Dr. Anne Fennell
Professor, South Dakota State University Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science
Anne Fennell is a Professor in the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Science, South Dakota State University with over 20 years of experience in grapevine dormancy, acclimation and winter survival. Her relevant publications examine dormancy and freezing in genetic populations and cultivated grapevine. In the last five years she led berry ripening composition studies for Northern Grapes Project providing materials for integrated analysis (gene expression – SDSU, metabolomics and sensory UMN, aroma-omics-ISU) In addition she developed and led the low temperature response phenotyping center for the SCRI project VitisGen. She contributed to 15 reports, made 22 presentations and contributed to 32 other presentations related to these two NIFA-USDA projects. Her research is focused on understanding both physiological and molecular mechanisms contributing to grapevine abiotic stress resistance. Anne uses both field and laboratory studies incorporating physiological and gene expression methods to develop an understanding of the critical timing mechanisms related to grapevine low temperature stress tolerance.