Dr Andrew Ridley

Affiliated Organisation

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Project Leader

Andrew is an Entomologist in the Postharvest Grain Protection Unit of the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. He works on a variety of research projects involving grain storage ranging from the development of a device to allow farmers to test the performance of their aeration systems, to investigating the sublethal effects of phosphine on stored product pests and the spread of phosphine resistance genes in the field by active dispersal of beetles.  

Andrew contributes actively to the promotion of scientific excellence for the benefit of the grain industry through activities such as the supervision of post graduate students and reviewing scientific journal manuscripts. He promotes the results of his research through industry publications, factsheets and farmer updates.