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 effect of forest management options on forest resilience to pathogens
Roberts Micheala, Gilligan Christopher A, Kleczkowski Adam, Hanley Nick, Whalley A E, Healey John R
Frontiers in Forests and Global Change Vol 3 (2020)
One model to rule them all? Modelling approaches across OneHealth for human, animal and plant epidemics
Kleczkowski Adam, Hoyle Andy, McMenemy Paul
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Vol 374 (2019)
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)

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Professional activities

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
Jagiellonian University
Visiting researcher
CRC/Taylor & Francis Group (Publisher)

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A Decision Support tool for Potato Blackleg Disease (DeS-BL)
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
Protected Zones Cost Benefit Analysis
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
Modelling economic aspects of Potato Cyst Nematodes spread and control
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
BSPP Vacation Bursary scheme, £3k
04-Jan-2019 - 12-Jan-2019
PHC2018/16 - The future threat of PCN in Scotland
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2019
Protecting Food Security in SE Asian Countries by Developing Early-Warning and Ready-Response Systems for Invasive Weed Incursions
Kleczkowski, Adam (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
Impact of climate change on pests and diseases the spread of pests and diseases in Scotland
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator) Revie, Crawford (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019

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Mathematics and Statistics
Livingstone Tower

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