Wine professor elected Academy Fellow

Professor Steve Tyerman at the Plant Research Centre, Waite Campus.

Professor Steve Tyerman at the Plant Research Centre, Waite Campus.
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Thursday, 3 April 2003

The University of Adelaide's Wine Industry Professor of Viticulture, Professor Steve Tyerman, has been elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

This places Professor Tyerman among the ranks of Australia's leading scientists, recognising a career that has "significantly advanced the world's scientific knowledge".

Professor Tyerman has been with the University of Adelaide since 2001, where he is now Head of the Discipline of Wine and Horticulture in the university's School of Agriculture and Wine.

A plant physiologist, he was previously Associate Professor with the School of Biological Sciences at Flinders University, and has had an extensive research career in Australia and overseas.

In his current position he is applying top quality plant physiology research to the viticulture industry, with emphasis on water use and nutrient transport in grape vines, as part of the effort to achieve a sustainable viticulture industry. Such research is vital in the face of challenges such as rising soil salinity and declining water quality for irrigation.

Professor Tyerman is the recipient of a number of research grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC), is involved in several collaborative research projects, is the editor of the international journals Plant Physiology and Journal of Experimental Botany, and has had articles published in the journals Nature and Science.

The position he occupies at the University of Adelaide has strong industry support, with sponsorship from the Australian Wine Research Institute, BRL Hardy, Mildara Blass, St Hallett Wines, Southcorp, Yalumba, Orlando Wyndham, Petaluma and Wirra Wirra.


Contact Details

Professor Steve Tyerman
ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology
School of Agriculture, Food & Wine
The University of Adelaide
Business: +61 8 8313 6663
Mobile: 0411 776 050