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.
Cassandra's current research specialization is grapevine reproduction, organic and biodynamic vineyard management, and new technologies for assessing vine performance.
|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)|
|2018||Grigg, D., Methven, D., de Bei, R., Rodríguez López, C., Dry, P. & Collins, C. (2018). Effect of vine age on vine performance of Shiraz in the Barossa Valley, Australia. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 24, 1, 75-87.
|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.
|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, -.
|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, -.
|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, -.
|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.
|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, -.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|2014||Kidman, C. M., Mantilla, S. O., Dry, P. R., Mccarthy, M. G. & 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.
|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.
|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.|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|2010||Lohitnavy, N., Bastian, S. & Collins, C. (2010). Early leaf removal increases flower abscission in Vitis vinifera 'Semillon'. Vitis, 49, 2, 51-53.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|
|2016||Delaporte, K., Collins, C., Wirthensohn, M. & Rigden, J. (2016). Gaining a better understanding of ornamental eucalypts. 29th International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture - Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC) / International Symposium on Plant Breeding in Horticulture. N. Onus & A. Currie (Eds.) Brisbane, AUSTRALIA.
|2014||Delaporte, K., Wirthensohn, M. & Collins, C. (2014). Ornamental eucalyptus - Something for everyone. Meeting of the International-Plant-Propagators-Society. C. Heuser (Ed.) Bellefonte, PA.
|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?. 7th International Workshop on Sap Flow. E. Fernandez & A. DiazEspejo (Eds.) Sevilla, SPAIN.|
|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;|
|Date||Role||Board name||Institution name||Country|
|2010 - ongoing||Member||Vine Health Australia||Australia|