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Researcher: Kerslake, FL (Dr Fiona Kerslake)

Fields of Research

Oenology and Viticulture
Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Horticultural Production
Food Processing
Farming Systems Research
Wine Chemistry and Wine Sensory Science
Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
Agricultural Land Planning
Agro-ecosystem Function and Prediction
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Entrepreneurship

Research Objectives

Wine Grapes
Table Grapes
Horticultural Crops
Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Wheat
Beverages (excl. Fruit Juices)

Career Best Publications

Bunch exposure effects on the quality of pinot noir and chardonnay fruit and base wines for cool climate sparkiling wine production; 18th Symposium of the Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for Cooperation (GiESCO 2013)
Characterization of macromolecular complexes in red wine: composition, molecular mass distribution and particle size; Food Chemistry
Pinot noir yield prediction in a variable cool climate; 19th International Symposium of the Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for Cooperation
Viticulture for sparkling wine production: a review; American Journal of Enology and Viticulture

Research Publications

Adapting Pinot Noir vineyard management to fit the season; 14th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
An objective measure of sparkling wine quality?; The 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC)
Apple variety and maturity profiling of base ciders using UV spectroscopy; Food Chemistry
Are desserts seconds ripe for cider?; 2016 National Horticulture Convention
Brief overview of the effect of management techniques on the grape quality of Pinot Noir
Bunch exposure effects on the quality of pinot noir and chardonnay fruit and base wines for cool climate sparkiling wine production; 18th Symposium of the Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for Cooperation (GiESCO 2013)
Canopy management for sparkling grape production
Characterization of macromolecular complexes in red wine: composition, molecular mass distribution and particle size; Food Chemistry
Common practice for high quality sparkling wine production is to separate press fractions as used in méthode champenoise
Comparing cane and spur pruning for premium sparkling wine production in Tasmania; Crush 2011
Decision making for premium sparkling wine production in Tasmania; 8th International Cool Climate Symposium
Differentiating sparkling press fractions objectively; Crush 2012
Does cluster thinning improve Pinot Noir quality or just thin your profit?; The 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC)
Does removing leaves improve sparkling base wine composition or does it just make us feel better?; The 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC)
Early-season nitrogen use to manipulate yield and wine phenolics; 16th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
Effect of node number on Pinot Noir in the 2006 vintage
Effect of vineyard management practices, such as winter pruning, cluster thinning, leaf removal and shoot trimming, on cool climate Pinot Noir Wines; 7th Internatinoal Cool Climate Symposium
General observations about completing a viticultural PhD in Tasmania
General observations about completing a viticultural PhD in Tasmania and specific observations about the yield and quality relationship of Pinot Noir in Northern Tasmania
GWRDC Travel - Attendance at ICCCS - Seattle
Influence of vineyard management on sparkling wine quality: Oral Presentation at the Workshop Can we produce better Pinot Noir and sparkling wine?; 8th International Cool Climate Symposium
Informed pruning: working with the facts from the beginning; TIAR-WIT Bud Dissection Workshop
Initial results from trials investigating vineyard management effects on the grape quality of Pinot Noir
Initial trial setup and background investigating vineyard management effects on the wine quality of Pinot Noir
Micro-vinification and results obtained to date on the effect of management techniques on the wine quality of Pinot Noir¿
Optimising yields in the vineyard for sparkling wine production; WineSkills Masterclass
Overview and initial results of the effect of vineyard management techniques on the grape quality of Pinot Noir
PhD overview investigating the effect of vineyard management techniques on the wine quality of Pinot Noir
Pinot noir yield prediction in a variable cool climate; 19th International Symposium of the Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for Cooperation
Projected impact of climate change on wine grape production: opportunities for growers
Pruning to maximise vine reserves; 8th International Cool Climate Symposium
Researchers to take their study global
Should be crop high or low for pinot noir sparkling base wines?; The 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC)
Sparkling wine viticulture; ICIP Cool Climate Project
Sparkling Wine Viticulture
Sunday Mag
Tasmania's variable climate and its influence on Pinot Noir management practices; Roberts Viticulture Field Day
The effect of canopy manipulation on Pinot Noir fruit and wine composition in Tasmania, Australia; 14th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
The effect of crop load manipulation on Pinot Noir fruit and wine composition in Tasmania, Australia; 14th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
The effect of summer trimming height on Pinot Noir berry ripening in Tasmania; 13th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
The effect of vineyard management practices on Pinot Noir fruit and wine composition; ICIP Cool Climate Project
The effect of vineyard management practices on Pinot Noir fruit and wine composition
The impact of crop load on Pinot Noir fruit for sparkling wine production and base wine composition; 8th International Cool Climate Symposium
The scientific principles underpinning inconsistencies in cider quality
The time of fruiting zone leaf removal in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the impact on fruit for sparkling wine production and base wine composition; 8th International Cool Climate Symposium
The use of leaf removal for premium sparkling wine production in Tasmania; Crush 2011
Travel to Attend Crush 2011 : The Grape and Wine Science Symposium
Update: Grape and Wine Quality of Pinot Noir; TIAR Tamar Ridge Field Day
Vineyard management approaches affecting Pinot Nor wine quality in the Tamar Valley, Tasmania; 13th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
Vineyard management effects on Pinot Noir wine composition
Vineyard management effects on winequality of Pinot Noir; GWRDC Board
Viticultural effects on sparkling wine quality in cool climates; Master Class: Viticulture for Sparkling Wine Quality
Viticulture for sparkling wine production: a review; American Journal of Enology and Viticulture
Wheat growing in Tasmania: Suitability factors for assisting in site selection

Research Projects

Australia's wine future - adapting to short-term climate variability and long-term climate change.; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Building and measuring the quality of fine Australian sparkling wines, through identification of the impact compounds responsible for autolytic character in sparkling wine, and novel winemaking tech; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Building Quality in Tasmania's Cider Industry; Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)
GiESCO 2013; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Improving grapevine quality and yield through improved vine nutrition and pruning; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
In Vino Analytica Scientia 2015 Italy; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Pinot Noir provenance: Australian benchmarking to support growing, making, perception of quality, and marketing to add value to the Pinot Noir supply chain; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Travel - Attendance at ICCCS - Seattle 2010; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Travel to Attend 'CRUSH 2011' Symposium in Adelaide; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Travel to Crush 2012; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Factors that underpin the certainty of yield and quality for cool climate viticulture
Stabilising and increasing yield and quality in Tasmanian vineyards

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