Thomas Lines

Dr Thomas Lines

Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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

As a researcher, with a background in chemical engineering and biotechnology, I get excited about all applications of science.

I completed my PhD at Monash University, where I investigated the impact of high CO2 concentrations on algal growth and photosynthesis.

After my PhD I was part of a group exploring physiological changes that occurred in the groundbreaking, long-term experimental evolution project, started by Richard Lenski 30 years ago!

I currently work as a research fellow at The University of Adelaide, exploring how cultivating plants under grapevines might be used to improve yield and soil quality. We're developing a better way of managing vineyards that reduces herbicide use, while improving profitability.

Into the future I hope to continue developing sustainable agricultural practices, with the goal of having large, real world impacts.

Wine Australia's Incubator Initiative 2019 - Under vine weed control in the limestone coast.

Foundations in Plant Science (FIPS) guest lecturer of the 2020 - Covid edition series on plant nutrient uptake and usage.

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor Sustaining viticulture: How under-vine (sp. Vitis vinifera) cover crops affect arbuscular mycorrhizal associations, soil organic carbon composition and soil carbon stocks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joseph Nicholas John Marks
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Viticulture and soil ecology The University of Adelaide Honours Full Time Benjamin Hayward
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2021 - 2021 Temperature effects of cover crops in vineyards The University of Adelaide FIPS 2021 students
    2020 - 2021 Foundations in Plant Science The University of Adelaide Hien Minh Vu, Zachary Rogers, Jonathan Ward, Michael Lyons, Elka Parsons
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2020 - ongoing Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council Research Scientific research Australia
  • Position: Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 83138356
  • Email:
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Taylor (CSIRO), floor 3
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine - WT

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