Bowen, Patricia, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Viticulture and Plant Physiology


Contact Information:

Highway 97
Summerland, British Columbia V0H 1Z0
Telephone: 250-494-6424
Fax: 250-494-0755
Email: pat.bowen@agr.gc.ca

Areas of Expertise:

  • Sustainable practices for producing high quality wine grapes
  • Climatic and edaphic effects vine and fruit development
  • Physiological influences on grape berry compositional development

Current Projects:

  • To develop sustainable vineyard irrigation practices both to conserve water and improve wine grape quality
  • Improved production systems for wine grapes
  • Use of GIS to determine the influence of vineyard soils, mesoclimates and management practices on vine development, grape composition and wine sensory attributes.

Affiliations:

  • Associate Fellow, Brock University, Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute
  • Ex Officio Member, BC Wine Grape Council
  • Member, UBC President's Community Advisory Council

Research Publications:

The links below lead to abstracts with access to full text.

2016

2015

2014

2012

2010

2009

Other Science Related Publications:

2016

  • Bowen, P.A. and Norquay, A. (2016). iDUS Product Analysis: Scientific research to support SensMit product effectiveness and associated crop performance. (Report)

2014

  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Bowen, P.A., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2014). "Grapevine trunk diseases studies in British Columbia: the status of long known diseases in a young and emerging grape-growing region.", 9th International Workshop on Grapevine Trunk Diseases, Adelaide, Australia, November, 2014, Presentation.
  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Bowen, P.A., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2014). "Grapevine trunk diseases studies in British Columbia: the status of long known diseases in a young and emerging grape-growing region.", Phytipathologia Mediterranea, 53, pp. 565-566.
  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Dick, J., Bowen, P.A., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2014). "Design, development and implementation of an oligonucleotide array for identification and detection of fungal pathogens responsible for causing youing vine decline.", Phytipathologia Mediterranea, 53, pp. 567. (Abstract)
  • Urbez-Torres, J.R., Haag, P., Dick, J., Bowen, P.A., and O'Gorman, D.T. (2014). "Design, development and implementation of an oligonucleotide array for identification and detection of fungal pathogens responsible for causing young vine decline.", 9th International Workshop on Grapevine Trunk Diseases, Adelaide, Australia, November, 2014, Presentation.

2012

  • Bowen, P.A., Bogdanoff, C.P., Usher, K.B., Estergaard, B.F., Cliff, M.A., and Stanich, K. (2012). "Irrigation frequency and rate effects on vine growth, leaf gas exchange, berry composition, and wine sensory quality in red winegrapes.", American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 63(3), pp. 440A. (Abstract)

2011

  • Forge, T.A., Neilsen, G.H., Smit, R., Neilsen, D., Bowen, P.A., Hannam, K., and Hannam, K.D. (2011). "Nematode parasites of grapevines in the Okanagan Valley: What are their potential impacts? What can we do about them?", 12th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 18-19, 2011.

2010

2009

  • Bowen, P.A. (2009). "Grape.", in Marsh, J.H. (ed.) - The Canadian Encyclopedia/L'Encyclopédie canadienne. (E-publication), Historica-Dominion Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., Bowen, P.A., Bogdanoff, C.P., Usher, K.B., Rabie, B., Herbert, L.C., and Losso, I. (2009). "Crop load and irrigation management. First year effects on nutrition, vigour, yield and quality of Merlot grapes.", 10th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference and Trade Show, Penticton, BC, Canada, July 20-21, 2009.
  • Neilsen, G.H., Neilsen, D., Bowen, P.A., Herbert, L.C., Losso, I., and Rabie, B. (2009). "Nitrogen fertilizer for optimizing wine grape performance.", 7th Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Convention (OFVC 2009), Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, February 18-19, 2009, [CD ROM].
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