About me

I am a research scientist at CSIRO Plant Industry working on grapevine physiology, primarily around water use. Prior to this I worked as a post-doctoral fellow at RSBS, part of the Australian National University, for five years.

During this time I was studying the interaction between elevated CO2 and phosphorus availabilty on nitrogen fixation in legumes. Before coming to Australia I was a post-doc at the University of York for three years, investigating the effects of temperature and shading on root demography and respiration. My PhD, completed in 1997 at the Nottingham Trent University, examined post-harvest physiology of potatoes.


I have recently been involved with a GWRDC project to help growers withstand drought conditions, providing a module on vine physiology and effects of high temperature events. There is a summary sheet, presentation and video available at the Water and Vine website.


So. Rather than leave everything to Facebook and all the anoyances that entails I have ditched my account and turned my old site into a blog. There are some rather old overviews of my past work, a few random pages on my interests and, by default, whatever random stuff I've felt like posting.

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