 18th GiESCO International Symposium, pp 3:1-4. 7-11 July, 2013, Porto, Portugal.

Awards:

  • The Oenometrics Prize of the Vintage Data Quantification Society – “Prix d’Ajaccio.” “The demand for expert opinion: Bordeaux Wine.” Orley Ashenfelter, Princeton University and Greg Jones, Southern Oregon University. VDQS Annual Meeting, d’Ajaccio, Corsica, France. October, 1998.
  • Phi Kappa Phi 2001 Faculty Scholarship/Artist Award, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Southern Oregon University Chapter. April 2001.
  • The Oenometrics Prize of the Vintage Data Quantification Society – “Prix de Bourgogne.” “Climate and Wine: Quality Issues in a Warmer World.” Greg Jones, Southern Oregon University. VDQS Annual Meeting, Dijon, France. May 2004.
  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), International competition in “Best Practices in Science Modeling Challenge” (Second Place) – “Modeling Viticulture Landscapes: A GIS Analysis of the Viticulture Potential in the Rogue  Valley, Oregon.” Greg Jones and Andrew Duff – Southern Oregon University. July 2004.
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – TIES Grant (teaching, internships, exchanges and scholarship). For travel to the University of Guanajuato during June 2005.
  • International Society of Biometeorology Trump Travel Award - Groupe d'Etude des Systèmes de COnduite de la vigne - GESCO 2005, XIV. Internationales Weinbau-Symposium. Geisenheim, Germany. August 23-27, 2005.
  • Oregon Wine Industry - Outstanding Service Award (Given to a person who has shown exemplary commitment, leadership, and service to the industry). Oregon Wine Board, Oregon Winegrowers' Association - Oregon Wine Industry Symposium, February 27-March 1, Eugene, Oregon. 
  • Miegunyah Distinguished Fellowship – University of Melbourne, 2008.
  • Decanter Magazine 2009 Power List representing the top 50 most influential people in the wine industry (#33). 
  • Oregon Wine Press – 2009 Wine Person of the Year.
  • Top 100 most influential people in the US wine industry in 2012 and 2013 (intowine.com).

Professional Affiliations:

  • Association of American Geographers since 1993.
  • American Meteorological Society since 1993.
  • International Society of Biometeorology since 1995.
  • Sigma Xi  since 1993, local chapter Vice President, 1999-00, President, 2000-01.
  • Rogue Valley Winegrowers Association since 1997.
  • Oregon Winegrape Growers Association since 1997.
  • Association of Pacific Coast Geographers, since 1998.
  • American Society of Enology and Viticulture, since 1999.
  • Umpqua Valley Winegrowers Association since 2000.
  • Oregon Horticultural Society since 2000.
  • American Geophysical Union since 2004.
  • Editor and Review Editor, Climate Research since 2004.
  • International Society of Horticultural Science since 2005.
  • American Association of Wine Economists since 2006.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Wine Economics since 2006.
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Wine Research, since 2008.
  • President, Wine Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, 2010-12.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal Biometeorology, since 2012.