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.

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

Horticulture, Oenology and Viticulture, Wine Chemistry and Wine Sensory Science

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Grigg, D., Methven, D., De Bei, R., Rodriguez Lopez, C. M., Dry, P. & Collins, C. (2017). Vine age effects on vine performance of Shiraz in the Barossa Valley, Australia. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, -.
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, -.
10.3389/fpls.2017.01065
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, -.
10.1101/127977
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.
10.1111/ajgw.12255
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.
10.1111/ajgw.12191
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.
10.5344/ajev.2015.15004
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, -.
10.3390/s16040585
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.
10.1007/s13592-015-0419-1
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.
10.1111/ajgw.12248
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.
10.1111/ajgw.12237
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.
10.1111/ajgw.12157
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.
10.5344/ajev.2014.14086
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.
10.3390/su7078178
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.
10.5344/ajev.2013.13088
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.
10.1177/1558689814534919
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.
10.3390/su6042031
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.
10.5344/ajev.2014.13121
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.
10.5344/ajev.2014.13127
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.
10.5344/ajev.2013.13069
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.
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.
10.1111/ajgw.12041
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.
10.1111/ajgw.12032
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.
10.1111/j.1755-0238.2012.00203.x
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.
10.5344/ajev.2012.11012
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.
10.1016/j.foodqual.2010.02.002
2010 Lohitnavy, N., Bastian, S. & Collins, C. (2010). Early leaf removal increases flower abscission in Vitis vinifera 'Semillon'. Vitis, 49, 2, 51-53.
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.
10.1111/j.1755-0238.2009.00085.x
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.
10.1016/j.foodqual.2010.05.015
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.
10.1111/j.1755-0238.2009.00063.x
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., 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.
2006 Collins, C. & Dry, P. (2006). Manipulating fruitset in grapevines. Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, 509a, Technical Issue, 38-40.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
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.
10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1127.55
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.
10.17660/ActaHortic.2014.1055.20
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.

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
Room Number
1 202
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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