Caroline Claye

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Caroline Claye

Laboratory Manager Field Horticulture Laboratory

Room 445 , Life Sciences Building

+61 3 6226 7855 (phone)

General Responsibilities

Guide post graduate students with Laboratory work, supervise Honours Students, carry out research, maintain tissue culture collection.

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Fields of Research

  • Oenology and viticulture (300805)
  • Horticultural crop growth and development (300802)
  • Horticultural production (300899)

Research Objectives

  • Horticultural crops (260599)
  • Berry fruit (excl. kiwifruit) (260503)
  • Essential oil crops (260603)
  • Wine grapes (260608)


Total publications


Journal Article

(3 outputs)
2020Jones JE, Eyles A, Claye C, Rodemann T, Dambergs RG, et al., 'Prediction of starch reserves in intact and ground grapevine cane wood tissues using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS)', Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 100, (6) pp. 2418-2424. ISSN 1097-0010 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.10253 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Jones JE; Eyles A; Rodemann T; Close DC


2015Quentin AG, Pinkard EA, Ryan MG, Tissue DT, Baggett LS, et al., 'Non-structural carbohydrates in woody plants compared among laboratories', Tree Physiology, 35, (11) pp. 1146-1165. ISSN 0829-318X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpv073 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 122Web of Science - 118

Co-authors: Davies NW; Jones JE


2002Garland SM, Menary RC, Claye CJ, 'Variation during dormancy and the effect of freezing and postharvest incubation on the chemical composition of blackcurrant buds (Ribes nigrum L.)', Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 77, (4) pp. 489-497. ISSN 0022-1589 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14620316.2002.11511528 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Garland SM; Menary RC


Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
2013Jones JE, Claye CJ, Rodemann T, Dambergs RG, Close DC, 'Predicting vine carbohydrate levels using infrared spectroscopy', Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium of the Group of International Experts of Vitivinicultural Systems for Cooperation, 7-11 July 2013, Porto, Portugal, pp. 744-747. ISSN 0254-0223 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Jones JE; Rodemann T; Dambergs RG; Close DC


2012Jones JE, Claye CJ, Dambergs RG, Kerslake FL, 'Pruning to maximise vine reserves', Proceedings of the 8th International Cool Climate Symposium, 31 January - 4 February 2012, Hobart, Tasmania (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jones JE; Dambergs RG; Kerslake FL

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants


Total funding



Boronia germplasm collection re-vitalisation (2017 - 2021)$62,144
Boronia Clones, originally bred by Prof. Bob Menary, are kept in tissue culture at the UTAS Hort Research Centre. They are stored in temperature controlled cabinets and have been regularly multiplied and supplied to EOT (Essential Oils Tasmania) for eventual planting in the field. Over the past few years, however, there have been funding issues and the quality of the collection has suffered as a result. This project is designed to re-vitalise this collection through investigating a new approach to tissue culture propagation so that the individual clones are in a suitable condition to be multiplied when required.
Essential Oils of Tasmania ($62,144)
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Close DC; Menary RC; Claye CJ
2017 - 2021