Meet the Author
Professor Emeritus Richard Drew AM FTSE has conducted research on tropical fruit flies throughout Asia, South-East Asia and the South Pacific Region for five decades. His research has led to the definition of all major pest species and a sound knowledge of their ecology and pest management strategies. He has published over 140 research papers and three major books. In 1990 he recieved the Mackerras Medal from the Australian Entomological Society; in 1995 he was awarded the Order of Australia for outstanding contributions to fruit fly entomology and, in 2000, the Centenary Medal and then the Clunies Ross National Science and Technology Award, Australia's most prestigious science award. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering and in recent years his research has led to the development of the new Fruition® Trap technology for managing pest fruit fly species in horticultural production systems.