Rebecca Darbyshire is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. Her current research focuses on climate adaptation in the temperate perennial fruit tree industry, specifically for apple, pear and cherry.
Rebecca’s role is as chief investigator on a multi-partnered project and primarily involves modelling both biophysical processes and climate projections. Key areas of interest are for winter chilling, spring flowering, potential yield and extreme temperature exposure.
Rebecca received her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2013 and her project investigated the impacts of climate change on winter and spring phenology for Australian pome fruit. During her candidature she received several awards including an APA scholarship, the Nancy Millis Postgraduate Award, receiver of joint PIARN and British Council UK Early Career Exchange, the Mary Sloane travelling scholarship and several MSLE research student publishing awards.
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Heating Up Yields: The Influence Of High Temperatures On Apple Potential Yield
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Yield potential definition of the chilling requirement reveals likely underestimation of the risk of climate change on winter chill accumulation
Jose Antonio Campoy, Rebecca Darbyshire, Elisabeth Dirlewanger, Jose Quero-Garcia, Benedicte Wenden
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Biometeorology
Evaluation of chilling requirements of cultivars of temperate fruit trees provides key information to assess regional suitability,..
Advancement of winegrape maturity continuing for winegrowing regions in Australia with variable evidence of compression of the harvest period
Chelsea Jarvis, Chelsea JARVIS, R Darbyshire, I Goodwin, EWR Barlow, R Eckard
Journal article | 2019 | Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research
Background and Aims Grapevine phenology is closely linked with growing season temperature. Rising temperature related to anthropog..
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
UK Early Career Exchange
Nancy Millis Postgraduate Award