Understanding the mechanisms of winter dormancy break in apple in the context of climate change

Lead Research Organisation: University of Reading
Department Name: Sch of Agriculture Policy and Dev


This project aims to obtain a better understanding of the physiological mechanism controlling dormancy and chilling requirement. It will combine a modelling and an experimental approach in order to develop new strategies for climate change mitigation in apple orchards and evaluate such strategies in controlled environment studies. This work contributes to increasing the sustainability of the UK apple production, by acquiring crucial knowledge to forecast the effects of climate change on yield and quality.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
BB/R505237/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
1988374 Studentship BB/R505237/1 01/12/2017 30/11/2021 Carlota Gonzalez Noguer