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Professor Peter Ridd is a Reader in Physics at the James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland. He has extensive experience in environmental research primarily in marine settings. His experience includes designing, manufacturing and using electronic and optical instrumentation for monitoring environmental parameters on coral reefs, mangrove swamps and other environments.
Professor Ridd has over 60 publications in scientific journals and receives considerable funding from the Australian Research Council primarily for environmental research.
Professor Ridd has had a long history of association with environmental organizations, including the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland and Sustainable Population Australia. He believes that some environmental campaigns run by environmental organizations, and some decisions made by government lack sound scientific backing, which potentially leads to misplaced priorities for environmental funding and legislation.