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Professor Anthony Clarke

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Bioscience

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Name
Professor Anthony Clarke
Position(s)
Professor and Chair of Fruit Fly Biology and Management
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Bioscience
Associate Professor
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Bioscience
Discipline *
Ecology, Horticultural Production, Evolutionary Biology
Phone
+61 7 3138 5023
Fax
+61 7 3138 1535
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Ph.d (Entomology) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society; Member of the Australian Entomological Society; Member of the Entomological Society of America

Keywords

Tephritidae, Fruit fly, Horticultural entomology, Insect ecology, Entomology, Integrated pest management

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research themes: Environment, Food Research discipline: Biology Research program: Food Production & Biosecurity Research area Behaviour, ecology and management of tropical fruit flies (Bactrocera spp). Bactrocera species are major horticultural pests in the Australasian region. Queensland fruit fly, B. tryoni, is Australia’s worst horticultural pest insect. Our work focuses on better understanding the biology of these flies and their natural enemies so as to enhance sustainable control options. Professor Clarke works in collaboration with relevant groups in

  • the Australian state Departments of Primary Industries
  • the Australian Commonwealth Government
  • Thailand
  • New Zealand
  • Italy
  • the FAO/IAEA.

More broadly, he is involved in plant biosecurity, systems approaches and market access, especially with respect to horticultural crops.

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Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Winner of the Australian Entomological Society 2014 Mackerras Medal for 'Excellence in Entomology'. The Mackerras medal is the Society's highest award, given only once every two years for a scientist under the age of 50.
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2014
Details
Appointed as 'Professor and Chair of Fruit Fly Biology', a position created and co-funded by QUT and the Plant Biosecurity CRC to a play a national leadership and coordination role in fruit fly research and management.
Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2014
Details
Chaired the national writing group for the preparation and writing of the 'National Fruit Fly RD&E Plan', a 20 year plan for the management of fruit flies in Australia. The plan requested by the Federal Minister of Agriculture, the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2014
Details
Chaired the "Expert consultation on phytosanitary treatments for the Bactrocera dorsalis complex", a meeting called and organised by the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention, itself a supported group of the United Nation's Food and Agricultural Organisation. The meeting held in Okinawa, Japan, 1st-5th December 2014.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2011
Details
Awarded the CRCNPB's 2011 Science Excellence Award for the project "Resolving the Bactrocera dorsalis complex".
Type
Membership of Learned Societies
Reference year
2006
Details
Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Using classical genetics and epigenetics to make SIT flies fitter
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Al14002
Start year
2014
Keywords
Evolutionary Biology, Fruit Fly, Molecular Biology, Sexual Selection, Tephritidae
Title
Fruit fly IPM for Summerfruit, with a focus on developing an effective female lure-and-kill device
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
SF12013
Start year
2012
Keywords
Bactrocera Tryoni, Integrated Pest Maangement, Queensland Fruit Fly, Stone Fruit

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