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Erin Upton
Erin Upton

Erin Upton is a PhD student at Portland State University. Her dissertation research investigates the relationships between wine regions, water governance, and climate change adaptation. The aim is to understand how management decisions around water resources create opportunities or barrier to adaptation in wine regions. Erin examines these themes through a comparative case study of two Australian regions, Tasmania and the Barossa. Erin is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Trainee Fellowship (2015-2017). Erin has extensive experience in project management and the wine industry. She has a professional background in winery management in Oregon’s Willamette Valley region. Erin holds a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of British Columbia. She has wide-ranging experience as a project manager for landscape design projects in the United States, Canada and Europe. She has conducted social science research and academic collaborations in Australia, Brazil, South Africa and the United States.