Dr Fiona Kerslake is a cool climate viticulture, oenology and cider researcher at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), which is located at the University of Tasmania. She is also the Horticulture Centre Leader at TIA, managing a portfolio which encompasses not only perennial horticulture, but also rotational and annual crops. Fiona’s research interests are in Pinot Noir and sparkling wine viticulture and oenology, across the areas of wine production efficiency, objective measures of quality, provenance and yield regulation. She has also transferred some of her sparkling winemaking research outcomes to help support and develop the burgeoning Tasmanian craft cider industry. Fiona will chair Session 9. Fresh science B on Wednesday.