Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
My research is focused on vineyard floor management systems. I am particularly interested in the potential to utilise different plant species in the vineyard to improve soil functionality and water conservation. The strategies involved in determining site-specific vineyard floor management strategies, particularly in challenging natural environments, is also a main research focus of mine. Engaging with industry experts and growers to understand their challenges, motivations and experiences in the area of vineyard floor management is something I am very passionate about incorporating in my research.
Year Citation 2023 Kesser, M. M., Cavagnaro, T. R., De Bei, R., & Collins, C. (2023). Vineyard floor management intensity impacts soil health indicators and plant diversity across South Australian viticultural landscapes. Oeno One, 57(2), 139-158.
2023 Kesser, M. M., Joubert, W., Cavagnaro, T. R., De Bei, R., & Collins, C. (2023). Long-term under-vine coverage by spontaneous vegetation changed plant community and soil dynamics without impacting yield at two South Australian vineyards. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 356, 1-17.
2021 Pulido‐Moncada, M., Labouriau, R., Kesser, M., Zanini, P. P. G., Guimarães, R. M. L., & Munkholm, L. J. (2021). Anisotropy of subsoil pore characteristics and hydraulic conductivity as affected by compaction and cover crop treatments. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 85(1), 28-39.
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