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Assoc Prof Adam Sparks

Assoc Prof Adam Sparks
Name Adam Sparks
Position Associate Professor (Field Crops Pathology)
Section Centre for Crop Health (Research)
Office P22101
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1948
Extension 1948
Email
Qualifications BSci(Soil&CM) Purdue , GCertGeoInfSci Kansas State , PhD Kansas State
Homepage https://adamhsparks.netlify.com/
The views expressed on staff homepages may not reflect the views of the University.

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Plant Pathology ( 060704 )
  • Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling ( 070104 )
  • Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) ( 070308 )

Research interests
Plant disease and pest epidemiology and ecology;
Crop health management decision tools;
Effects of global and climate change on crop health and mitigation and adaptation schemes;
Drivers of epidemics and how can better understanding of them guide better disease management.

Industry affiliations
American Phytopathological Society
Australasian Plant Pathology Society
Open Plant Pathology

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Crop Health (CCH)

Research most recent
The inequality-growth link revisited with spatial considerations: the case of provinces in the Philippines. Valerien O. Pede, Gustavo Barboza, Adam H. Sparks, Justin McKinley. Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy 23.3 (2018) pp. 411–427. Routledge. DOI: 10.1080/13547860.2018.1503765

Concepts, approaches, and avenues for modelling crop health and cropl osses S. Savary, A.D. Nelson, A. Djurle, P. D. Esker, A. Sparks, L. Amorim, A. Bergamin Filho, T. Caffi, N. Castilla, K. Garrett, N. McRoberts, V. Rossi, J. Yuen, L. Willocquet European Journal of Agronomy 100 (Oct. 2018) pp. 4–18. Elsevier. DOI: 10.1016/j.eja.2018.04.003

nasapower: A NASA POWER global meteorology, surface solar energy and climatology data client for R. A. H. Sparks Journal of Open Source Software 3 (Oct. 2018) p. 1035. DOI:10.21105/joss.01035


Research most notable
Climate change may have limited effect on global risk of potato late blight. A H Sparks, G A Forbes, R J Hijmans, K A Garrett. Global Change Biology 20 (Dec. 2014) pp. 3621–3631. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12587

A review on crop losses, epidemiology and disease management of rice brown spot to identify research priorities and knowledge gaps. M K Barnwal, A Kotasthane, N Magculia, P K Mukherjee, S Savary, A K Sharma, H B Singh, U S Singh, A H Sparks, M Variar, N Zaidi. European Journal of Plant Pathology 136.3 (2013) pp. 443–457. DOI: 10.1007/s10658-013-0195-6

A metamodeling framework for extending the application domain of process-based ecological models. A H Sparks, G A Forbes, R J Hijmans, K A Garrett. Ecosphere 2.8 (2011) art90. DOI: 10.1890/ES11-00128.1


Publications in ePrints

Adorada, D. L. and Gonzales, P. and McKay, A. and Vaghefi, N. and Sparks, A. H. (2018) A broad look at charcoal rot in the Northern Region broadacre crops through soil sampling and in-crop surveys. In: 10th Australasian Soilborne Diseases Symposium: Paddock to Plates, 4-8 Sept 2018, Adelaide, Australia.

Del Ponte, Emerson M. and Sparks, Adam H. and Cunniffe, Nik J. and Madden, Laurence V. (2018) Can rainfall be a useful predictor of epidemic risk across temporal and spatial scales? In: 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2018): Plant Health in a Global Economy, 29 July - 3 August 2018, Boston, MA, United States.

Savary, Serge and Nelson, Andrew D. and Djurle, Annika and Esker, Paul D. and Sparks, Adam H. and Amorim, Lilian and Filho, Armamando Bergamin and Caffi, Tito and Castilla, Nancy and Garrett, Karen and McRoberts, Neil and Rossi, Vitorrio and Yuen, Jonathan and Willocquet, Laetitia (2018) Concepts, approaches, and avenues for modelling crop health and crop losses. European Journal of Agronomy, 100. pp. 4-18. ISSN 1161-0301

Castilla, Nancy P. and Macasero, John Bethany and Villa, Joselito and Sparks, Adam H. and Willocquet, Laetitia and Savary, Serge (2018) Impacts of rice diseases in tropical Asia. In: 11th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP 2018): Plant Health in a Global Economy, 29 July - 3 August 2018, Boston, MA, United States.

Sparks, Adam H. and Thompson, John P. (2018) Linear modelling of soil temperature effects on root lesion nematode population densities in R [Blog post]. Open Plant Pathology Notes, February 2018.

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