Adam H Sparks

I am a botanical epidemiologist and ecologist specialising in multivariate statistics, network analysis, geographic information systems (GIS) and simulation modeling. Currently I lead the summer crops pathology theme in the Centre for Crop Health at the University of Southern Queensland researching integrated disease management of broadacre crops.


2009 Ph.D. Plant Pathology Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

Epidemiology and Ecology of Plant Pathogens

Dissertation: Disease risk mapping with metamodels for coarse resolution predictors: global potato late blight risk now and under future climate conditions

2007 Post Graduate Certiļ¬cate Geography Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

Geographic Information Science

2000 B.Sc. Agronomy Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Soil and Crop Management


Spatial modelling and mapping of plant diseases

The effects of climate change on plant diseases

Developing integrated disease management strategies

Research Areas

Pathogens of broadacre crops

Tropical rice disease management

Modelling and simulating crop disease epidemics