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Andries Potgieter

Andries’ research interest is in the complex integration of spatial production modelling, climate forecasting and remotely sensed systems at a regional scale. This research aims to uncover the roles of key ribonucleases critical for post- transcriptional control of chloroplast gene expression.

Andries’ research targets agricultural research that enhances the profitability and sustainability of spatial production systems through a better understanding of the linkages and interactions of such systems across a range of spatial (e.g. field, farm, catchment, national), and temporal (i.e. seasons to decades) scales.

Dr Potgieter obtained a Bachelor of Science (Hons, MSc) in Mathematical Statistics, at the University of the Orange Free State in 1991 and completed his PhD in the use of remote sensing technologies, discriminating between specific and total winter cropping areas across regions and seasons, at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia in 2009.

Before coming to QAAFI in 2010, Dr Potgieter worked for the Queensland Government for more than 11 years as a senior research scientist.