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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/

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Jagiellonian University

Award Date: 1 Oct 1988

Master of Physics, Jagiellonian University

Award Date: 1 Jun 1984

External positions

Honorary Professor, University of Stirling

1 Aug 20181 Aug 2020


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