Associate Lecturer in Viticulture
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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.
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)
Year Citation 2015 Santiago-Brown, I., Metcalfe, A., Jerram, C., & Collins, C. (2015). Transnational comparison of sustainability assessment programs for viticulture and a case-study on programs’ engagement processes. In C. Gerling (Ed.), Environmentally Sustainable Viticulture: Practices and Practicality (pp. 61-104).
Year Citation 2019 Wohlfahrt, Y., Collins, C., & Stoll, M. (2019). Grapevine bud fertility under conditions of elevated carbon dioxide. In Oeno One Vol. 53 (pp. 277-288). online: International Viticulture and Enology Society - IVES.
2019 Copper, A., Johnson, T., Danner, L., Bastian, S., & Collins, C. (2019). Preliminary sensory and chemical profiling of Cypriot wines made from indigenous grape varieties Xynisteri, Maratheftiko and Giannoudhi and acceptability to Australian consumers. In OENO One Vol. 53 (pp. 229-248). online: International Viticulture & Enology Society (IVES).
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: ISHS.
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.
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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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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 2019 Principal Supervisor Developing and Assessing Different Cordon Establishment Techniques for Long Term Vineyard Management Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Patrick Vaughan O'Brien 2019 Principal Supervisor Vineyard Floor Management Systems to Improve Soil Health and Wine Quality Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Merek Marie Kesser 2019 Principal Supervisor Sustainable use of vineyard pruning biomass as a form of bio-energy. An investigation in to the harvest, storage and combustion of biomass and the potential impact on vineyard soil health. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Benjamin Pike 2018 Co-Supervisor Molecular Genetic Control on Grapevine Bud Fruitfulness Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xiaoyi Wang 2017 Principal Supervisor Vineyard canopy management using digital imagery analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jingyun Ouyang 2017 Principal Supervisor The Influence of Magnesium and Manganese Nutrition on Shiraz Grape and Wine Phenolics 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
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 2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Influence of canopy management on grapevine reproductive performance Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Miss Xiaoyi Wang 2013 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Investigating factors that affect grapevine fruit set during abiotic stress Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Dr Satwinder Kaur 2013 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Assessment of Vineyard Performance to Predict Winegrape Quality Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mr James Douglas Hook 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
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