Viticultural Landscapes and Ecosystem Services: A Case of Georgia

Authors: Rachel Berndtson*, University of Maryland - College Park
Topics: Wine, Cultural Geography, Human-Environment Geography
Keywords: Winescapes, Georgia, Ecosystem Services, Cultural Landscapes
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Virginia C, Marriott, Lobby Level
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The human-environment interactions surrounding wine growing regions produce distinct cultural landscapes and ecosystem services. Georgian viticulture is of particular interest, given the country's long history of wine production, the intimate linkage between landscape and national identity, and viticulture's role in upwards Georgian development into the 21st century. This talk explores dynamic Georgian winescapes over millennia of wine production, and examines the country's ecosystem services supported by healthy, robust viticulture.

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