Alistair Drake

Honorary Senior Lecturer

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I research insect migration, especially by using special-purpose radars to observe migration in progress. I have a particular interest in radar entomology, and have co-authored a monograph on this topic. I have designed and built a series of special-purpose entomological radar units, one of which is currently in operation at Hay, NSW. I have also developed software for analyzing the radar signals, and studies the radar-reflecting properties of insects.

My biological investigations have focused especially on (1) the relation of migration to weather and to the structure of the lower atmosphere, (2) the orientation behaviour of insects undertaking migratory flight at heights of several hundred metres, (3) the migrations of insect pests (including the use of radar in pest monitoring and forecasting), and (4) the migration phenomenon as an example of integrative biology (i.e. a phenomenon extending over all levels of biological organisation, from genes to evolution). These interests are now encompassed by the novel discipline of aeroecology (which includes birds and bats as well as insects).

I have also published on more general aspects of applied ecology (wildlife management for conservation, and insect pest forecasting).

I am retired but continue my research in an honorary capacity. Although I no longer take students, any prospective student specifically interested in the above research topics is welcome to contact me for advice. Before retirement, my teaching was mainly in the fields of meteorology and general physics. I currently contribute to a short (1 week intensive) professional course on non-ionizing (i.e.radio) radiation safety

Books
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Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, Radar entomology. Observing insect flight and migration, CABI, Wallingford, UK
2012
Drake A; Gatehouse AG, 1995, Insect Migration. Tracking Resources Through Space and TIme., Drake A; Gatehouse AG, (ed.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/cbo9780511470875
1995
Book Chapters
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Chapman JW; Drake VA, 2019, 'Insect migration', in Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, pp. 573 - 580, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.01248-6
2019
Reynolds DR; Chapman JW; Drake VA, 2018, 'Riders on the wind: The aeroecology of insect migrants', in Aeroecology, pp. 145 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68576-2_7
2018
Drake VA; Bruderer B, 2018, 'Aeroecological observation methods', in Aeroecology, pp. 201 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68576-2_9
2018
Drake VA; Chapman JW, 2017, 'Insect Migration', in Reference Module in Life Sciences, Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.01248-6
2017
Adriaansen C; Deveson E; Woodman JD; Drake VA, 2015, 'The Australian Plague Locust - Risk and Response', in Shroder JF; Sivanpillai R (ed.), Biological and Environmental Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 67 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-394847-2.00005-X
2015
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Entomological Radar Designs', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 74 - 99, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500006&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Radar Entomology Observing Insect Flight and Migration Preface', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. VII - +, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500001&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Insect Migration, its Quantification and the Role of the Atmosphere', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 190 - 218, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500010&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Radar Entomology Observing Insect Flight and Migration Introduction', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 1 - 12, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Insect Echo on Meteorological Radars', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 376 - 408, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500016&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Insect Migratory Flight I: The Principal Features', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 219 - 253, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500011&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Additional Radar, Radar-like and Radio Technologies for Insect Observation', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 163 - 189, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Remote Sensing and Insect Observation', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 13 - 21, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500003&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Insect Migratory Flight II: Concentrations and Disturbances', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 254 - 281, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500012&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Insects as Radar Targets', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 49 - 73, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Insect Migration, Population Movements and Pest Management', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 282 - 311, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500013&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Radar Entomology: Perspectives and Prospects', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 409 - 416, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500017&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Observing Insects with Radar II: Quantitative Estimation and Parameter Retrieval', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 129 - 162, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500008&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Radar Principles', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 22 - 48, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500004&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Insect Foraging Movements', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 347 - 375, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500015&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Calibration and Performance Monitoring', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 417 - 426, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500018&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Regulatory and Safety Issues', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 427 - 431, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500019&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Migrations of Pest and Beneficial Insects', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 312 - 346, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2012, 'Observing Insects with Radar I: Performance, Surveillance and Target Characterization', in RADAR ENTOMOLOGY: OBSERVING INSECT FLIGHT AND MIGRATION, CABI PUBLISHING-C A B INT, pp. 100 - 128, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000324528500007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2012
Chapman JW; Drake VA, 2010, 'Insect Migration', in Breed MD; Moore J (ed.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, edn. 1, Academic Press, Oxford, pp. 161 - 166
2010
Drake VA; Gregg PC; Harman I; Wang H; Hunter DM; Rochester WA; Deveson ED, 2001, 'Characterizing Insect Migration Systems in Inland Australia with Novel and Traditional Methodologies', in Woiwod IP; Reynolds DR; Thomas CD (ed.), 20th Symposium of the Royal Entomological Society, 20th Symposium of the Royal Entomological Society, Greenwich UK13-14, pp. 207 - 233
2001
Drake VA; Farrow RA; Gatehouse AG, 1995, 'Insect Migration: a holistic conceptual model', in Drake VA; Gatehouse AG (ed.), Insect Migration: Tracking Resources through Space and Time, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 427 - 457, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511470875.022
1995
Conference Abstracts
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Drake VA; Hao Z, (ed.), 2017, 'Observing migrating insects with small special-purpose radars', in Radar Aeroecology Applications and Perspectives, ENRAM, Rome, Italy, pp. 24 - 25, presented at Radar Aeroecology Applications and Perspectives, Rome, Italy, 23 February 2017 - 24 February 2017
2017
Wang HK; Drake VA, 2016, 'Do spur-throated locusts, Austracris guttulosa (Walker), return to the tropics for winter?', in Conference USB, Entomological Society of America, Orlando, FL, USA, presented at XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, USA, 25 September 2016 - 30 September 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/ICE.2016.106064
2016
Drake VA, 2016, 'Radar observations of locust flight capability, and implications for locust management', in XXV International Congress of Entomology, 25-30 September 2016, Orlando, FL, USA, Entomological Society of America, Orlando, FL, USA, presented at XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, USA, 25 October 2016 - 30 September 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/ICE.2016.88951
2016
Hone J; Drake VA; Krebs C, 2014, 'Principles of wildlife management: types, examples and uses', in Australian Wildlife Management Society Conference 2014, Australian Wildlife Management Society, Brisbane, presented at Australian Wildlife Management Society Conference 2014, Brisbane, 02 December 2014 - 04 December 2014
2014
Drake VA; Wang H, 2012, 'Entomological-radar monitoring of insect pest population movements', in XXIV International Congress of Entomology Abstract CD, International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, S. Korea, pp. S1006 - S1006, presented at XXIV International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, S. Korea
2012
Wang H; Deveson ED; Drake VA, 2012, 'Monitoring and forecasting Australian plague locust metapopulation', in XXIV International Congress of Entomology Abstract CD, International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, S. Korea, pp. S1018 - S1018, presented at XXIV International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, S. Korea
2012
Drake VA; Wang H, 2012, 'Orientation behaviour of nocturnal insect migrants observed with a monitoring radar', in XXIV International Congress of Entomology Abstract CD, International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, S. Korea, pp. S201 - S201, presented at XXIV International Congress of Entomology, Daegu, S. Korea
2012
Wang H; Drake VA; Deveson ED, 2008, 'The 1999-2001 Australian plague locust outbreak in eastern Australia from the perspective of insect monitoring radar', in Abstracts CD and Author's List, XXIII International Congress of Entomology, XXIIIrd International Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa, presented at XXIIIrd International Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa, 06 July 2008 - 12 July 2008
2008
Wang H; Drake VA, 2008, 'Estimation of insect migration trajectories with flight parameters measured by Insect Monitoring Radar', in Abstracts CD and Author's List, XXIII International Congress of Entomology, XXIIIrd International Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa, presented at XXIIIrd International Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa, 06 July 2008 - 12 July 2008
2008
Conference Papers
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Drake VA, 2013, 'Signal processing for ZLC-configuration insect-monitoring radars: yields and sample biases', in Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Radar, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, USA, pp. 298 - 303, presented at Radar 2013. International Conference on Radar, Adelaide, South Australia, 09 September 2013 - 12 September 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/RADAR.2013.6652002
2013
Drake VA, 2007, 'Radar Signal Analysis for Entomology and Ornithology', in International Conference and Workshop on Radar Ornithology and Entomology, International Conference and Workshop on Radar Ornithology and Entomology, Helgoland, Germany, presented at International Conference and Workshop on Radar Ornithology and Entomology, Helgoland, Germany, 25 June 2007 - 28 June 2007
2007
Drake VA, 2007, 'What is Migration?', in International Conference and Workshop on Radar Ornithology and Entomology, International Conference and Workshop on Radar Ornithology and Entomology, Helgoland, Germany, presented at International Conference and Workshop on Radar Ornithology and Entomology, Helgoland, Germany, 25 June 2007 - 28 June 2007
2007
Drake VA, 2005, 'Radar interrogation of high-flying insects: what bug is that?', in 16th National Congress: Physics for the Nation, 16th National Congress: Physics for the Nation, Australian National University, Canberra, presented at 16th National Congress: Physics for the Nation, Australian National University, Canberra, 30 January 2005 - 04 February 2005
2005
Dean TJ; Drake VA, 2002, 'Properties of Biotic Targets Observed with an X-Band Radar Profiler and the Potential for Bias in Winds Retrieved from Doppler Weather Radars', in Proceedings of the Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, 11th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Brisbane, Qld, pp. 698 - 711, presented at 11th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Brisbane, Qld, 01 September 2002 - 05 September 2002
2002
Dean TJ; Drake VA; Harman IT, 2002, 'Monitoring Agricultural Insect Pests and Winds in the Lower Atmosphere using a Low-cost Mobile X-Band Profiling Radar', in David Neilson (ed.), 15th Biennial Congress 2002-Physics and Industry Working Together, 15th Biennial Congress 2002-Physics and Industry Working Together, Australian Institute of Physics, pp. 454 - 456, presented at 15th Biennial Congress 2002-Physics and Industry Working Together, Australian Institute of Physics, 08 July 2002 - 11 July 2002
2002
Dean TJ; Drake VA, 2002, 'Monitoring Migrations of Agricultural Insect Pests with Low-Cost Autonomous Profiling Radars', in Proceedings of the Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, 11th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Brisbane, Qld, pp. 434 - 434, presented at 11th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference, Brisbane, Qld, 01 September 2002 - 05 September 2002
2002
Low DJ; Drake VA; Lynam P, 2000, 'Approaches to flexible delivery in Physics', in 14th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, 14th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. MT1, presented at 14th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 10 December 2000 - 15 December 2000
2000
Drake VA; Wang H, 2000, 'Insect migration and population processes in inland Australia observed with monitoring radars', in Gazzoni DL (ed.), 21st International Congress of Entomology, 21st International Congress of Entomology, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, pp. 206 - 206, presented at 21st International Congress of Entomology, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, 20 August 2000 - 26 August 2000
2000
Low DJ; Drake VA; Lynam P, 2000, 'Flexible Teaching Initiatives in Physics at ADFA', in Moving Online: A Conference to Explore the Challenges for Workplaces, Colleges and Universities, Moving Online: A Conference to Explore the Challenges for Workplaces, Colleges and Universities, Gold Coast, Qld, presented at Moving Online: A Conference to Explore the Challenges for Workplaces, Colleges and Universities, Gold Coast, Qld, 18 August 2000 - 19 August 2000
2000
Drake VA; Harman I, 2000, 'Investigating the wingbeat signals of migrating insects using an insect monitoring radar', in Gazzoni DL (ed.), 21st International Congress of Entomology, 21st International Congress of Entomology, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, pp. 198 - 198, presented at 21st International Congress of Entomology, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, 20 August 2000 - 26 August 2000
2000
Wang H; Drake VA, 2000, 'Representation and dissemination of migration data from automatic insect-monitoring radars', in Gazzoni DL (ed.), 21st International Congress of Entomology, 21st International Congress of Entomology, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, pp. 200 - 200, presented at 21st International Congress of Entomology, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, 20 August 2000 - 26 August 2000
2000
Drake VA; Harman I; Wang H, 2000, 'Automatically operating radars for monitoring insect pest migrations', in Gazzoni DL (ed.), 21st International Congress of Entomology, 21st International Congress of Entomology, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, pp. 188 - 188, presented at 21st International Congress of Entomology, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, 20 August 2000 - 26 August 2000
2000
Drake VA; Gregg PC, 1999, 'Insect migration and population processes in inland Australia', in 20th Symposium and 3rd National Meeting of the Royal Entomological Society, 20th Symposium and 3rd National Meeting of the Royal Entomological Society, South Kensington, London, UK, presented at 20th Symposium and 3rd National Meeting of the Royal Entomological Society, South Kensington, London, UK, 13 September 1999 - 14 September 1999
1999
Drake VA; Harman I; Westbrook JI; Wolf WW, 1998, 'Corn earworm migration trajectories in the Lower Rio Grande Valley observed with an Insect Monitoring Radar', in 2nd Urban Environment Symposium and 13th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology, 2nd Urban Environment Symposium and 13th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, pp. 352 - 353, presented at 2nd Urban Environment Symposium and 13th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 02 November 1998 - 06 November 1998
1998
Drake VA, 1998, 'Forecasting highly mobile pests - confronting the limits of predictability?', in 6th Australian Applied Entomological Research Conference, 6th Australian Applied Entomological Research Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, presented at 6th Australian Applied Entomological Research Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 29 September 1998 - 02 October 1998
1998
Drake VA; Harman I; Hunter DM, 1998, 'Monitoring locust migratory flight with radar: An Australian field study', in 2nd Urban Environment Symposium and 13th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology, 2nd Urban Environment Symposium and 13th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, pp. 313 - 316, presented at 2nd Urban Environment Symposium and 13th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 02 November 1998 - 06 November 1998
1998
Drake VA; Gatehouse AG, 1995, 'Population trajectories through space and time: a holistic approach to insect migration', in Floyd RB; Sheppard AW; DeBarro PJ (eds.), Nicholson Centenary Conference, C S I R O, Canberra, pp. 399 - 408, presented at Nicholson Centenary Conference, Canberra, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1996BH90D00029&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
1995
DRAKE VA; HARMAN IT; BOURNE IA; WOODS GJC, 1994, 'SIMULTANEOUS ENTOMOLOGICAL AND ATMOSPHERIC PROFILING - A NOVEL TECHNIQUE FOR STUDYING THE BIOMETEOROLOGY OF INSECT MIGRATION', in 21ST CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY/11TH CONFERENCE ON BIOMETEOROLOGY AND AEROBIOLOGY, AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC, SAN DIEGO, CA, pp. 444 - 447, presented at 21st Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/11th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology, SAN DIEGO, CA, 07 March 1994 - 11 March 1994, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1994BC95G00131&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1994
DRAKE VA; ROCHESTER WA, 1994, 'THE FORMATION OF LAYER CONCENTRATIONS BY MIGRATING INSECTS', in 21ST CONFERENCE ON AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY/11TH CONFERENCE ON BIOMETEOROLOGY AND AEROBIOLOGY, AMER METEOROLOGICAL SOC, SAN DIEGO, CA, pp. 411 - 414, presented at 21st Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/11th Conference on Biometeorology and Aerobiology, SAN DIEGO, CA, 07 March 1994 - 11 March 1994, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1994BC95G00122&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1994
DRAKE VA, 1992, 'INSECT-MONITORING RADAR - A NEW SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR MIGRATION RESEARCH AND OPERATIONAL PEST FORECASTING', in Corey SA; Dall DJ; Milne WM (eds.), PEST CONTROL & SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, C S I R O, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, pp. 452 - 455, presented at 5TH AUSTRALIAN APPLIED ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH CONF, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, 28 April 1992 - 01 May 1992, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1993BY70E00122&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1992
DRAKE VA; FITT GP; ROCHESTER WA, 1992, 'METHODOLOGY FOR A COMPREHENSIVE FIELD-STUDY OF ADULT MOVEMENT IN HELICOVERPA SPP', in Corey SA; Dall DJ; Milne WM (eds.), PEST CONTROL & SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, C S I R O, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, pp. 456 - 459, presented at 5TH AUSTRALIAN APPLIED ENTOMOLOGICAL RESEARCH CONF, CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA, 28 April 1992 - 01 May 1992, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1993BY70E00123&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
1992
Journal articles
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Drake VA; Hao Z; Warrant E, 2021, 'Heading variations resolve the heading-direction ambiguity in vertical-beam radar observations of insect migration', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 42, pp. 3873 - 3898, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2021.1883202
2021
Hao Z; Drake VA; Taylor JR; Warrant E, 2020, 'Insect target classes discerned from entomological radar data', Remote Sensing, vol. 12, pp. 673 - 673, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs12040673
2020
Hu C; Li W; Wang R; Long T; Alistair Drake V, 2020, 'Discrimination of Parallel and Perpendicular Insects Based on Relative Phase of Scattering Matrix Eigenvalues', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 58, pp. 3927 - 3940, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2019.2959622
2020
Drake VA; Hatty S; Symons C; Wang H, 2020, 'Insect monitoring radar: Maximizing performance and utility', Remote Sensing, vol. 12, pp. 596 - 596, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs12040596
2020
Hao Z; Drake VA; Taylor JR, 2019, 'Resolving the heading-direction ambiguity in vertical-beam radar observations of migrating insects', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 9, pp. 6003 - 6013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5184
2019
Hu C; Li W; Wang R; Long T; Liu C; Drake VA, 2019, 'Insect Biological Parameter Estimation Based on the Invariant Target Parameters of the Scattering Matrix', IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol. 57, pp. 6212 - 6225, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2019.2904869
2019
Drake VA; Wang H, 2019, 'Ascent and descent rates of high-flying insect migrants determined with a non-coherent vertical-beam entomological radar', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 40, pp. 883 - 904, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2018.1519283
2019
Hone J; Drake VA; Krebs CJ, 2018, 'Evaluating wildlife management by using principles of applied ecology: Case studies and implications', Wildlife Research, vol. 45, pp. 436 - 445, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR18006
2018
Hao Z; Drake VA; Sidhu L; Taylor JR, 2017, 'Locust displacing winds in eastern Australia reassessed with observations from an insect monitoring radar', International Journal of Biometeorology, vol. 61, pp. 2073 - 2084, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00484-017-1404-3
2017
Drake VA; Chapman JW; Lim KS; Reynolds DR; Riley JR; Smith AD, 2017, 'Ventral-aspect radar cross sections and polarization patterns of insects at X band and their relation to size and form', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 38, pp. 5022 - 5044, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2017.1320453
2017
Hone J; Drake VA; Krebs CJ, 2017, 'The Effort-Outcomes Relationship in Applied Ecology: Evaluation and Implications', BioScience, vol. 67, pp. 845 - 852, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix091
2017
Drake VA, 2016, 'Distinguishing target classes in observations from vertically pointing entomological radars', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 37, pp. 3811 - 3835, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2016.1204028
2016
Hone J; Drake VA; Krebs CJ, 2015, 'Prescriptive and empirical principles of applied ecology', Environmental Reviews, vol. 23, pp. 170 - 176, http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/er-2014-0076
2015
Hao Z; Drake A; Sidhu L; Taylor JR, 2014, 'Investigating wind effects on insect migration', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 56, pp. 399 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.21914/anziamj.v56i0.9349
2014
Drake VA, 2014, 'Estimation of unbiased insect densities and density profiles with vertically pointing entomological radars', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 35, pp. 4630 - 4654, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2014.919682
2014
Drake VA; Wang HK, 2013, 'Recognition and characterization of migratory movements of Australian plague locusts, Chortoicetes terminifera, with an insect monitoring radar', Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.7.075095
2013
Chapman JW; Klaassen RH; Drake VA; Fossette S; Hays GC; Metcalfe JD; Reynolds AM; Reynolds DR; Alerstam T, 2011, 'Animal Orientation Strategies for Movement in Flows', Current Biology, vol. 21, pp. R861 - R870, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2011.08.014
2011
Chapman JW; Drake VA; Reynolds DR, 2011, 'Recent insights from radar studies of insect flight', Annual Review of Entomology, vol. 56, pp. 337 - 356, http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev-ento-120709-144820
2011
Dingle H; Drake VA, 2007, 'What is migration?', Bioscience, vol. 57, pp. 113 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1641/B570206
2007
Dean TJ; Drake VA, 2005, 'Monitoring insect migration with radar: the ventral-aspect polarization pattern and its potential for target identification', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 26, pp. 3957 - 3974, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431160500165955
2005
Deveson ED; Drake VA; Hunter D; Walker PM; Wang H, 2005, 'Evidence from traditional and new technologies for northward migrations of Australian plague locusts (Chortoicetes terminifera) (Walker) (Orthoptera : Acrididae) to western Queensland', Austral Ecology, vol. 30, pp. 928 - 943, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.2005.01536.x
2005
Deveson ED; Drake VA; Hunter DM; Walker PW; Wang HK, 2005, 'Evidence from traditional and new technologies for northward migrations of Australian plague locusts (Chortoicetes terminifera) (Walker) (Orthoptera : Acrididae) to western Queensland', AUSTRAL ECOLOGY, vol. 30, pp. 928 - 943, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000233411000013&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2005
Wang H; Drake VA, 2004, 'Insect monitoring radar: retrieval of wingbeat information from conical-scan observation data', Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, vol. 43, pp. 209 - 222, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2004.01.003
2004
Harman IT; Drake VA, 2004, 'Insect monitoring radar: analytical time-domain algorithm for retrieving trajectory and target parameters', Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, vol. 43, pp. 23 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2003.08.005
2004
Drake VA, 2002, 'Automatically Operating Radars for Monitoring Insect Pest Migrations', Entomologia Sinica, vol. 9, pp. 27 - 39
2002
Drake VA; Wang H; Harman I, 2002, 'Insect Monitoring Radar: Remote and Network Operation', Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, vol. 35, pp. 77 - 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-1699(02)00024-8
2002
Drake VA; Harman I; Wang H, 2002, 'Insect Monitoring Radar: Stationary-Beam Operating Mode', Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, vol. 35, pp. 111 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-1699(02)00014-5
2002
Riley JR; Drake VA, 2002, 'Technologies for insect movement and migration research', Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, vol. 35, pp. 57 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0168-1699(02)00011-X
2002
Drake VA, 1994, 'The influence of weather and climate on agriculturally important insects: An Australian perspective', Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, vol. 45, pp. 487 - 509, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AR9940487
1994
Drake VA; Farrow RA, 1989, 'The 'aerial plankton' and atmospheric convergence', Trends in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 4, pp. 381 - 385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0169-5347(89)90107-9
1989
RUI‐LU C; XIANG‐ZHE B; DRAKE VA; FARROW RA; SU‐YUN W; YA‐JIE S; BAO‐PING Z, 1989, 'Radar observations of the spring migration into northeastern China of the oriental armyworm moth, Mythimna separata, and other insects', Ecological Entomology, vol. 14, pp. 149 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1989.tb00765.x
1989
Drake VA; Farrow RA, 1988, 'The influence of atmospheric structure and motions on insect migration', Annual review of entomology. Vol. 33, pp. 183 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.en.33.010188.001151
1988
Drake VA, 1985, 'Solitary wave disturbances of the nocturnal boundary layer revealed by radar observations of migrating insects', Boundary-Layer Meteorology, vol. 31, pp. 269 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00120896
1985
DRAKE VA, 1985, 'Radar observations of moths migrating in a nocturnal low‐level jet', Ecological Entomology, vol. 10, pp. 259 - 265, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1985.tb00722.x
1985
DRAKE VA; FARROW RA, 1985, 'A radar and aerial‐trapping study of an early spring migration of moths (Lepidoptera) in inland New South Wales', Australian Journal of Ecology, vol. 10, pp. 223 - 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1442-9993.1985.tb00885.x
1985
Drake VA, 1984, 'The vertical distribution of macro-insects migrating in the nocturnal boundary layer: A radar study', Boundary-Layer Meteorology, vol. 28, pp. 353 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00121314
1984
Drake VA, 1983, 'Collective orientation by nocturnally migrating Australian plague locusts, Chortoicetes terminifera (Walker) (Orthoptera: Acrididae): A radar study', Bulletin of Entomological Research, vol. 73, pp. 679 - 692, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007485300009287
1983
Drake VA; Farrow RA, 1983, 'The nocturnal migration of the Australian plague locust, Chortoicetes terminifera (Walker) (Orthoptera: Acrididae): Quantitative radar observations of a series of northward flights', Bulletin of Entomological Research, vol. 73, pp. 567 - 585, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007485300009172
1983
Drake VA, 1982, 'INSECTS IN THE SEA‐BREEZE FRONT AT CANBERRA: A RADAR STUDY', Weather, vol. 37, pp. 134 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.1477-8696.1982.tb03581.x
1982
Drake VA, 1981, 'Target density estimation in radar biology', Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 90, pp. 545 - 571, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-5193(81)90305-2
1981
Drake VA; Helm KF; Readshaw JL; Reid DG, 1981, 'Insect migration across Bass Strait during spring: A radar study', Bulletin of Entomological Research, vol. 71, pp. 449 - 466, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007485300008476
1981
Bowler MG; Dainton JB; Drake VA; Williams AS, 1977, 'A new study of Kπ scattering between 0.7 and 2 GeV/c2', Nuclear Physics, Section B, vol. 126, pp. 31 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0550-3213(77)90150-X
1977
Theses / Dissertations
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Hao Z, 2016, Testing ideas about Australian insect migration using entomological radar observations and a regional scale meteorological model, UNSW, UNSW Canberra
2016

The Radar Entomology Web Site (radarentomology.com.au).

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Radar entomology

Radar aeroecology

Insect migration

Organisational units
lensSchool of Science