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Researcher: Close, DC (Associate Professor Dugald Close)

Fields of Research

Horticultural Crop Growth and Development
Oenology and Viticulture
Plant Physiology
Tree Nutrition and Physiology
Horticultural Production
Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
Terrestrial Ecology
Agroforestry
Forestry Management and Environment
Agricultural Land Management
Wine Chemistry and Wine Sensory Science
Forestry Pests, Health and Diseases
Forestry Sciences
Horticultural Crop Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Plant Biology
Horticultural Crop Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Environmental Management
Soil Sciences
Sustainable Agricultural Development
Environmental Engineering Modelling
Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
Aquaculture
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds)
Plant Pathology
Natural Resource Management
Ecosystem Function
Food Processing
Forestry Biomass and Bioproducts
Food Packaging, Preservation and Safety
Food Chemistry and Molecular Gastronomy (excl. Wine)
Global Change Biology
Tree Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Higher Education
Landscape Ecology
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
Genome Structure and Regulation
Food Nutritional Balance
Evolutionary Biology
Zoology
Entrepreneurship
Crop and Pasture Post Harvest Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)

Research Objectives

Pome Fruit, Pip Fruit
Wine Grapes
Hardwood Plantations
Stone Fruit
Horticultural Crops
Native Forests
Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Beverages (excl. Fruit Juices)
Table Grapes
Integration of Farm and Forestry
Rehabilitation of Degraded Forest and Woodlands Environments
Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production
Atmospheric Composition (incl. Greenhouse Gas Inventory)
Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Vegetables
Forestry
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Soils
Berry Fruit (excl. Kiwifruit)
Mushrooms and Truffles
Rehabilitation of Degraded Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Ornamentals, Natives, Flowers and Nursery Plants
Soils
Summer Grains and Oilseeds
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Education and Training Systems
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Land Management
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Forest and Woodlands Environments
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Water Management
Almonds
Forest and Woodlands Soils
Industrial Crops
Essential Oil Crops (e.g. Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Peppermint, Boronia, Sandalwood)
Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Forest and Woodlands Environments
Processed Food Products and Beverages (excl. Dairy Products)
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables (Post Harvest)
Processed Fruit and Vegetable Products (incl. Fruit Juices)
Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas in Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Environments
Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum
Softwood Plantations
Food Safety
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Air Quality
Farmland, Arable Cropland and Permanent Cropland Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Nutraceuticals and Functional foods
Ecosystem Assessment and Management

Career Best Publications

Crop load and time of thinning interact to affect fruit quality in sweet cherry; Journal of Agricultural Science
Down-regulation of photosynthesis flowing girdling, but contrasting effects of fruit set and retention, in two sweet cherry cultivars; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Effects of exponential nutrient-loading on morphological and nitrogen characteristics and on after-planting performance of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings ; Forest Ecology and Management
Health of remnant woodlands in fragments under distinct grazing regimes; Biological Conservation
Photoinhibition: A link between effects of the environment on eucalyptus leaf chemistry and herbivory; Ecology
Premature decline of Eucalyptus and altered ecosystem processes in the absence of fire in some Australian forests; The Botanical Review: Interpreting Botanical Progress
Rethinking the role of many plant phenolics - protection from photodamage not herbivores?; Oikos
Temporal variation of tannins (galloylglucoses), flavonols and anthocyanins in leaves of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings: implications for light attenuation and antioxidant activities; Australian Journal of Plant Physiology
The Ecophysiology of Foliar Anthocyanin; The Botanical Review
Within-canopy gradients of nitrogen and photosynthetic activity of Eucalyptus nitens and Eucalyptus globulus in response to nitrogen nutrition; Australian Journal of Botany

Research Publications

A current revegetation research initiative in Tasmania; Ecological Management & Restoration
A National Approach to Research
A photobleaching event at the North Forest Products' Somerset nursery reduces growth of Eucaltyptus globulus seedlings; Tasforests
A revegetation trial in the Midlands of Tasmania; Ecological Management & Restoration
A review of ecophysiologically-based seedling specifications for temperate Australian eucalypt plantations; New Forests
Accentuated cut edges (ACE): Effects of skin fragmentation on the composition and sensory attributes of Pinot noir wines; American Journal of Enology and Viticulture
Adapting Pinot Noir vineyard management to fit the season; 14th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
Advances in understanding apple tree growth: rootstocks and planting systems; Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Apples
Advances in understanding apple tree growth: the manipulation of tree growth and development; Achieving Sustainable Cultivation of Apples
Alternate energy dissipation? Phenolic metabolites and the xanthophyll cycle; Journal of Plant Physiology
An assessment of ectomycorrhizal fungal communities in Tasmanian temperate high-altitude Eucalyptus delegatensis forest reveals a dominance of the Cortinariaceae; Mycorrhiza
An objective measure of sparkling wine quality?; The 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC)
Are all floral buds created equal?
Are the patterns of regeneration in the endangered Eucalyptus gunnii ssp. divaricata shifting in response to climate?; Austral Ecology
Artificial spur extinction alters light interception by 'Royal Gala' apple trees; Acta Horticulturae
Assessing effects of biochar as amendment for apple orchard soils under different moisture and nutreint regimes; IHC Lisboa 2010
Attendance at the International Horticulture Congress, Lisbon 2010
Benchmarking nitrous oxide emissions in deciduous tree cropping systems; Soil Research
Bio-char and pyrolysis research activities at UTAS; Tasmanian ANZ Biochar Workshop
Biochar media addition impacts apple rootstock growth and nutrition; HortScience
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)
Can climate at the seed-source predict the success of eucalypts planted on sites that have been grazed for over 100 years?; Forest Ecology and Management
Can water stress lead to water excess?; 7th International Cherry Symposium
Changes in fruit set of 'Gala' apple in response to environment and artificial spur extinction; Acta Horticulturae
Chemistry of Reactive Oxygen Species and Antioxidants; Oxidative Stress, Exercising and Aging
Cherry Fruit Size; National Apple and Cherry Conference
Chilling-dependent photoinhibition, nutrition and growth analysis of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings during establishment; Tree Physiology
Cold induced photoinhibition and xanthophyll-cycle conversion during establishment of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings: A possible role for non-xanthophyll cycle-mediated energy quenching?; 12th Congress of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology
Cold-induced photoinhibition affects establishment of Eucalyptus nitens (Deane and Maiden) Maiden and Eucalyptus globulus Labill; Trees-Structure & Function
Cold-Induced Photoinhibition Affects Establishment of Eucalyptus Nitens and E. Globulus Seedlings; 43rd ASBMB, 18th ANZSCDB & 39th ASPP Annual Combined Conference
Cold-induced photoinhibition and foliar pigment dynamics of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings during establishment; Aust. J. Plant Physiol
Conservation biology of the rare species Consopermum undulatum and Macarthuria keigheryi in an urban bushland remnant; Australian Journal of Botany
Controlled release of Pinot noir phenolics by microwave
Crop load and time of thinning interact to affect fruit quality in sweet cherry; Journal of Agricultural Science
Crown condition assessment: An accurate, precise and efficient method with broad applicability to Eucalyptus; Austral Ecology
Cutting edge Pinot: reducing skin particle size early in fermentation is the key; 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference 2013
Defining seedling specifications for Eucalyptus globulus: effects of seedling size and container type on early after-planting performance; Australian Forestry
Differential distribution of leaf chemistry in eucalypt seedlings due to variation in whole-plant nutrient availability; Phytochemistry
Differentiating sparkling press fractions objectively; Crush 2012
Does biochar improve apple productivity?
Does biochar influence soil physical properties and soil water availability?; Plant and Soil
Does carbohydrate availability play a role in sweet cherry fruitlet abscission?; Acta Horticulturae
Does cluster thinning improve Pinot Noir quality or just thin your profit?; The 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC)
Does low-intensity surface fire increase water- and nutrient-availability to overstorey Eucalyptus gomphocephala?; Plant and Soil
Does removing leaves improve sparkling base wine composition or does it just make us feel better?; The 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC)
Down-regulation of photosynthesis flowing girdling, but contrasting effects of fruit set and retention, in two sweet cherry cultivars; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Down-regulation of photosynthesis via sink limitation is linked to foliar soluble sugar content in high- and low-yielding varieties of sweet cherry; Acta Horticulturae
Ecophysiology of Eucalyptus marginata and Corymbia calophylla in decline in an urban parkland; Austral Ecology
Ecophysiology of species with distinct leaf morphologies: effects of plastic and shadecloth tree guards; Restoration Ecology
Ecophysiology of the Soft Tree Fern, Dicksonia antarctica Labill; Austral Ecology
Ectomcycorrhizal community composition in relation to canopy health and udnerstorey vegetation in Tasmania Eucalyptus delegatensis forest; ESA Annual Conference
Ectomycorrhizal community composition in relation to canopy health and understorey vegetation in Tasmanian Eucalyptus delegatensis forest; ESA Annual Conference
Ectomycorrhizal community composition in relation to canopy health and understorey vegetation in Tasmanian Eucalyptus delegatensis forest; ESA Annual Conference
Effect of biochar application on soil water availability and hydraulic conductivity; Soil Science Australia National Soil Science Conference 2014
Effect of biochar on nutrient leaching in a young apple orchard; Journal of Environmental Quality
Effect of Crop Loading & Irrigation Management on Fruit Size & Quality; Fruit Growers of Tasmania Annual Conference
Effect of humic based soil conditioner, effective microbes and fertiliser on growth and flowering of sunflower; 29th International Horticultural Congress
Effect of humic based soil conditioner, effective microbes and fertiliser on growth and flowering of sunflower (Helianthus annus L. ‘Dwarf Sunsation’); Acta Horticulturae
Effect of shadecloth tree shelters on cold-induced photoinhibition, foliar anthocyanin and growth of Eucalyptus globulus and E. nitens seedlings during establishment; Australian Journal of Botany
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
Effects of environment and floral intensity on fruit set behaviour and annual flowering in apple; Scientia Horticulturae: An International Journal
Effects of exponential nutrient-loading on morphological and nitrogen characteristics and on after-planting performance of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings ; Forest Ecology and Management
Effects of N, P and K on polygodial leaf extract of Tasmannia lanceolata (Poir.) A.C. Smith; Journal of Essential Oil Research
Effects of tree guards and mulching on plantation establishment of 'Tasmanian Native Pepper' (Tasmannia lanceolata (Poir.) A.C. Smith); Journal of Applied Research on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Establishing environmental plantings; Farm Forestry: A technical and business handbook
Establishment of native Eucalyptus pauciflora and exotic Eucalyptus nitens on former grazing land; New Forests
Eucalypt Decline in the Absence of Fire: Relationship to the Ectomoycorrhizal Fungal Community
Eucalypt health and agricultural land management within bushland remnants in the Midlands of Tasmania, Australia; Biological Conservation
Evaluating effects of nursery and post-planting nutrient regimes on leaf chemistry and browsing of eucalypt seedlings in plantations; Forest Ecology and Management
Evaluation of electrical resistivity imaging (ERI) for in situ mapping of drip irrigation and fertigation wetting patterns; Soil Science Australia National Soil Science Conference 2014
Evaluation of establishment techniques on Eucalyptus nitens and E. pauiflora in the Midlands of Tasmania; Ecological Management & Restoration
Ever reliable Chardonnay? Co-fermentation of Pinot Noir must with Chardonnay pomace compromises colour stability; 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference 2013
Failure of biochar as a soil conditioner and crop amendment; 5th EUROSOIL International Congress
Fewer spurs lead to a better and more reliable fruit set
Fire history and understorey vegetation: Water and nutrient relations of Eucalyptus gomphocephala and E. delegatensis overstorey trees; Forest Ecology and Management
Foliar anthocyanin accumulation may be a useful indicator of hardiness in eucalypt seedlings; Forest Ecology and Management
Fruit colour, size and temperature effects on the shelf life of sweet cherry; XXVIII International Horticultural Congress on Science and Horticulture for People (IHC2010)
Growth and physiological responses to intensity and timing of thinning in short rotation tropical Acacia hybrid plantations in South Vietnam; Forest Ecology and Management
Health of remnant woodlands in fragments under distinct grazing regimes; Biological Conservation
How do soil nutrients affect within-plant patterns of herbivory in seedlings of Eucalyptus nitens?; Oecologia
Impact of biochar amendment on the growth, physiology and fruit of a young commercial apple orchard; Trees
Improved red wine process efficiency & product quality control through enhanced phenolic extraction by Controlled Phenolic Release (CPR) & Accentuated Cut Edge (ACE)
Improving Australian sparkling wines and Pinot Noir
Improving fruit set of 'Kordia' and 'Regina' sweet cherry with AVG; Acta Horticulturae
Improving fruit set of Kordia and Regina sweet cherry with AVG; XII International Symposium on Plant Bioregulators in Fruit Production
Influences of seedling size, container type and mammal browsing on the establishment of Eucalyptus globulus in plantation forestry; New Forests
Interaction of grape skin, seed, and pulp on tannin and anthocyanin extraction in Pinot noir wines; American Journal of Enology and Viticulture
Interactive effects of nitrogen and irradiance on sustained xanthophyll cycle engagement in Eucalyptus nitens leaves during winter; Oecologia
Interactive effects of nitrogen and irradiance on sustained xanthophyll cycle engagement, foliar tannin, and anthocyanin dynamics in evergreen leaves during winter; ComBio 2001
Is decline in high altitude eucalypt forests related to rainforest understorey development and altered soil bacteria following the long absence of fire?; Austral Ecology
Leaf angle responds to nitrogen supply in eucalypt seedlings. Is it a photoprotective mechanism?; Tree Physiology
Long-Term Waterlogging: Nutrient, Gas Exchange, Photochemical and Pigment Characteristics of Eucalyptus nitens Saplings; Russian Journal of Plant Physiology
Macadamia biochar as a growth stimulus for Eucalyptus nitens forestry nurseries; 5th Joint Australian and New Zealand Soil Science Conference
Manipulating apple tree structure to optimise fruit yield and quality
Method of manipulating floral bud density affects fruit set responses in apple; Scientia Horticulturae
Microwave maceration for control of laccase and enhanced phenolic outcomes in Shiraz wine; 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference 2013
Microwave maceration for finished Pinot noir wine in 37 days; 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference 2013
Microwave maceration of Pinot noir grape must: sanitation and extraction effects and wine phenolics outcomes; Food and Bioprocess Technology
Microwave maceration of Pinot noir: phenolically equivalent, aromatically distinct; 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference 2013
Microwave maceration with early pressing improves phenolics and fermentation kinetics in Pinot noir; American Journal of Enology and Viticulture
Modified atmosphere storage of red raspberries harvested at early and mature stages of ripeness; 11th International Rubus and Ribes Symposium
New directions in crop load management
New directions in crop load management
Nursery conditions affect seedling chemistry, morphology and herbivore preferences for Eucalyptus nitens; Forest Ecology and Management
Nutrient changes in potting mix and Eucalyptus nitens leaf tissue under macadamia biochar amendments; Journal of Forestry Research
Optimising cherry fruit set, crop load, fruit nutrition and size
Optimising yields in the vineyard for sparkling wine production; WineSkills Masterclass
Optimizing cherry fruit set, cropload and fruit nutrition size
Oxidative stress in plants and animals; Oxidative Stress, Exercise and Aging
Patterns of soil water repellency in response to coarse woody debris and fire: implications for eucalypt regeneration in dry forests; Plant and Soil
Phenolic acclimation to ultraviolet-A irradiation in Eucalyptus nitens seedlings raised across a nutrient environment gradient; Photosynthetica
Photoinhibition: A link between effects of the environment on eucalyptus leaf chemistry and herbivory; Ecology
Photosynthetic responses to overnight frost in Eucalyptus nitens and E. globulus; Trees: structure and function
Physical and nutritional characteristics and performance after planting of Eucalyptus globulus Labill. seedlings from ten nurseries: implications for seedling specifications; Australian Forestry Journal
Pigment dynamics during cold-induced photoinhibition of Acacia melanoxylon; Functional Plant Biology
Pinot noir yield prediction in a variable cool climate; 19th International Symposium of the Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for Cooperation
Plant nutrition, growth and polygodial production of Tasmannia lanceolata; Acta Horticulturae
Pre- and post-harvest management practices to extend shelf life of sweet cherry (Prunus avium L. cv. 'Lapin'); 28th International Horticultural Congress
Precision fertigation for improved apple orchard productivity; 2016 Future Orchards National Tour
Precision fertigation for improved apple orchard productivity; Regional Stone and Pomefruit R&D Forum 2014
Precision fertigation for improved apple orchard productivity; Fruit Growers Tasmania Annual May Conference 2014
Precision fertigation for improved orchard productivity
Precision nitrogen fertigation and irrigation management for improved apple quality; Acta Horticulturae
Precision nitrogen fertigation for improved apple quality and reduced leaching; 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014
Predicting vine carbohydrate levels using infrared spectroscopy; 18th Symposium of the Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for Cooperation (GiESCO 2013)
Premature decline of Eucalyptus and altered ecosystem processes in the absence of fire in some Australian forests; The Botanical Review: Interpreting Botanical Progress
Provenance effects on pre-germination treatments for Eucalyptus regnans and E. delegatensis seed; Forest Ecology and Management
Reducing N2O emissions in key perennial tree crop industries; National Agricultural Nitrous Oxide Research Program (NANORP) Meeting
Reducing N2O emissions in key perennial tree crop industries; National Agricultural Nitrous Oxide Research Program (NANORP) Meeting
Reflectance and phenolics of green and glaucous leaves of Eucalyptus urnigera; Australian Journal of Botany
Regulating crop load of 'Sweetheart' and 'Van' sweet cherry for optimal quality and reduced risk of cracking; Acta Horticulturae
Restoring Forests: Advances in Techniques and Theory, Madrid, Spain, September 2011; New Forests: Journal of Biology, Biotechnology, and Management of Afforestation and Reforestation
Rethinking the role of many plant phenolics - protection from photodamage not herbivores?; Oikos
Revegetation to combat tree decline in the Midlands and Derwent Valley Lowlands of Tasmania: Practices for improved plant establishment; Ecological Management & Restoration
Review of rural tree decline in a changing Australian climate; Tasforests
Role of nitrogen fertigation in cherry fruit quality and consumer perception; 2013 Fruit Growers of Tasmania May Conference
Role of nitrogen fertigation in cherry fruit quality and consumer perception; 7th International Cherry Symposium
Rural Tree Decline in Tasmania: A Complex of Factors; The Tasmanian Naturalist
Sap flow in apple trees using the heat-pulse method; 10th International Workshop on Sap Flow
Seasonal dynamics in understorey abundance and carbohydrate concentration in relation to browsing and bark stripping of Tasmanian Pinus radiata plantations; Forest Ecology and Management
Seasonal fluctuations in pigment chemistry of co-occurring plant hemi-parasites of distinct form and function; Environmental and Experimental Botany
Selected orchard management improves apple quality
Should be crop high or low for pinot noir sparkling base wines?; The 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC)
Skin particle size affects the phenolic attributes of Pinot noir wine: proof of concept; American Journal of Enology and Viticulture
Soil amendment with biochar: growth, physiology and fruit yield and quality of young 'Fuji' trees; International Symposium on Physiological Principles and Their Application to Fruit Production
Some like it soft, some like it hard: Palatability of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings to Heteronyx spp; Annual Meeting CRC Sustainable Production Forestry
Spur extinction - a natural process leading to a new crop management technology
Strategic Irrigation and Nitrogen Assessment Tool for Apples (SINATA); Apple and pear Speed Updating 2017
Strategies of light energy utilisation, dissipation and attenuation in six co-occurring alpine heath species in Tasmania; Functional Plant Biology
Support Joint Australian Horticulture Postharvest Conference - Horticulture for the Future
Tasmania's variable climate and its influence on Pinot Noir management practices; Roberts Viticulture Field Day
Tasmania's wine industry : research building growth
Temperate eucalypt forest decline is linked to altered ectomycorrhizal communities mediated by soil chemistry; Forest Ecology and Management
Temporal variation of tannins (galloylglucoses), flavonols and anthocyanins in leaves of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings: implications for light attenuation and antioxidant activities; Australian Journal of Plant Physiology
The Ecophysiology of Foliar Anthocyanin; The Botanical Review
The effect of canopy manipulation on Pinot Noir fruit and wine composition in Tasmania, Australia; 14th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
The effect of carbohydrate availability on postharvest fruit quality in sweet cherry; Acta Horticulturae
The effect of crop load manipulation on Pinot Noir fruit and wine composition in Tasmania, Australia; 14th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference
The physiological basis of containerised tree seedling 'transplant shock': a review
The physiological basis of containerised tree seedling `transplant shock': a review; Australian Forestry
The role of flowering time on sweet cherry fruit quality; Annual Meeting of Washington Horticultural Society
The scientific principles underpinning inconsistencies in cider quality
Tools for managing fruit composition of Pinot Noir in cool climates
Total, and chemical fractions, of nitrogen and phosphorus in Eucalyptus seedling leaves: Effects of species, nursery fertiliser management and transplanting ; Plant and Soil
Training system and tree density affect cost:benefit ratio, but have little impact, relative to season, on fruit yield and quality of 'Lapins' in Tasmania, Australia; 6th International Cherry Symposium
Training system and tree density have little impact on fruit yield, quality, and cost:benefit of growing 'Lapins' in Tasmania; VI International Cherry Symposium
Understanding carbohydrate and nutrient storage and remobilisation in fruitlet abscission for sweet cherry; Horticulture for the Future Conference
Understanding the regeneration niche: Microsite attributes and recruitment of eucalypts in dry forests; Forest Ecology and Management
Understanding the role of nitrogen management in apple orcharding to mitigate nitrous oxide emissions; 29th International Horticultural Congress 2014
Understanding the role of nitrogen management in apple orcharding to mitigate nitrous oxide emissions; National Agricultural Nitrous Oxide Research Program (NANORP) Meeting
Understorey thinning and burning trials are needed in conservation reserves: The case of Tuart (Eucalyptus gomphocephala D.C.); Ecological Management and Restoration
Uptake and internal allocation of nitrogen in apple trees; VIII ISHS Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops
Viticulture for sparkling wine production: a review; American Journal of Enology and Viticulture
Waste not, want not: winery waste can be recycled to improve wine quality; 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference 2013
Waterlogging duration: Interspecific comparison of Leptospermum scoparium (Forst et Forst.f.), Acacia melanoxylon (R. Br.), Nothofagus cunninghamii (Hook.) and Eucalyptus obliqua (L'Herit); Austral Ecology
Wine phenolic and aroma outcomes from the application of controlled phenolic release to Pinot noir; The 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC)
Wine quality and fruit characteristics of Pinot Noir clones and associated rootstocks in Tasmania
Wine quality vs Seediness”: Differential extraction of skin and seed tannins may optimise Pinot Noir wine quality; 15th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference 2013
Within-canopy gradients of nitrogen and photosynthetic activity of Eucalyptus nitens and Eucalyptus globulus in response to nitrogen nutrition; Australian Journal of Botany
Xanthophyll-cycle dynamics and rapid induction of anthocyanin synthesis in Eucalyptus nitens seedlings transferred to photoinhibitory conditions; Journal of Plant Physiology
Yeast effects on Pinot noir wine phenolics, colour and tannin composition; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Yeast strain affects phenolic concentration in Pinot noir wines made by microwave maceration with early pressing; Journal of Applied Microbiology

Research Projects

A value chain approach to food product innovation; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Innovative Horticultural Products: Adding value to horticulture value ; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Attendance at Crush 2011 - Grape and Wine Research Symposium; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Attendance at Crush 2012 - Grape and Wine Research Symposium; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Attendance at Crush 2012 - Grape and Wine Research Symposium; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Attendance at the International Horticulture Congress - Lisbon 2010; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Australia's wine future - adapting to short-term climate variability and long-term climate change.; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Biochar as a soil amendment and productivity stimulus for Tasmanian forestry crops; Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
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)
Comparative Analysis of Wine Tannins in Pinot Noir Grapes; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Crossing the threshold: Adaptation tipping points for Australian fruit trees; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
CRUSH 2011 The Grape and Wine Science Symposium; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Development of a 5 Year Plan for a National Apple and Pear Productivity R&D Program; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Development of a pilot mushroom farm disease monitoring scheme; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Devising Ecologically Sustainable Restoration Programs for Degraded Rural Landscapes by Integrating Landscape Ecology, Conservation Genetics and Ecophysiology; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Druplet Disorder in Rubus; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Examination of the effects of base wine composition and temperature variation on the secondary fermentation characteristics produced in Tasmanian sparkling wines; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Fruit Quality and Yield in Vitis Vinifera cv. Pinot Noir; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Global master class in horticulture; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
How does tannin and anthocyanin in the grapes relate to wine quality?; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Improved red wine process efficiency and product quality through enhanced phenolic extraction by controlled phenolic release (CPR) and berry pricking; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Improving Australian Sparkling Wines and Pinot Noir; Department of Industry and Science (DoIS)
Investigating the Development of Tasmania lanceolata as a Useful Crop for the Tasmanian Essential Oils Industry; Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC)
Investigations into Vine Nutrition and Water Status on Grape and Wine Quality - Top-Up Scholarship; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
National Cherry Development Program ; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
National PhD Program: Horticulture; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Optimising Cherry Firmness, Size and Post-Harvest Shelf Life: Fruit Set and Crop Load, Tree and Fruit Nutrition; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Optimizing Cherry Fruit Set, Crop Load and Fruit Nutrition Size; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
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)
PIPS Orchard Productivity Program; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Precision Fertigation for Improved Apple Orchard Productivity; Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA)
Reducing nitrous oxide emissions in key perennial tree crop industries; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Rising Stars 3; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Taking grapevine yield forecasting into the digital age; Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
The National Biochar Initiative II - A country wide approach to Biochar systems (DAFF); Department of Agriculture (DoA (Cwth))
Travel - Attendance at ICCCS - Seattle 2010; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Travel bursary to attend XXVIIth polyphenols conference and 8th tannin conference; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Understanding and Manipulating Stress Physiology of Eucalypt Seedlings to Improve Survival and Growth; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Vineyard Management Effects on Wine Quality of Pinot Noir - Top-Up Scholarship; Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA)
Wine Quality and Fruit Characteristics of Pinot Noir Clones and Associated Rootstocks in Tasmania; Tasmanian Pinto Noir Forum (TPNF)
Yeast and Maceration Effects on Pinot Noir Vinification; Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)
Agronomic performance of diverse hemp germplasm
Boronia germplasm collection re-vitalisation
Cherry Post Harvest Report 2011
Cherry Post-Harvest Report 2010
Encourage the Development of the Wine Sector in Tasmania
Factors that underpin the certainty of yield and quality for cool climate viticulture
Improved productivity and profitability for the Australian apple and pear industry
Investigation of post-harvest packaging technologies on cherry quality
Review National Cherry Export Guide 2013
Sense-T: Viticulture - Better risk management for grape growers
Soil science and landscape management
Stabilising and increasing yield and quality in Tasmanian vineyards
Attendance Ecofizz 2005: Ecophysiology of Terrestrial and Aquatic Plants and Plant Communities
Demonstration and Farm Surveys of Eucalypt Seedling Tolerance to Native Animal Browsing
Ecophysiology of Tetratheca paynterii Growing Adjacent to a Mine-Cut at the Winderling Range
Management & Translocation for Conservation of Naturally Threatened Macarthuria keigheryii & Conospermum undulatum On Westralia Airports Corporation Bushland
Propogation and Translocation Research and Development for Verticordia lindleyii: from Remnant Vegetation at the Kewdale Freight Terminal
Study Tour of South-west Western Australia and the Armidale Tablelands on Revegetation and Farm Forestry
Travel to Society for Ecological Restoration 2003 Conference Assembling the Pieces: Restoration, Design & Landscape Ecology
Tree Decline of Indigenous Eucalpytus marginata and Corymbia calophylla in Kings Park
Visiting Scholar - Professor Ann Hagerman

Research Candidate Supervision

A Novel Process for Pinot Noir Wine Making
Comparative Analysis of Wine Tannins in Pinot Noir Grapes
Effects of Anti-transpiration Agent on Growth, Yield, Fruit Quality and Increasing Water use Efficiency on Apple Trees under Deficit Irrigation and High Temperature Conditions
Effects of Changes in Canopy Management and Environment on Carbon and Nitrogen Resource Allocation in Apple
Eucalypt Dieback and Ectomycorrhizal Community Ecology of Eucalyptus Delegatensis Forest, Tasmania, Australia.
Eucalypt Regeneration and Ecological Restoration of Remnant Woodlands in Tasmania, Australia
Exploration of the Effects of Fruit and Berry Exposure on Fruit Composition in Vitis vinifera cv. Pinot Noir
Investigating the Development of Tasmannia lanceolata as a Useful Crop for the Tasmanian Essential Oils Industry
Investigations into the Relationships of Stress and Leaf Health of the Grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) on Grape and Wine Qualities
Links Between Ontogeny, Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Foliage and Mammalian Herbivory in Eucalyptus nitens
Managing Tree Numbers and Tree Vigour in Thinned and Coppiced Short-rotation Plantations
Root-rot Disease
The Effect of Pre-Harves Tree Management on Fruit Quality and Phenolic Chemistry in a Sweet Cherry During Post-Harvest Storage
The Effect of Vineyard Management Practices on Pinot Noir Fruit and Wine Composition