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Assoc Prof Adam Sparks

Assoc Prof Adam Sparks
Name Adam Sparks
Position Adjunct Associate Professor
Section Centre for Crop Health (Operations)
Phone +61 7 4631 1948
Extension 1948
Qualifications BSci(Soil&CM) Purdue , GCertGeoInfSci Kansas State , PhD Kansas State
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Plant Pathology ( 060704 )
  • Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling ( 070104 )
  • Crop and Pasture Protection (Pests, Diseases and Weeds) ( 070308 )
  • Agricultural Spatial Analysis And Modelling ( 300206 )
  • Plant Pathology ( 310805 )
  • Crop And Pasture Protection (incl. Pests ( 300409 )
  • Crop And Pasture Production ( 300400 )
  • Agriculture ( 300200 )
  • Plant Biology ( 310800 )

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

Mehrabi, Zia and Delzeit, Ruth and Ignaciuk, Adriana and Levers, Christian and Braich, Ginni and Bajaj, Kushank and Amo-Aidoo, Araba and Anderson, Weston and Balgah, Roland A. and Benton, Tim G. and Chari, Martin M. and Ellis, Erle C. and Gahi, Narcisse and Gaupp, Franziska and Garibaldi, Lucas A. and Gerber, James S. and Godde, Cecile M. and Grass, Ingo and Heimann, Tobias and Hirons, Mark and Hoogenboom, Gerrit and Jain, Meha and James, Dana and Makowski, David and Masamha, Blessing and Meng, Sisi and Monprapussorn, Sathaporn and Muller, Daniel and Nelson, Andrew and Newlands, Nathaniel K. and Noack, Frederik and Oronje, MaryLucy and Raymond, Colin and Reichstein, Markus and Rieseberg, Loren H. and Rodriguez-Llanes, Jose M. and Rosenstock, Todd and Rowhani, Pedram and Sarhadi, Ali and Seppelt, Ralf and Sidhu, Balsher S. and Snapp, Sieglinde and Soma, Tammara and Sparks, Adam H.ORCID: and Teh, Louise and Tigchelaar, Michelle and Vogel, Martha M. and West, Paul C. and Wittman, Hannah and You, Liangzhi (2022) Research priorities for global food security under extreme events. One Earth, 5 (7). pp. 756-766. ISSN 2590-3330

Poudel, Barsha and Purushotham, Neeraj and Jones, Ashley and Nasim, Jamila and Adorada, Dante L.ORCID: and Sparks, Adam H.ORCID: and Schwessinger, Benjamin and Vaghefi, NiloofarORCID: (2022) The First Annotated Genome Assembly of Macrophomina tecta Associated with Charcoal Rot of Sorghum. Genome Biology and Evolution, 14 (6). pp. 1-7.

Melloy, Paul and Del Ponte, Emerson Medeiros and Sparks, Adam H. HenryORCID: (2022) Timing of Triazole-Based Spray Schedules for Managing Mungbean Powdery Mildew in Australia: a Meta-Analysis. Plant Disease: an international journal of applied plant pathology, 106 (3). pp. 918-924. ISSN 0191-2917

Boonmee, Saranyaphat and Wanasinghe, Dhanushka N. and Calabon, Mark S. and Huanraluek, Naruemon and Chandrasiri, Sajini K. U. and Jones, Gareth E. B. and Rossi, Walter and Leonardi, Marco and Singh, Sanjay K. and Rana, Shiwali and Singh, Paras N. and Maurya, Deepak K. and Lagashetti, Ajay C. and Choudhary, Deepika and Dai, Yu‑Cheng and Zhao, Chang‑Lin and Mu, Yan‑Hong and Yuan, Hai‑Sheng and He, Shuang‑Hui and Phookamsak, Rungtiwa and Jiang, Hong‑Bo and Martin, Maria P. and Duenas, Margarita and Telleria, M. Teresa and Kalucka, Izabela L. and Jagodzinski, Andrzej M. and Liimatainen, Kare and Pereira, Diana S. and Phillips, Alan J. L. and Suwannarach, Nakarin and Kumla, Jaturong and Khuna, Surapong and Lumyong, Saisamorn and Potter, Tarynn B. and Shivas, Roger G.ORCID: and Sparks, Adam H.ORCID: and Vaghefi, NiloofarORCID: and Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed A. and Abdel-Aziz, Faten A. and Li, Guo‑Jie and Lin, Wen‑Fei and Singh, Upendra and Bhatt, Rajendra P. and Lee, Hyang Burm and Nguyen, Thuong T. T. and Kirk, Paul M. and Dutta, Arun Kumar and Acharya, Krishnendu and Sarma, V. Venkateswara and Niranjan, M. and Rajeshkumar, Kunhiraman C. and Ashtekar, Nikhil and Lad, Sneha and Wijayawardene, Nalin N. and Bhat, Darbe J. and Xu, Rong‑Ju and Wijesinghe, Subodini N. and Shen, Hong‑Wei and Luo, Zong‑Long and Zhang, Jing‑Yi and Sysouphanthong, Phongeun and Thongklang, Naritsada and Bao, Dan‑Feng and Aluthmuhandiram, Janith V. S. and Abdollahzadeh, Jafar and Javadi, Alireza and Dovana, Francesco and Usman, Muhammad and Khalid, Abdul Nasir and Dissanayake, Asha J. and Telagathoti, Anusha and Probst, Maraike and Peintner, Ursula and Garrido-Benavent, Isaac and Bona, Lilla and Merenyi, Zsolt and Boros, Lajos and Zoltan, Bratek and Stielow, J. Benjamin and Jiang, Ning and Tian, Cheng‑Ming and Shams, Esmaeil and Dehghanizadeh, Farzaneh and Pordel, Adel and Javan-Nikkhah, Mohammad and Denchev, Teodor T. and Denchev, Cvetomir M. and Kemler, Martin and Begerow, Dominik and Deng, Chun‑Ying and Harrower, Emma and Bozorov, Tohir and Kholmuradova, Tutigul and Gafforov, Yusufon and Abdurazakov, Aziz and Xu, Jian‑Chu and Mortimer, Peter E. and Ren, Guang‑Cong and Jeewon, Rajesh and Maharachchikumbura, Sajeewa S. N. and Phukhamsakda, Chayanard and Mapook, Ausana and Hyde, Kevin D. (2021) Fungal diversity notes 1387–1511: taxonomic and phylogenetic contributions on genera and species of fungal taxa. Fungal Diversity, 111 (1). pp. 1-335. ISSN 1560-2745

Poudel, Barsha and Shivas, Roger G.ORCID: and Adorada, Dante L.ORCID: and Barbetti, Martin J. and Bithell, Sean L. and Kelly, Lisa A. and Moore, Natalie and Sparks, Adam H.ORCID: and Tan, Yu Pei and Thomas, Geoff and van Leur, Joop and Vaghefi, NiloofarORCID: (2021) Hidden diversity of Macrophomina associated with broadacre and horticultural crops in Australia. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 161. pp. 1-23. ISSN 0929-1873

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