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Associate Professor Cassandra Collins

Cassandra Collins
Associate Lecturer in Viticulture
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

Cassandra is an Associate Professor in Viticulture.

After completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and a PhD in Horticulture, she gained experience in the wine industry as a cellarhand, an assistant winemaker and a viticulturist. However, a love of plants and a passion for research and teaching led to a role as a research fellow with the South Australian Research and Development Institute and the University of Adelaide, and then to her current role as a lecturer.

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Associate Professor Cassandra Collins

Cassandra is an Associate Professor in Viticulture.

After completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science and a PhD in Horticulture, she gained experience in the wine industry as a cellarhand, an assistant winemaker and a viticulturist. However, a love of plants and a passion for research and teaching led to a role as a research fellow with the South Australian Research and Development Institute and the University of Adelaide, and then to her current role as a lecturer.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Cassandra's current research specialization is grapevine reproduction, organic and biodynamic vineyard management, and new technologies for assessing vine performance.

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2010 University of Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate in Higher Education
2003 University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D. in Horticulture
1998 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Oenology and Viticulture (Hons)

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Olarte Mantilla, S., Collins, C., Patrick, G., Kidman, C., Ristic, R., Boss, P., . . . Bastian, S. (2018). Shiraz (Vitis vinifera L.) berry and wine sensory profiles and composition are modulated by rootstocks. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 69(1), 32-44.
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2018 Triska, M. D., Powell, K. S., Collins, C., Pearce, I., & Renton, M. (2018). Accounting for spatially heterogeneous conditions in local-scale surveillance strategies: case study of the biosecurity insect pest, grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae (Fitch)).. Pest management science.
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2018 Grigg, D., Methven, D., De Bei, R., Rodriguez Lopez, C., Dry, P., & Collins, C. (2018). Vine age effects on vine performance of Shiraz in the Barossa Valley, Australia. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 24(1), 75-87.
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2017 Xie, H., Konate, M., Sai, N., Gebremicael Tesfamicael, K., Cavagnaro, T., Gilliham, M., . . . Rodriguez Lopez, C. M. (2017). Environmental Conditions And Agronomic Practices Induce Consistent Global Changes In DNA Methylation Patterns In Grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv Shiraz). BioRxiv.
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2017 Fabres, P., Collins, C., Cavagnaro, T., & López, C. (2017). A concise review on multi-omics data integration for terroir analysis in vitis vinifera. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 8 pages.
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2017 Xie, H., Konate, M., Sai, N., Tesfamicael, K., Cavagnaro, T., Gilliham, M., . . . Lopez, C. (2017). Global DNA methylation patterns can play a role in defining terroir in grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv. Shiraz). Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 1860-1-1860-16.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2017 Caravia, L., Pagay, V., Collins, C., & Tyerman, S. (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.
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2016 Baby, T., Gilliham, M., Tyerman, S., & 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.
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2016 Baby, T., Collins, C., Tyerman, S., & 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.
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2016 De Bei, R., Fuentes, S., Gilliham, M., Tyerman, S., Edwards, E., Bianchini, N., . . . Collins, C. (2016). Viticanopy: A free computer app to estimate canopy vigor and porosity for grapevine. Sensors (Switzerland), 16(4), 17 pages.
DOI Scopus11 WoS9 Europe PMC3
2016 Hogendoorn, K., Anantanawat, K., & Collins, C. (2016). Cap removal by honey bees leads to higher pollen rewards from grapevine flowers. Apidologie, 47(5), 671-678.
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2016 Caravia, L., Collins, C., Petrie, P., & Tyerman, S. (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.
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2016 Giblot-Ducray, D., Correll, R., Collins, C., Nankivell, A., Downs, A., Pearce, I., . . . Ophel-Keller, K. (2016). Detection of grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae Fitch) by real-time quantitative PCR: development of a soil sampling protocol. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22(3), 469-477.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2015 Mantilla, S., Collins, C., Iland, P., Kidman, C., Ristic, R., Hasted, A., . . . Bastian, S. (2015). Relationships between grape and wine sensory attributes and compositional measures of cv. Shiraz. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 66(2), 177-186.
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2015 Caravia, L., Collins, C., & Tyerman, S. (2015). Electrical impedance of Shiraz berries correlates with decreasing cell vitality during ripening. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 21(3), 430-438.
DOI Scopus8 WoS7
2015 Santiago-Brown, I., Metcalfe, A., Jerram, C., & Collins, C. (2015). Sustainability assessment in wine-grape growing in the New World: economic, environmental, and social indicators for agricultural businesses. Sustainability, 7(7), 8178-8204.
DOI Scopus7 WoS6
2014 Santiago-Brown, I., Jerram, C., Metcalfe, A., & Collins, C. (2014). What does sustainability mean? Knowledge gleaned from applying mixed methods research to wine grape growing. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, Online(3), 1-20.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2014 de Loryn, L., Petrie, P., Hasted, A., Johnson, T., Collins, C., & Bastian, S. (2014). Evaluation of sensory thresholds and perception of sodium chloride in grape juice and wine. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 65(1), 124-133.
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2014 Kidman, C., Mantilla, S., Dry, P., Mccarthy, M., & Collins, C. (2014). Effect of water stress on the reproductive performance of Shiraz (Vitis vinifera L.) grafted to rootstocks. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 65(1), 96-108.
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2014 Baby, T., Hocking, B., Tyerman, S., Gilliham, M., & Collins, C. (2014). Modified method for producing grapevine plants in controlled environments. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 65(2), 261-267.
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2014 Collins, C., Gao, H., & Wilkinson, K. (2014). An observational study into the recovery of grapevines (Vitis vinifera L.) following a bushfire. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 65(3), 285-292.
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2014 Kidman, C. M., Dry, P. R., McCarthy, M. G., & Collins, C. (2014). Effect of rootstock on nutrition, pollination and fertilisation in 'Shiraz' (Vitis vinifera L.). Vitis - Journal of Grapevine Research, 53(3), 139-145.
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2014 Santiago-Brown, I., Metcalfe, A., Jerram, C., & Collins, C. (2014). Transnational comparison of sustainability assessment programs for viticulture and a case-study on programs' engagement processes. Sustainability, 6(4), 2031-2066.
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2013 Olarte Mantilla, S., Collins, C., Iland, P., Kidman, C., Jordans, C., & Bastian, S. (2013). Comparison of sensory attributes of fresh and frozen wine grape berries using Berry Sensory Assessment. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 19(3), 349-357.
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2013 Kidman, C., Dry, P., Mc Carthy, M., & Collins, C. (2013). Reproductive performance of cabernet sauvignon and merlot (Vitis Vinifera L.) Is Affected When Grafted To Rootstocks. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 19(3), 409-421.
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2012 Olarte Mantilla, S., Collins, C., Iland, P., Johnson, T., & Bastian, S. (2012). Review: Berry sensory assessment: concepts and practices for assessing winegrapes' sensory attributes. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 18(3), 245-255.
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2012 Kidman, C., Favero, A., Dry, P., Mccarthy, M., & Collins, C. (2012). Rootstock Effects on Primary Bud Necrosis, Bud Fertility, and Carbohydrate Storage in Shiraz. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 63(2), 277-283.
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2010 Dry, P., Longbottom, M., McLoughlin, S., Johnson, T., & Collins, C. (2010). Classification of reproductive performance of ten winegrape varieties. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 16(Suppl 1), 47-55.
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2010 Lohitnavy, N., Bastian, S., & Collins, C. (2010). Berry sensory attributes correlate with compositional changes under different viticultural management of Semillon (Vitis vinifera L.). Food Quality and Preference, 21(7 Sp Iss), 711-719.
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2010 Lohitnavy, N., Bastian, S., & Collins, C. (2010). Early leaf removal increases flower abscission in Vitis vinifera 'Semillon'. Vitis, 49(2), 51-53.
Scopus8 WoS9
2010 Bastian, S., Collins, C., & Johnson, T. (2010). Understanding consumer preferences for Shiraz wine and Cheddar cheese pairings. Food Quality and Preference, 21(7 Sp Iss), 668-678.
DOI Scopus33 WoS27
2009 Collins, C., & Dry, P. (2009). Response of fruitset and other yield components to shoot topping and 2-chlorethyltrimethyl-ammonium chloride application. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 15(3), 256-267.
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2008 Collins, C., & Rawnsley, B. (2008). Effect of gibberellic acid and paclobutrazol on the incidence of primary bud necrosis in cv. Shiraz (Vitis vinifera L.). American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 59(1), 83-87.
Scopus5 WoS4
2006 Collins, C., & Dry, P. (2006). Manipulating fruitset in grapevines. Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, 509a(Technical Issue), 38-40.
2006 Collins, C., Coles, R., Conran, J., & Rawnsley, B. (2006). The progression of primary bud necrosis in the grapevine cv. Shiraz (Vitis vinifera L.): A histological analysis. Vitis, 45(2), 57-62.
Scopus4 WoS4

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2016 Delaporte, K., Collins, C., Wirthensohn, M., & Rigden, J. (2016). Gaining a better understanding of ornamental eucalypts. In N. Onus, & A. Currie (Eds.), Acta Horticulturae Vol. 1127 (pp. 353-359). Brisbane, AUSTRALIA: INT SOC HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE.
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2014 Delaporte, K., Wirthensohn, M., & Collins, C. (2014). Ornamental eucalyptus - Something for everyone. In C. Heuser (Ed.), Acta Horticulturae Vol. 1055 (pp. 91-94). Bellefonte, PA: INT SOC HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2009 Fuentes, S., Collins, C., Rogers, G., Acevedo, C., & Conroy, J. (2009). Nocturnal heat-pulse sap flow as a sensitive system to assess drought effects on grapevines: An irrigation scheduling application?. In E. Fernandez, & A. DiazEspejo (Eds.), Acta Horticulturae Vol. 846 (pp. 167-176). Sevilla, SPAIN: INT SOC HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE.
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Software

Year Citation
2017 Sai, N., Rodriguez Lopez, C. M., Bogias, K., Pederson, S., Burgess, A., Breen, J., . . . David, R. (2017). Bioinformatic pipeline to detect di-cistronic RNA transcripts from RNA-sequencing data [Computer Software].

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2017 Principal Supervisor Vineyard canopy management using digital imagery analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jingyun Ouyang
2017 Principal Supervisor The Role of Soil mineral elements in flavour and aroma of shiraz as an expression of terroir Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr Anthony James Hoare
2017 Principal Supervisor Sustainability of Indigenous Cypriot Grape Varieties to Australian Viticulture and Oenology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alexander Willem Copper
2016 Principal Supervisor Influence of Canopy Management on Grapevine Reproductive Performance Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Xiaoyi Wang
2016 Principal Supervisor Decoding The Unique Terror of Australian Wines Using Multi-Omics Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Pastor Jullian Fabres
2013 Principal Supervisor Assessment of Vineyard Quality to Predict Wine Quality Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr James Douglas Hook

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2016 - 2017 Principal Supervisor An Investigation into the Effect of Grapevine Age on Vine Performance, Grape and Wine Composition, Sensory Evaluation and Epigenetic Characterisation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Dylan Grigg
2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Investigating factors that affect grapevine fruit set during abiotic stress Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Dr Satwinder Kaur
2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Heat Wave Mitigation Strategies for Wine Grape Production and Measures of the Impact of Heat on Berry Ripening and Wine Composition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Luciano Ricardo Caravia Bayer
2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Sustainability assessment in wine grape growing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Irina Santiago-Brown
2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Grapevine Reproductive Performance: The Role of Amines, and the Effect of Salt and Silicon Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Tintu Baby
2010 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Relationships between Berry Sensory Assessment and Wine Quality in Vitis vinifera L.Shiraz Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Miss Sandra Milena Olarte Mantilla
2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor The effect of rootstock and water stress on the reproductive performance of Vitis vinifera L. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Catherine Mary Kidman
2009 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Effect of Organic, Biodynamic and Conventional Vineyard Management Inputs on Grapevine Growth and Susceptibility to Powdery Mildew and Botrytis Bunch Rot Master of Agricultural Science Master Part Time Mr Benjamin Pike

Board Memberships

Date Role Board name Institution name Country
2010 - ongoing Member Vine Health Australia Australia
Position
Associate Lecturer in Viticulture
Phone
83136813
Fax
8313 0431
Campus
Waite
Building
Plant Research Centre, floor 1
Room Number
1 202
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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