Professor Stephen Tyerman

Stephen Tyerman
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

Professor Steve Tyerman has researched nutrition, salinity, and water relations in plants. He has received several awards for his plant physiology research including the prestigious Peter Goldacre Award from the Australian Society of Plant Scientists and was elected as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2003. He is recognised as a highly cited author by the American Society of Plant Biologists (2009-2013). He is currently head of the Department of Plant Science at the University of Adelaide and a chief investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, running a node of the Centre at the University of Adelaide. Steve earned his BSc (Hons) and his PhD from the University of Sydney. He is an associate editor for Plant Cell and Environment and Functional Plant Biology. He has also served as Associate editor for Plant Physiology and Journal of Experimental Botany. With Patrick Iland, Peter Dry and Tony Profit he co-authored the recent book: The Grapevine: from the science to the practice of growing vines for wine, which was awarded an OIV prize.

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Professor Stephen Tyerman

Professor Steve Tyerman has researched nutrition, salinity, and water relations in plants. He has received several awards for his plant physiology research including the prestigious Peter Goldacre Award from the Australian Society of Plant Scientists and was elected as a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2003. He is recognised as a highly cited author by the American Society of Plant Biologists (2009-2013). He is currently head of the Department of Plant Science at the University of Adelaide and a chief investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, running a node of the Centre at the University of Adelaide. Steve earned his BSc (Hons) and his PhD from the University of Sydney. He is an associate editor for Plant Cell and Environment and Functional Plant Biology. He has also served as Associate editor for Plant Physiology and Journal of Experimental Botany. With Patrick Iland, Peter Dry and Tony Profit he co-authored the recent book: The Grapevine: from the science to the practice of growing vines for wine, which was awarded an OIV prize.


My research is broadly focused on solute and water transport, signaling processes in plants and wine grape physiology. My specific research aims include:
  • To understand how aquaporins are regulated in plants and the signalling that coordinates root and shoot water transport.
  • Exploring how GABA signaling controls plant transporters.
  • Exploring the selectivity of plant aquaporins.
  • Exploring the energy costs of water and anion transport in plants.
  • Exploring  transport systems for phosphate and their integration with the whole-plant phosphate regulatory system.
  • Identification and characterisation of novel transporters involved in biotrophic interactions.
  • To understand the molecular and physiological events that underlie cell death in the grape berry (ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production).
  • To develop new tools and sensors for viticulture (Vineyard of the Future Initiative).
  • To develop mitigation strategies for grape growing in response to warming and heatwaves.

My group shares lab facilities with A/Prof Matt Gilliham forming the Plant Signalling and Transport Group at the University of Adelaide. Together we also form the Adelaide node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology. We are also a node of the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production.

Publications and Google Scholar Data


Date Position Institution name
2001 Professor, Head of Department of Plant Science University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2003 Fellow of the Australian Acdemy of Science Australian Academy of Science


Date Institution name Country Title
University of Sydney Australia PhD


Biophysics, Cell Physiology, Horticultural Production, Plant Physiology, Transport Economics, Transport Properties and Non-equilibrium Processes, Tree Nutrition and Physiology


Date Citation
2017 Caravia,L, Pagay,V, Collins,C, Tyerman,SD, 2017, Application of sprinkler cooling within the bunch zone during ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon berries to reduce the impact of high temperature, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 23, 1, 48-57 10.1111/ajgw.12255
2017 Degaris,KA, Walker,RR, Loveys,BR, Tyerman,SD, 2017, Exogenous application of abscisic acid to root systems of grapevines with or without salinity influences water relations and ion allocation, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 23, 1, 66-76 10.1111/ajgw.12264
2017 Scharwies,JD, Tyerman,SD, 2017, Comparison of isohydric and anisohydric Vitis vinifera L. cultivars reveals a fine balance between hydraulic resistances, driving forces and transpiration in ripening berries, Functional Plant Biology, 44, 3, 324-338 10.1071/FP16010
2016 Sack,L, Ball,MC, Brodersen,C, Davis,SD, Des Marais,DL, Donovan,LA, Givnish,TJ, Hacke,UG, Huxman,T, Jansen,S et al, 2016, Plant hydraulics as a central hub integrating plant and ecosystem function: meeting report for ‘Emerging Frontiers in Plant Hydraulics’ (Washington, DC, May 2015), Plant Cell and Environment, 39, 9, 2085-2094 10.1111/pce.12732
2016 Zhao,M, Tan,HT, Scharwies,J, Levin,K, Evans,JR, Tyerman,SD, 2016, Association between water and carbon dioxide transport in leaf plasma membranes: Assessing the role of aquaporins, Plant Cell and Environment, - 10.1111/pce.12830
2016 De Bei,R, Fuentes,S, Gilliham,M, Tyerman,S, Edwards,E, Bianchini,N, Smith,J, Collins,C, 2016, Viticanopy: A free computer app to estimate canopy vigor and porosity for grapevine, Sensors (Switzerland), 16, 4, - 10.3390/s16040585
2016 Ramesh,SA, Tyerman,SD, Gilliham,M, Xu,B, 2016, γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) signalling in plants, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 1-27 10.1007/s00018-016-2415-7
2016 Byrt,CS, Zhao,M, Kourghi,M, Bose,J, Henderson,SW, Qiu,J, Gilliham,M, Schultz,C, Schwarz,M, Ramesh,SA et al, 2016, Non-selective cation channel activity of aquaporin AtPIP2;1 regulated by Ca2+ and pH, Plant Cell and Environment, - 10.1111/pce.12832
2016 Gilliham,M, Tyerman,SD, 2016, Linking metabolism to membrane signaling: the GABA–malate connection, Trends in Plant Science, 21, 4, 295-301 10.1016/j.tplants.2015.11.011
2016 Baby,T, Collins,C, Tyerman,SD, Gilliham,M, 2016, Salinity negatively affects pollen tube growth and fruit set in grapevines and is not mitigated by silicon, American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 67, 2, 218-228 10.5344/ajev.2015.15004
2016 McGaughey,SA, Osborn,HL, Chen,L, Pegler,JL, Tyerman,SD, Furbank,RT, Byrt,CS, Grof,CP, 2016, Roles of aquaporins in Setaria viridis stem development and sugar storage, Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, DECEMBER2016, 1815-1-1815-13 10.3389/fpls.2016.01815
2016 Lu,L, Qiu,W, Gao,W, Tyerman,SD, Shou,H, Wang,C, 2016, OsPAP10c, a novel secreted acid phosphatase in rice, plays an important role in the utilization of external organic phosphorus, Plant Cell and Environment, 39, 10, 2247-2259 10.1111/pce.12794
2016 Hocking,B, Tyerman,SD, Burton,RA, Gilliham,M, 2016, Fruit calcium: transport and physiology, Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, APR2016, 569-1-569-17 10.3389/fpls.2016.00569
2016 Baby,T, Gilliham,M, Tyerman,SD, Collins,C, 2016, Differential fruitset between grapevine cultivars is related to differences in pollen viability and amine concentration in flowers, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22, 1, 149-158 10.1111/ajgw.12191
2016 Ristic,R, Fudge,AL, Pinchbeck,KA, De Bei,R, Fuentes,S, Hayasaka,Y, Tyerman,SD, Wilkinson,KL, 2016, Impact of grapevine exposure to smoke on vine physiology and the composition and sensory properties of wine, Theoretical and Experimental Plant Physiology, 28, 1, 67-83 10.1007/s40626-016-0054-x
2016 Degaris,KA, Walker,RR, Loveys,BR, Tyerman,SD, 2016, Comparative effects of deficit and partial root-zone drying irrigation techniques using moderately saline water on ion partitioning in Shiraz and Grenache grapevines, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22, 2, 296-306 10.1111/ajgw.12220
2016 Nagarajan,Y, Rongala,J, Luang,S, Singh,A, Shadiac,N, Hayes,J, Sutton,T, Gilliham,M, Tyerman,SD, McPhee,G et al, 2016, A barley efflux transporter operates in a Na⁺-dependent manner, as revealed by a multidisciplinary platform, The Plant Cell, 28, 1, 202-218 10.1105/tpc.15.00625
2016 Caravia,L, Collins,C, Petrie,PR, Tyerman,SD, 2016, Application of shade treatments during Shiraz berry ripening to reduce the impact of high temperature, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22, 3, 422-437 10.1111/ajgw.12248
2015 Ramesh,SA, Tyerman,SD, Xu,B, Bose,J, Kaur,S, Conn,V, Domingos,P, Ullah,S, Wege,S, Shabala,S et al, 2015, Erratum: GABA signalling modulates plant growth by directly regulating the activity of plant-specific anion transporters (Nature Communications (2015) 6:7879 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8879), Nature Communications, 6, - 10.1038/ncomms9293
2015 Caravia,L, Collins,C, Tyerman,SD, 2015, Electrical impedance of Shiraz berries correlates with decreasing cell vitality during ripening, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 21, 3, 430-438 10.1111/ajgw.12157
2015 Degaris,KA, Walker,RR, Loveys,BR, Tyerman,SD, 2015, Impact of deficit irrigation strategies in a saline environment on Shiraz yield, physiology, water use and tissue ion concentration, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 21, 3, 468-478 10.1111/ajgw.12151
2015 Henderson,SW, Wege,S, Qiu,J, Blackmore,DH, Walker,AR, Tyerman,SD, Walker,RR, Gilliham,M, 2015, Grapevine and Arabidopsis cation-chloride cotransporters localize to the Golgi and trans-Golgi network and indirectly influence long-distance ion transport and plant salt tolerance, Plant Physiology, 169, 3, 2215-2229 10.1104/pp.15.00499
2015 Wang,C, Yue,W, Ying,Y, Wang,S, Secco,D, Liu,Y, Whelan,J, Tyerman,SD, Shou,H, 2015, Rice SPX-Major Facility Superfamily3, a vacuolar phosphate efflux transporter, is involved in maintaining phosphate homeostasis in rice, Plant Physiology, 169, 4, 2822-2831 10.1104/pp.15.01005
2015 Tataranni,G, Santarcangelo,M, Sofo,A, Xiloyannis,C, Tyerman,SD, Dichio,B, 2015, Correlations between morpho-anatomical changes and radial hydraulic conductivity in roots of olive trees under water deficit and rewatering, Tree Physiology, 35, 12, 1356-1365 10.1093/treephys/tpv074
2015 Ramesh,SA, Tyerman,SD, Xu,B, Bose,J, Kaur,S, Conn,V, Domingos,P, Ullah,S, Wege,S, Shabala,S et al, 2015, GABA signalling modulates plant growth by directly regulating the activity of plant-specific anion transporters, Nature Communications, 6, 7879-1-7879-9 10.1038/ncomms8879
2014 Zhou,L, Wang,C, Liu,R, Han,Q, Vandeleur,RK, Du,J, Tyerman,S, Shou,H, 2014, Constitutive overexpression of soybean plasma membrane intrinsic protein GmPIP1;6 confers salt tolerance, BMC Plant Biology, 14, 1, 181-1-181-13 10.1186/1471-2229-14-181
2014 Gavrin,A, Kaiser,BN, Geiger,D, Tyerman,SD, Wen,Z, Bisseling,T, Fedorov,EE, 2014, Adjustment of host cells for accommodation of symbiotic bacteria: vacuole defunctionalization, HOPS suppression, and TIP1g retargeting in medicago, Plant Cell, 26, 9, 3809-3822 10.1105/tpc.114.128736
2014 Vandeleur,R, Sullivan,W, Athman,A, Jordans,C, Gilliham,M, Kaiser,B, Tyerman,S, 2014, Rapid shoot-to-root signalling regulates root hydraulic conductance via aquaporins, Plant, Cell and Environment, 37, 2, 520-538 10.1111/pce.12175
2014 Chiasson,DM, Loughlin,PC, Mazurkiewicz,D, Mohammadidehcheshmeh,M, Fedorova,EE, Okamoto,M, McLean,E, Glass,ADM, Smith,SE, Bisseling,T et al, 2014, Soybean SAT1 (Symbiotic Ammonium Transporter 1) encodes a bHLH transcription factor involved in nodule growth and NH₄⁺ transport, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111, 13, 4814-4819 10.1073/pnas.1312801111
2014 Loveys,BR, Kaiser,BN, McDonald,G, Kravchuk,O, Gilliham,M, Tyerman,S, Able,AJ, 2014, The development of student research skills in second year plant biology, International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22, 3, 15-25
2014 Rahimi Eichi,V, Tyerman,SD, Wirthensohn,MG, 2014, Water relations and mesophyll anatomy in almond leaves, Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science, 139, 6, 627-633
2014 Tian,Q, Zhang,X, Ramesh,S, Gilliham,M, Tyerman,SD, Zhang,WH, 2014, Ethylene negatively regulates aluminium-induced malate efflux from wheat roots and tobacco cells transformed with TaALMT1, Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, 9, 2415-2426 10.1093/jxb/eru123
2014 Abbaspour,N, Kaiser,B, Tyerman,S, 2014, Root apoplastic transport and water relations cannot account for differences in Cl¯ transport and Cl¯/NO₃¯ interactions of two grapevine rootstocks differing in salt tolerance, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 36, 3, 687-698 10.1007/s11738-013-1447-y
2014 Fuentes,S, De Bei,R, Collins,MJ, Escalona,JM, Medrano,H, Tyerman,S, 2014, Night-time responses to water supply in grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) under deficit irrigation and partial root-zone drying, Agricultural Water Management, 138, 1-9 10.1016/j.agwat.2014.02.015
2014 Baby,T, Hocking,B, Tyerman,SD, Gilliham,M, Collins,C, 2014, Modified method for producing grapevine plants in controlled environments, American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 65, 2, 261-267 10.5344/ajev.2014.13121
2014 Mohammadi Dehcheshmeh,M, Ebrahimie,E, Tyerman,S, Kaiser,B, 2014, A novel method based on combination of semi-in vitro and in vivo conditions in Agrobacterium rhizogenes-mediated hairy root transformation of Glycine species, In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-plant, 50, 2, 282-291 10.1007/s11627-013-9575-z
2014 Chaumont,F, Tyerman,SD, 2014, Aquaporins: highly regulated channels controlling plant water relations, Plant Physiology, 164, 4, 1600-1618 10.1104/pp.113.233791
2014 Fuentes,S, Poblete-Echeverría,C, Ortega-Farias,S, Tyerman,S, de Bei,R, 2014, Automated estimation of leaf area index from grapevine canopies using cover photography, video and computational analysis methods, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 20, 3, 465-473 10.1111/ajgw.12098
2013 Conn,S, Hocking,B, Dayod,M, Xu,B, Athman,A, Henderson,S, Aukett,L, Conn,V, Shearer,M, Fuentes,S et al, 2013, Protocol: optimising hydroponic growth systems for nutritional and physiological analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana and other plants, Plant Methods, 9, 1, 4-4 10.1186/1746-4811-9-4
2013 Tovkach,A, Ryan,P, Richardson,A, Lewis,D, Rathjen,T, Ramesh,S, Tyerman,S, Delhaize,E, 2013, Transposon-mediated alteration of TaMATE1B expression in wheat confers constitutive citrate efflux from root apices, Plant Physiology, 161, 2, 880-892 10.1104/pp.112.207142
2013 Pou,A, Medrano,H, Flexas,J, Tyerman,S, 2013, A putative role for TIP and PIP aquaporins in dynamics of leaf hydraulic and stomatal conductances in grapevine under water stress and re-watering, Plant Cell and Environment, 36, 4, 828-843 10.1111/pce.12019
2013 Tyerman,S, 2013, The devil in the detail of secretions, Plant Cell and Environment, 36, 8, 1407-1409 10.1111/pce.12110
2013 Shaw,R, Meyer,W, McNeill,A, Tyerman,S, 2013, Waterlogging in Australian agricultural landscapes: a review of plant responses and crop models, Crop and Pasture Science, 64, 6, 549-562 10.1071/CP13080
2013 Abbaspour,N, Kaiser,B, Tyerman,S, 2013, Chloride transport and compartmentation within main and lateral roots of two grapevine rootstocks differing in salt tolerance, Trees-Structure and Function, 27, 5, 1317-1325 10.1007/s00468-013-0880-2
2012 Wang,C, Huang,W, Ying,Y, Li,S, Secco,D, Tyerman,S, Whelan,J, Shou,H, 2012, Functional characterization of the rice SPX-MFS family reveals a key role of OsSPX-MFS1 in controlling phosphate homeostasis in leaves, New Phytologist, 196, 1, 139-148 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04227.x
2012 Fuentes,S, De Bei,R, Pech,J, Tyerman,S, 2012, Computational water stress indices obtained from thermal image analysis of grapevine canopies, Irrigation Science, 30, 6, 523-536 10.1007/s00271-012-0375-8
2012 Kotur,Z, MacKenzie,N, Ramesh,S, Tyerman,S, Kaiser,B, Glass,A, 2012, Nitrate transport capacity of the Arabidopsis thaliana NRT2 family members and their interactions with AtNAR2.1, New Phytologist, 194, 3, 724-731 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04094.x
2012 Munns,R, James,R, Xu,B, Athman,A, Conn,S, Jordans,C, Byrt,C, Hare,R, Tyerman,S, Tester,M et al, 2012, Wheat grain yield on saline soils is improved by an ancestral Na+ transporter gene, Nature Biotechnology, 30, 4, 360-364 10.1038/nbt.2120
2012 Secco,D, Wang,C, Arpat,B, Wang,Z, Poirier,Y, Tyerman,S, Wu,P, Shou,H, Whelan,J, 2012, The emerging importance of the SPX domain-containing proteins in phosphate homeostasis, New Phytologist, 193, 4, 842-851 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.04002.x
2012 Koerber,G, Seekamp,J, Anderson,P, Whalen,M, Tyerman,S, 2012, A putative hybrid of Eucalyptus largiflorens growing on salt- and drought-affected floodplains has reduced specific leaf area and leaf nitrogen, Australian Journal of Botany, 60, 4, 358-367 10.1071/BT12012
2011 Ryan,P, Tyerman,S, Sasaki,T, Furuichi,T, Yamamoto,Y, Zhang,W, Delhaize,E, 2011, The identification of aluminium-resistance genes provides opportunities for enhancing crop production on acid soils, Journal of Experimental Botany, 62, 1, 9-20 10.1093/jxb/erq272
2011 Preuss,C, Huang,C, Tyerman,S, 2011, Proton-coupled high-affinity phosphate transport revealed from heterologous characterization in Xenopus of barley-root plasma membrane transporter, HvPHT1;1, Plant Cell and Environment, 34, 4, 681-689 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2010.02272.x
2011 Bramley,H, Tyerman,S, Turner,D, Turner,N, 2011, Root growth of lupins is more sensitive to waterlogging than wheat, Functional Plant Biology, 38, 11, 910-918 10.1071/FP11148
2011 Gilliham,M, Dayod,M, Hocking,B, Xu,B, Conn,S, Kaiser,B, Leigh,R, Tyerman,S, 2011, Calcium delivery and storage in plant leaves: exploring the link with water flow, Journal of Experimental Botany, 62, 7, 2233-2250 10.1093/jxb/err111
2011 Gilliham,M, Athman,A, Tyerman,S, Conn,S, 2011, Cell-specific compartmentation of mineral nutrients is an essential mechanism for optimal plant productivity-another role for TPC1?, Plant Signalling & Behavior, 6, 11, 1656-1661 10.4161/psb.6.11.17797
2011 De Bei,R, Cozzolino,D, Sullivan,W, Cynkar,W, Fuentes,S, Dambergs,R, Pech,J, Tyerman,S, 2011, Non-destructive measurement of grapevine water potential using near infrared spectroscopy, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 17, 1, 62-71 10.1111/j.1755-0238.2010.00117.x
2011 Conn,S, Conn,V, Tyerman,S, Kaiser,B, Leigh,R, Gilliham,M, 2011, Magnesium transporters, MGT2/MRS2-1 and MGT3/MRS2-5, are important for magnesium partitioning within Arabidopsis thaliana mesophyll vacuoles, New Phytologist, 190, 3, 583-594 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2010.03619.x
2011 Conn,S, Gilliham,M, Athman,A, Schreiber,A, Baumann,U, Moller,I, Cheng,N, Stancombe,M, Hirschi,K, Webb,A et al, 2011, Cell-specific vacuolar calcium storage mediated by CAX1 regulates apoplastic calcium concentration, gas exchange, and plant productivity in arabidopsis, Plant Cell, 23, 1, 240-257 10.1105/tpc.109.072769
2010 Dayod,M, Tyerman,S, Leigh,R, Gilliham,M, 2010, Calcium storage in plants and the implications for calcium biofortification, Protoplasma, 247, 3, 215-231 10.1007/s00709-010-0182-0
2010 Schnurbusch,T, Hayes,J, Hrmova,M, Baumann,U, Ramesh,S, Tyerman,S, Langridge,P, Sutton,T, 2010, Boron toxicity tolerance in barley through reduced expression of the multifunctional aquaporin HvNIP2;1, Plant Physiology, 153, 4, 1706-1715 10.1104/pp.110.158832
2010 Gruber,B, Ryan,P, Richardson,A, Tyerman,S, Ramesh,S, Hebb,D, Howitt,S, Delhaize,E, 2010, HvALMT1 from barley is involved in the transport of organic anions, Journal of Experimental Botany, 61, 5, 1455-1467 10.1093/jxb/erq023
2010 Teakle,N, Tyerman,S, 2010, Mechanisms of Cl⁻ transport contributing to salt tolerance, Plant Cell and Environment, 33, 4, 566-589 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2009.02060.x
2010 Bramley,H, Turner,N, Turner,D, Tyerman,S, 2010, The contrasting influence of short-term hypoxia on the hydraulic properties of cells and roots of wheat and lupin, Functional Plant Biology, 37, 3, 183-193 10.1071/FP09172
2010 Fuentes,S, Sullivan,W, Tilbrook,J, Tyerman,S, 2010, A novel analysis of grapevine berry tissue demonstrates a variety-dependent correlation between tissue vitality and berry shrivel, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 16, 2, 327-336 10.1111/j.1755-0238.2010.00095.x
2010 Preuss,C, Huang,C, Gilliham,M, Tyerman,S, 2010, Channel-like characteristics of the low affinity barley phosphate transporter Pht1;6 when expressed in Xenopus Oocytes1,[W],[OA], Plant Physiology, 152, 3, 1431-1441 10.1104/pp.109.152009
2009 Vandeleur,R, Mayo,G, Shelden,M, Gilliham,M, Kaiser,B, Tyerman,S, 2009, The Role of Plasma Membrane Intrinsic Protein Aquaporins in Water Transport through Roots: Diurnal and Drought Stress Responses Reveal Different Strategies between Isohydric and Anisohydric Cultivars of Grapevine, Plant Physiology, 149, 1, 445-460 10.1104/pp.108.128645
2009 Shelden,M, Howitt,S, Kaiser,B, Tyerman,S, 2009, Identification and functional characterisation of aquaporins in the grapevine, Vitis vinifera, Functional Plant Biology, 36, 12, 1065-1078 10.1071/FP09117
2009 Tilbrook,J, Tyerman,S, 2009, Hydraulic connection of grape berries to the vine: varietal differences in water conductance into and out of berries, and potential for backflow, Functional Plant Biology, 36, 6, 541-550 10.1071/FP09019
2009 Bramley,H, Turner,N, Turner,D, Tyerman,S, 2009, Roles of Morphology, Anatomy, and Aquaporins in Determining Contrasting Hydraulic Behavior of Roots, Plant Physiology, 150, 1, 348-364 10.1104/pp.108.134098
2008 Tilbrook,J, Tyerman,S, 2008, Cell death in grape berries: varietal differences linked to xylem pressure and berry weight loss, Functional Plant Biology, 35, 3, 173-184 10.1071/FP07278
2008 Fitzpatrick,K, Tyerman,S, Kaiser,B, 2008, Molybdate transport through the plant sulfate transporter SHST1, FEBS Letters, 582, 10, 1508-1513 10.1016/j.febslet.2008.03.045
2008 Zhang,WH, Ryan,P, Sasaki,T, Yamamoto,Y, Sullivan,W, Tyerman,S, 2008, Characterization of the TaALMT1 protein as an Al³⁺-activated anion channel in transformed tobacco (Nicotiana Tabacum L.) cells, Plant and Cell Physiology, 49, 9, 1316-1330 10.1093/pcp/pcn107
2007 Bramley,H, Turner,D, Tyerman,S, Turner,N, 2007, Water flow in the roots of crop species: The influence of root structure, aquaporin activity, and waterlogging, Advances in Agronomy, 96, 133-196 10.1016/S0065-2113(07)96002-2
2007 Bramley,H, Turner,N, Turner,D, Tyerman,S, 2007, Comparison between gradient-dependent hydraulic conductivities of roots using the root pressure probe: the role of pressure propagations and implications for the relative roles of parallel radial pathways, Plant Cell and Environment, 30, 7, 861-874 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2007.01678.x
2007 Zhang,WH, Patrick,J, Tyerman,S, 2007, Actin filaments modulate hypoosmotic-responsive K+ efflux channels in specialised cells of developing bean seed coats, Functional Plant Biology, 34, 10, 874-884 10.1071/FP07138
2007 Zhang,WH, Zhou,Y, Dibley,K, Tyerman,S, Furbank,R, Patrick,J, 2007, Review: Nutrient loading of developing seeds, Functional Plant Biology, 34, 4, 314-331 10.1071/FP06271
2007 Shelden,M, Kaiser,B, Tyerman,S, 2007, Identification and characterisation of aquaporins in the grapevine, Vitis vinifera, PHOTOSYNTHESIS RESEARCH, 91, 2-3, 301-301
2007 Zhou,Y, Setz,N, Niemietz,C, Qu,H, Offler,C, Tyerman,S, Patrick,J, 2007, Aquaporins and unloading of phloem-imported water in coats of developing bean seeds, Plant Cell and Environment, 30, 12, 1566-1577 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2007.01732.x
2006 Alleva,K, Niemietz,C, Sutka,M, Maurel,C, Parisi,M, Tyerman,S, Amodeo,G, 2006, Plasma membrane of Beta vulgaris storage root shows high water channel activity regulated by cytoplasmic pH and a dual range of calcium concentrations, Journal of Experimental Botany, 57, 3, 609-621 10.1093/jxb/erj046
2006 Gilliham,M, Sullivan,W, Tester,M, Tyerman,S, 2006, Simultaneous flux and current measurement from single plant protoplasts reveals a strong link between K⁺ fluxes and current, but no link between Ca²⁺ fluxes and current, Plant Journal, 46, 1, 134-144 10.1111/j.1365-313X.2006.02676.x
2006 Holland,K, Tyerman,S, Mensforth,L, Walker,G, 2006, Tree water sources over shallow, saline groundwater in the lower River Murray, south-eastern Australia: implications for groundwater recharge mechanisms, Australian Journal of Botany, 54, 2, 193-205 10.1071/BT05019
2005 Vandeleur,R, Niemietz,C, Tilbrook,J, Tyerman,S, 2005, Roles of aquaporins in root responses to irrigation, Plant and Soil, 274, 1-2, 141-161 10.1007/s11104-004-8070-z
2005 Ford,C, Bastian,S, Bowyer,P, Grbin,P, Jiranek,V, Jones,G, Tyerman,S, 2005, Winemaking takes a turn for the better at the University of Adelaide, Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, 498, 86-86
2005 Obermeyer,G, Tyerman,S, 2005, NH4+ currents across the peribacteroid membrane of soybean. Macroscopic and microscopic properties, inhibition by Mg2+, and temperature dependence indicate a subpicoSiemens channel finely regulated by divalent cations, Plant Physiology, 139, 2, 1015-1029 10.1104/pp.105.066670
2005 Kaiser,B, Fitzpatrick,K, Brady,J, Phillips,T, Tyerman,S, 2005, The role of molybdenum in agricultural plant production, Annals of Botany, 96, 5, 745-754 10.1093/aob/mci226
2004 Zhang,WH, Walker,N, Patrick,J, Tyerman,S, 2004, Calcium-dependent K current in plasma membranes of dermal cells of developing bean cotyledons, Plant Cell and Environment, 27, 2, 251-262 10.1046/j.1365-3040.2004.01152.x
2004 Zhang,WH, Walker,N, Patrick,J, Tyerman,S, 2004, Pulsing Cl⁻ channels in coat cells of developing bean seeds linked to hypo-osmotic turgor regulation, Journal of Experimental Botany, 55, 399, 993-1001 10.1093/jxb/erh120
2004 Tyerman,S, Tilbrook,J, Pardo,C, Kotula,L, Sullivan,W, Steudle,E, 2004, Direct measurement of hydraulic properties in developing berries of Vitis vinifera L. cv Shiraz and Chardonnay, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 10, 3, 170-181 10.1111/j.1755-0238.2004.tb00020.x
2004 Zhang,WH, Ryan,P, Tyerman,S, 2004, Citrate-permeable channels in the plasma membrane of cluster roots from white lupin, Plant Physiology, 136, 3, 3771-3783 10.1104/pp.104.046201
2004 DeBolt,S, Hardie,J, Tyerman,S, Ford,C, 2004, Composition and synthesis of raphide crystals and druse crystals in berries of Vitis vinifera L. cv. Cabernet Sauvignon: Ascorbic acid as precursor for both oxalic and tartaric acids as revealed by radiolabelling studies, Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 10, 2, 135-142 10.1111/j.1755-0238.2004.tb00016.x
2003 Bramley,H, Hutson,J, Tyerman,S, 2003, Floodwater infiltration through root channels on a sodic clay floodplain and the influence on a local tree species Eucalyptus largiflorens, Plant and Soil, 253, 1, 275-286 10.1023/A:1024531325281
2002 Loveys,B, Tyerman,S, Loveys,B, 2002, Effect of different host plants on the growth of the root hemiparasite Santalum acuminatum (quandong), Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 41, 1, 97-102 10.1071/EA01093
2002 Tyerman,S, Niemietz,C, Bramley,H, 2002, Plant aquaporins: multifunctional water and solute channels with expanding roles, Plant Cell and Environment, 25, 2, 173-194 10.1046/j.0016-8025.2001.00791.x
2002 Zhang,WH, Skerrett,M, Walker,N, Patrick,J, Tyerman,S, 2002, Nonselective currents and channels in plasma membranes of protoplasts from coats of developing seeds of bean, Plant Physiology, 128, 2, 388-399 10.1104/pp.128.2.388
2002 Tyerman,S, 2002, Nonselective cation channels. Multiple functions and commonalities, Plant Physiology, 128, 2, 327-328 10.1104/pp.900021
2002 Roberts,D, Tyerman,S, 2002, Voltage-Dependent Cation Channels Permeable to NH₄⁺, K⁺, and Ca²⁺ in the Symbiosome Membrane of the Model Legume Lotus japonicus, Plant Physiology, 128, 2, 370-378 10.1104/pp.128.2.370
2002 Niemietz,C, Tyerman,S, 2002, New potent inhibitors of aquaporins: silver and gold compounds inhibit aquaporins of plant and human origin, FEBS Letters, 531, 3, 443-447 10.1016/S0014-5793(02)03581-0
2001 Tyerman,S, Beilby,M, Whittington,J, Juswono,U, Newman,I, Shabala,S, 2001, Oscillations in proton transport revealed from simultaneous measurements of net current and net proton fluxes from isolated root protoplasts: MIFE meets patch-clamp, Functional Plant Biology, 28, 7, 591-604 10.1071/PP01030
2001 Loveys,B, Tyerman,S, Loveys,B, 2001, Transfer of photosynthate and naturally occurring insecticidal compounds from host plants to the root hemiparasite Santalum acuminatum(Santalaceae), Australian Journal of Botany, 49, 1, 9-16 10.1071/BT99080
2001 Zhang,WH, Ryan,P, Tyerman,S, 2001, Malate-permeable channels and cation channels activated by aluminum in the apical cells of wheat roots, Plant Physiology, 125, 3, 1459-1472 10.1104/pp.125.3.1459
2001 Whitehead,L, Tyerman,S, Day,D, 2001, Polyamines as potential regulators of nutrient exchange across the peribacteroid membrane in soybean root nodules, Functional Plant Biology, 28, 7, 677-683 10.1071/PP01025
2001 Day,D, Poole,P, Tyerman,S, Rosendahl,L, 2001, Ammonia and amino acid transport across symbiotic membranes in nitrogen-fixing legume nodules, Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 58, 1, 61-71 10.1007/PL00000778
2001 Loveys,B, Loveys,B, Tyerman,S, 2001, Water relations and gas exchange of the root hemiparasite Santalum acuminatum(quandong), Australian Journal of Botany, 49, 4, 479-486 10.1071/BT00080
2001 Patrick,J, Zhang,W, Tyerman,S, Offler,C, Walker,N, 2001, Role of membrane transport in phloem translocation of assimilates and water, Functional Plant Biology, 28, 7, 695-707 10.1071/PP01023
2000 Niemietz,CM, Tyerman,SD, 2000, Channel-mediated permeation of ammonia gas through the peribacteroid membrane of soybean nodules, FEBS Letters, 465, 2-3, 110-114 10.1016/S0014-5793(99)01729-9
2000 Roberts,DM, Tyerman,SD, 2000, A voltage-activated cation selective channel permeable to NH4+ on the symbiosome membrane of the model legume Lotus japonicus., MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL, 11, 222A-222A
2000 Zhang,WH, Walker,NA, Tyerman,SD, Patrick,JW, 2000, Fast activation of a time-dependent outward current in protoplasts derived from coats of developing Phaseolus vulgaris seeds, Planta, 211, 6, 894-898 10.1007/s004250000391
2000 Zubrinich,TM, Loveys,B, Gallasch,S, Seekamp,JV, Tyerman,SD, 2000, Tolerance of salinized floodplain condition in a naturally occurring Eucalyptus hybrid related to lowered plant water potential, Tree Physiology, 20, 14, 953-963 10.1093/treephys/20.14.953
1999 Zhang,WH, Tyerman,SD, 1999, Inhibition of water channels by HgCl2 in intact wheat root cells, Plant Physiology, 120, 3, 849-857 10.1104/pp.120.3.849
1999 Slavich,PG, Smith,KS, Tyerman,SD, Walker,GR, 1999, Water use of grazed salt bush plantations with saline watertable, Agricultural Water Management, 39, 2-3, 169-185 10.1016/S0378-3774(98)00077-8
1998 Tyerman,SD, Skerrett,IM, 1998, Root ion channels and salinity, Scientia Horticulturae, 78, 1-4, 175-235 10.1016/S0304-4238(98)00194-0
1998 Whitehead,LF, Day,DA, Tyerman,SD, 1998, Divalent cation gating of an ammonium permeable channel in the symbiotic membrane from soybean nodules, Plant Journal, 16, 3, 313-324 10.1046/j.1365-313X.1998.00298.x
1998 Kaiser,BN, Finnegan,PM, Tyerman,SD, Whitehead,LF, Bergersen,FJ, Day,DA, Udvardi,MK, 1998, Characterization of an ammonium transport protein from the peribacteroid membrane of soybean nodules, Science, 281, 5380, 1202-1206 10.1126/science.281.5380.1202
1998 Akeroyd,MD, Tyerman,SD, Walker,GR, Jolly,ID, 1998, Impact of flooding on the water use of semi-arid riparian eucalypts, Journal of Hydrology, 206, 1-2, 104-117 10.1016/S0022-1694(98)00092-4
1997 Niemietz,CM, Tyerman,SD, 1997, Characterization of water channels in wheat root membrane vesicles, Plant Physiology, 115, 2, 561-567 10.1104/pp.115.2.561
1997 Zhang,WH, Walker,NA, Tyerman,SD, Patrick,JW, 1997, Mechanisms of solute efflux from seed coats: Whole-cell K+ currents in transfer cell protoplasts derived from coats of developing seeds of Vicia faba L., Journal of Experimental Botany, 48, 313, 1565-1572 10.1093/jexbot/48.313.1565
1997 Ryan,PR, Skerrett,M, Findlay,GP, Delhaize,E, Tyerman,SD, 1997, Aluminum activates an anion channel in the apical cells of wheat roots, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 94, 12, 6547-6552 10.1073/pnas.94.12.6547
1997 Zhang,WH, Tyerman,SD, 1997, Effect of low oxygen concentration on the electrical properties of cortical cells of wheat roots, Journal of Plant Physiology, 150, 5, 567-572 10.1016/S0176-1617(97)80320-3
1997 Schütz,K, Tyerman,SD, 1997, Water channels in Chara corallina, Journal of Experimental Botany, 48, 313, 1511-1518 10.1093/jxb/48.8.1511
1997 Kaiser,BN, Day,DA, Finnegan,PM, Tyerman,SD, Whitehead,LF, Udvardi,MK, 1997, Identification of a novel NH4+ transporter from soybean root nodules, PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 114, 3, 114-114
1996 Garril,A, Tyerman,SD, Findlay,GP, Ryan,PR, 1996, Effects of NPPB and niflumic acid on outward K+ and Cl- currents across the plasma membrane of wheat root protoplasts, Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 23, 4, 527-534
1995 Tyerman,SD, Whitehead,LF, Day,DA, 1995, A channel-like transporter for NH4+ on the symbiotic interface of N2-fixing plants, Nature, 378, 6557, 629-632 10.1038/378629a0
1995 FRANKS,PJ, COWAN,IR, TYERMAN,SD, CLEARY,AL, LLOYD,J, FARQUHAR,GD, 1995, Guard cell pressure/aperture characteristics measured with the pressure probe, Plant, Cell & Environment, 18, 7, 795-800 10.1111/j.1365-3040.1995.tb00583.x
1994 Findlay,GP, Tyerman,SD, Garrill,A, Skerrett,M, 1994, Pump and K+ inward rectifiers in the plasmalemma of wheat root protoplasts, The Journal of Membrane Biology, 139, 2, 103-116 10.1007/BF00232429
1994 Mensforth,LJ, Thorburn,PJ, Tyerman,SD, Walker,GR, 1994, Sources of water used by riparian Eucalyptus camaldulensis overlying highly saline groundwater, Oecologia, 100, 1-2, 21-28 10.1007/BF00317126
1994 Skerrett,M, Tyerman,SD, 1994, A channel that allows inwardly directed fluxes of anions in protoplasts derived from wheat roots, Planta, 192, 3, 295-305 10.1007/BF00198563
1994 Garrill,A, Tyerman,SD, Findlay,GP, 1994, Ion channels in the plasma membrane of protoplasts from the halophytic angiosperm Zostera muelleri, The Journal of Membrane Biology, 142, 3, 381-393 10.1007/BF00233443
1992 Tyerman,SD, Terry,BR, Findlay,GP, 1992, Multiple conductances in the large K+ channel from Chara corallina shown by a transient analysis method, Biophysical Journal, 61, 3, 736-749 10.1016/S0006-3495(92)81878-7
1992 Tyerman,SD, Schachtman,DP, 1992, The role of ion channels in plant nutrition and prospects for their genetic manipulation, Plant and Soil, 146, 1-2, 137-144 10.1007/BF00012006
1992 Tyerman,SD, 1992, Anion channels in plants, Annual Review of Plant Physiology and Plant Molecular Biology, 43, 1, 351-373 10.1146/annurev.pp.43.060192.002031
1992 Terry,BR, Findlay,GP, Tyerman,SD, 1992, Direct effects of Ca2+-channel blockers on plasma membrane cation channels of Amaranthus tricolor protoplasts, Journal of Experimental Botany, 43, 11, 1457-1473 10.1093/jxb/43.11.1457
1991 Terry,BR, Tyerman,SD, Findlay,GP, 1991, Ion channels in the plasma membrane of Amaranthus protoplasts: One cation and one anion channel dominate the conductance, The Journal of Membrane Biology, 121, 3, 223-236 10.1007/BF01951556
1991 Schachtman,DP, Tyerman,SD, Terry,BR, 1991, The K+/Na+ selectivity of a cation channel in the plasma membrane of root cells does not differ in salt-tolerant and salt-sensitive wheat species, Plant Physiology, 97, 2, 598-605 10.1104/pp.97.2.598
1989 Tyerman,SD, Findlay,GP, 1989, Current-voltage curves of single CI- channels which coexist with two types of K+ channel in the tonoplast of Chara corallina, Journal of Experimental Botany, 40, 1, 105-117 10.1093/jxb/40.1.105
1986 Tyerman,SD, Findlay,GP, Paterson,GJ, 1986, Inward membrane current in Chara inflata: I. A voltage- and time-dependent Cl- component, The Journal of Membrane Biology, 89, 2, 139-152 10.1007/BF01869710
1986 Tyerman,SD, Findlay,GP, Paterson,GJ, 1986, Inward membrane current in Chara inflata: II. Effects of pH, Cl--channel blockers and NH4+, and significance for the hyperpolarized state, The Journal of Membrane Biology, 89, 2, 153-161 10.1007/BF01869711
1984 Tyerman,SD, Hatcher,AI, West,RJ, Larkum,AWD, 1984, Posidonia australis growing in altered salinities: leaf growth, regulation of turgor and the development of osmotic gradients., Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 11, 1-2, 35-47
1984 Brinckmann,E, Tyerman,SD, Steudle,E, Schulze,ED, 1984, The effect of different growing conditions on water relations parameters of leaf epidermal cells of Tradescantia virginiana L., Oecologia, 62, 1, 110-117 10.1007/BF00377383
1984 Allaway,WG, Pitman,MG, Storey,R, Tyerman,S, Ashford,AE, 1984, Water relations of coral cay vegetation on the great barrier reef: Water potentials and osmotic content, Australian Journal of Botany, 32, 5, 449-464 10.1071/BT9840449
1983 Steudle,E, Tyerman,SD, 1983, Determination of permeability coefficients, reflection coefficients, and hydraulic conductivity of Chara corallina using the pressure probe: Effects of solute concentrations, The Journal of Membrane Biology, 75, 1, 85-96 10.1007/BF01870802
1981 ALLAWAY,WG, PITMAN,MG, STOREY,R, TYERMAN,S, 1981, Relationships between sap flow and water potential in woody or perennial plants on islands of the Great Barrier Reef, Plant, Cell & Environment, 4, 4, 329-337 10.1111/1365-3040.ep11604561


Date Citation
2011 Iland,P, Dry,P, Proffitt,T, Tyerman,SD, 2011, The grapevine: from the science to the practice of growing vines for wine, Patrick Iland Wine Promotions, Adelaide, South Australia, 1-320

Book Chapters

Date Citation
2017 Luang,S, Hrmova,M, 2017, Structural basis of the permeation function of plant aquaporins, Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, Lon, pp. 1-28 10.1007/978-3-319-49395-4_1
2012 Tyerman,SD, Chaves,MM, Barrieu,F, 2012, Water relations of the grape berry and aquaporins, Bentham Science, pp. 3-22 10.2174/978160805360511201010003
2011 Webb,L, Clingeleffer,P, Tyerman,S, 2011, The Genetic Envelope of Winegrape vines: Potential for Adaptation to Future Climate Challenges, Wiley, United Kingdom, pp. 464-481 10.1002/9780470960929.ch32
2010 Bramley,H, Tyerman,S, 2010, Root water transport under waterlogged conditions and the roles of aquaporins, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 151-180 10.1007/978-3-642-10305-6_8
2009 Tyerman,S, Vandeleur,R, Shelden,M, Tilbrook,J, Mayo,G, Gilliham,M, Kaiser,B, 2009, Water transport and aquaporins in grapevines, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherland, pp. 73-103 10.1007/978-90-481-2305-6_4

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2016 Edwards,EJ, Pearce,A, Lawlor,AF, Pech,J, McCarthy,MG, Tyerman,SD, 2016, The effects of sustained deficit irrigation and rewatering on root production and turnover in warm climate viticulture, 1st International Symposium on Grapevine Roots, Rauscedo, ITALY 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1136.13
2009 Conn,S, Gilliham,M, Tyerman,S, Kaiser,B, Leigh,R, 2009, Calcium compartmentation in arabidopsis mesophyll cells, a mechanism to regulate apoplastic calcium, photosynthetic rates and growth, involves low-affinity, high-capacity Ca2+/H+ antiporters, International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, California
2006 Tilbrook,J, Tyerman,S, 2006, Water, sugar and acid: how and where they come and go during berry ripening, ASVO Seminar : Finishing the job : optimal ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, Mildura, VIC
2000 Holland,KL, Telfer,AJ, Walker,GR, Tyerman,SD, Mensforth,LJ, 2000, Salinity and floodplain tree health in the lower River Murray, Australia, XXXth International-Association-of-Hydrogeolgists Congress on Groundwater: Past Achievements and Future Challenges, CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
1999 Tyerman,SD, Bohnert,HJ, Maurel,C, Steudle,E, Smith,JAC, 1999, Plant aquaporins: Their molecular biology, biophysics and significance for plant water relations, 11th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology, UNIV CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND 10.1093/jexbot/50.suppl_1.1055
1997 Tyerman,SD, Skerrett,M, Garrill,A, Findlay,GP, Leigh,RA, 1997, Pathways for the permeation of Na+ and Cl- into protoplasts derived from the cortex of wheat roots, Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Experimental-Biology, UNIV LANCASTER, LANCASTER, ENGLAND 10.1093/jxb/48.Special_Issue.459
1995 Whitehead,LF, Tyerman,SD, Salom,CL, Day,DA, 1995, Transport of fixed nitrogen across symbiotic membranes of legume nodules, 10th International Congress on Nitrogen Fixation, ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

Conference Items

Date Citation
2016 Bose,J, Percey,W, Tyerman,S, Shabala,S, 2016, Potassium homeostasis regulation inside the chloroplasts confers salt tolerance in plants, 17th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology (IWPMB 2016), Annapolis, Maryland, USA
2016 Byrt,CS, Zhao,M, Kourghi,M, Bose,J, Henderson,SW, Qui,J, Gilliham,M, Ramesh,S, Yool,A, Tyerman,S et al, 2016, Charging up water transport with plant aquaporins permeable to ions, Combio2016, Brisbane, Australia


Date Citation
2015 Shaw,RE; 2015; Plant waterlogging: causes, responses, adaptations and crop models

Chief Investigator and Uinversity of Adeladie Node Leader, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology  2014-2020

Chief Investigator, ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production: responding to climate, water, market and economic challenges.

Chief Investigator, ARC Linkage Grant, Transport systems that underpin nitrogen efficient maize.

Chief Investigator, Wine Australia Grant, Optimising vine balance in Australian vineyards: developing a toolbox for industry to ensure best practice, sustainability and profitability.

Chief Investigator, Collaboration Pathways Program, SA Premier’s Research and Industry fund.


Various Viticulture and Plant Physiology courses.

Currently primary supervisor for 6 PhD students.


Date Role Membership Country
1978 Australian Society of Plant Scientists Australia

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2013 - 2017 Associate Editor Plant Cell and Environment
2012 - 2017 Associate Editor Functional Plant Biology Australia
8313 0431
Plant Research Centre
Room Number
2 24
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine