Tony Clarke completed his PhD in entomology from The University of Queensland in 1992. After graduating, he spent 10 years as a research fellow working on insect ecology at the University of Tasmania, The University of Queensland and Griffith University. In 2002 he took up a tenured position as an ecologist with the Queensland University of Technology, where he is now an Associate Professor. Most of his research has focused on sustainable insect pest management with an emphasis on forestry and horticultural crops. He has participated in several international projects which have seen him work with colleagues in Asia and the Pacific. His current research is focused on plant biosecurity, particularly with respect to tropical fruit flies. Tony is the author or co-author of over 100 refereed publications and he has graduated 14 masters and PhD students.