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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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)
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)
Modelling plant health for policy
Jones Glyn, Kleczkowski Adam
Emerging Topics in Life Sciences Vol 4, pp. 473-483 (2020)
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)

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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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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
Benign infections or damaging epidemics: the influence of biology, the environment and agricultural practic on vector-borne phytobacteria
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
Sentinel Treescapes for Plant Biosecurity and Risk Management - Multiple Threats
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
14-Jan-2020 - 13-Jan-2022
Protected Zones Cost Benefit Analysis
Kleczkowski, Adam (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020

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Mathematics and Statistics
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