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. 

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The effects of disease on optimal forest rotation : a generalisable analytical framework
Macpherson Morag F, Kleczkowski Adam, Healey John R, Hanley Nick
Environmental and Resource Economics Vol 70, pp. 565-588 (2018)
A model for estimating pathogen variability in shellfish and predicting minimum depuration times
McMenemy Paul, Kleczkowski Adam, Lees David N, Lowther James, Taylor Nick
PLoS ONE Vol 13 (2018)
Livestock disease management for trading across different regulatory regimes
Bate Andrew M, Jones Glyn, Kleczkowski Adam, Naylor Rebecca, Timmis Jon, White Piran C L, Touza Julia
EcoHealth (2018)
Pesticides and bees : ecological-economic modelling of bee populations on farmland
Kleczkowski Adam, Ellis Ciaran, Hanley Nick, Goulson David
Ecological Modelling Vol 360, pp. 53-62 (2017)
The effects of invasive pests and pathogens on strategies for forest diversification
Macpherson Morag F, Kleczkowski Adam, Healey John R, Quine Christopher P, Hanley Nick
Ecological Modelling Vol 350, pp. 87-99 (2017)
Payment for multiple forest benefits alters the effect of tree disease on optimal forest rotation length
Macpherson Morag F, Kleczkowski Adam, Healey John R, Hanley Nick
Ecological Economics Vol 134, pp. 82-94 (2017)

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