Charles Sturt University scientist Dr Joanna Gambetta has been announced as a finalist in the 2019 Australian Women in Wine Awards for her research in viticulture and wine science.
Dr Gambetta's work at the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre focused on understanding how the aroma of wine and grapes is affected by things such as temperature changes.
"My current research is examining how grapes respond to a series of abiotic stresses caused by changes in the climate and how these impact the production of important aroma compounds and their precursors," Dr Gambetta said.
"Having this knowledge may also lead to reduced economic losses due to lower quality fruit and wine."
Dr Gambetta has also examined the impact of the timing of leaf removal from the vine on sun damage to the grapes in Orange.
The Australian Women in Wine Awards, operated by The Fabulous Ladies' Wine Society, celebrate and reward the work of women in the Australian wine community.
Dr Gambetta is one of three finalists in the Researcher/Innovator of the Year category.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony in New York on September 18.
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