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

More details can be found on http://personal.strath.ac.uk/a.kleczkowski/

Publications

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)
https://doi.org/10.3390/rs14122845
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)
https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.17716.1
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)
https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS47720.2021.9553207
Cross-sectional telephone surveys as a tool to study epidemiological factors and monitor seasonal influenza activity in Malta
Marmara V, Marmara D, McMenemy P, Kleczkowski A
BMC Public Health Vol 21 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11862-x
Modelling the effectiveness of collaborative schemes for disease and pest outbreak prevention
Bate Andrew M, Jones Glyn, Kleczkowski Adam, Touza Julia
Ecological Modelling Vol 442 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109411
Monitoring the spread of water hyacinth (pontederia crassipes) : challenges and future developments
Datta Aviraj, Maharaj Savitri, Prabhu G Nagendra, Bhowmik Deepayan, Marino Armando, Akbari Vahid, Rupavatharam Srikanth, Sujeetha J Alice R P, Anantrao Girish Gunjotikar, Poduvattil Vidhu Kampurath, Kumar Saurav, Kleczkowski Adam
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution Vol 9 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.631338

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Professional activities

Mathematics and viruses: How to use mathematics and statistics in predicting and controlling disease outbreaks
Speaker
14/5/2020
Mathematics and viruses: How to use mathematics and statistics in predicting and controlling disease outbreaks
Speaker
8/5/2020
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
Visiting researcher
28/2/2020
Bialystok University of Technology
Visiting researcher
3/2/2020
Jagiellonian University
Visiting researcher
27/1/2020
CRC/Taylor & Francis Group (Publisher)
Editor
2020

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Projects

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
Doctoral Training Partnership 2020-2021 University of Strathclyde | Adair, Stephen
Arrigo, Francesca (Principal Investigator) Kleczkowski, Adam (Co-investigator) Adair, Stephen (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2024
A Decision Support tool for Potato Blackleg Disease (DeS-BL)
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023

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