Kees van Leeuwen

Kees van Leeuwen will be speaking at the session The biosphere of the vine

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Cornelis (Kees) van Leeuwen is professor of viticulture and head of the viticulture – enology department at Bordeaux Sciences Agro (part of Bordeaux University’s Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin).

He conducts research on all related aspects to the concept of terroir in viticulture, including the effect of climate, soil, plant material and water relations. In recent years his focus is on the impact of climate change in viticulture. He teaches in several Master programs and continuing education, including short courses taught in English on terroir for wine professionals.

Kees van Leeuwen mapped soils of numerous wine estates and appellations. He is the editor in chief of the international peer reviewed open access journal OENO One and writes on a regular basis for the Dutch magazine Perswijn.