Professor Adam Kleczkowski

Mathematics and Statistics


Personal statement

Since obtaining his Theoretical Physics PhD from the Jagiellonian University in Poland in 1989, Adam has been working on Mathematical Biology, applying models to study human, animal and plant diseases, soil and terrestrial biodiversity, and climate change. He also has worked on parameter estimation for ecological and epidemiological systems. After a post-doctoral post in Germany, he came to Cambridge in 1992, to work on human and plant diseases. In 2007 he moved to Stirling and in 2018 he joined the University of Strathclyde as a Global Talent Chair. His recent work has been on bioeconomic modelling of crop and tree diseases, linking supply of pollination services to pesticide use, and addressing food security and sustainability in aquaculture, with funding coming from MRC, European Investment Bank, BBSRC, NERC, Scottish Government and Defra. He was part of the Expert Group that provided advice to Scottish Government on the business case for the Plant Health Centre and is now a member of the Science Advice and Response Team for the Centre. 

He currently receives funding from NERC (three projects) and Scottish Government (three projects).

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, he has contributed to the Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland modelling. He has written 14 articles for The Conversation, attracting over 1.5 million reads, and is maintaining two blogs, Statistically (in)significant (in English) and Pandemia 2021 (in Polish).

His scientific publications are listed on Google Scholar, his popular science articles and references in media on Authory.

He also regularly tweets as @aklecz

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Modelling norovirus dynamics within oysters emphasises potential food safety issues associated with current testing & depuration protocols
McMenemy Paul, Kleczkowski Adam, Taylor Nick GH
Food Microbiology Vol 116 (2023)
The effect of pests and pathogens on forest harvesting regimes : a bioeconomic model
McTaggart Ewan, Megiddo Itamar, Kleczkowski Adam
Ecological Economics Vol 209 (2023)
Strathclyde Pandemic Research Journeys : Personal Accounts of Research During the Covid Period
Sutter Jens, Morton Alec, Maguire Roma, Littlejohn David, Allan Grant, Cogan Nicola, Combe Malcolm, Corrigan Damion, Cooper Benjamin, Egan Kieren, Flowers Paul, Grez Hidalgo Pablo, Inns Tom, Janssen Xanne, Kleczkowski Adam, MacBryde Jillian, Reilly Grant, Megiddo Itamar, Mwaura Samuel, Sharpe Tim, Sambajee Pratima, Suckling Colin, Carver Mark
Detecting water hyacinth infestation in Kuttanad, India, using dual-Pol Sentinel-1 SAR imagery
Simpson Morgan David, Akbari Vahid, Marino Armando, Prabhu G Nagendra, Bhowmik Deepayan, Rupavatharam Srikanth, Datta Aviraj, Kleczkowski Adam, Sujeetha J Alice RP, Anantrao Girish Gunjotikar, Poduvattil Vidhu Kampurath, Kumar Saurav, Maharaj Savitri, Hunter Peter D
Remote Sensing Vol 14 (2022)
SCoVMod - a spatially explicit mobility and deprivation adjusted model of first wave COVID-19 transmission dynamics
Banks Christopher J, Colman Ewan, Doherty Thomas, Tearne Oliver, Arnold Mark, Atkins Katherine E, Balaz Daniel, Beaunée Gaël, Bessell Paul R, Enright Jessica, Kleczkowski Adam, Rossi Gianluigi, Ruget Anne-Sophie, Kao Rowland R
Wellcome Open Research Vol 7 (2022)
Monitoring aquatic weeds in Indian wetlands using multitemporal remote sensing data with machine learning techniques
Akbari Vahid, Simpson Morgan, Maharaj Savitri, Marino Armando, Bhowmik Deepayan, Prabhu G Nagendra, Rupavatharam Srikanth, Datta Aviraj, Kleczkowski Adam, Sujeetha J RPAlice
IGARSS 2021 - 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Proceedings 2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 2021 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) Vol 2021-July, pp. 6847-6850 (2021)

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Professional Activities

Scottish Forestry Trust (External organisation)
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Mathematics and viruses: How to use mathematics and statistics in predicting and controlling disease outbreaks
Mathematics and viruses: How to use mathematics and statistics in predicting and controlling disease outbreaks
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Visiting researcher
Bialystok University of Technology
Visiting researcher

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Plant Health Centre 2022/04: Assessing long-term resilience of Scottish Sitka spruce forests to climate change and novel pests
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator) Rodrigues, Maria (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2023
Learning to Adapt to an uncertain future: linking genes, trees, people and processes for more resilient treescapes (newLEAF)
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
Connected treescapes: a portfolio approach for delivering multiple benefits from UK treescapes
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
National COVID-19 Wastewater Epidemiology Surveillance Programme
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
23-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2021
Statistical Modelling of Covid-19 data in Public Health Scotland
Robertson, Chris (Principal Investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Kleczkowski, Adam (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022
A Decision Support tool for Potato Blackleg Disease (DeS-BL)
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 29-Jan-2024

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Professor Adam Kleczkowski
Mathematics and Statistics

Tel: 548 3657