Boris Basile University of Naples Federico II, Italy Dr. Boris Basile is Associate Professor of Viticulture at the Department of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II since 2015. Between 2004 and 2015, he was Assistant Professor at the same University. In 2002, he earned a Ph.D. in “Biology of Fruit Trees” (University of Naples Federico II). His research activity focuses on the applied environmental physiology of grapevine and temperate fruit trees. He has studied different aspects of plant physiology such as water relations, light relations, gas-exchange, source-sink relationships, organ growth, and phenology. The aim of his research is defining innovative vineyard or orchard management practices to improve yield quantitatively and qualitatively. The main studied species are grapevine, peach and kiwifruit.