I currently am employed as a professor of biometry and agricultural data analytics at Curtin University with the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) in the Curtin Biometry and Agricultural Data Analytics (CBADA) group, providing technical leadership for the Analytics for the Australian Grains Industry (AAGI) project. I have training in botanical epidemiology and ecology training and specialise in biometry, agricultural simulation modelling and geographic information systems (GIS). I have expertise in R programming and have developed several tools to help gather weather and climate data and study pathogen populations using R and have also recently started using Julia too.

Along with Emerson Del Ponte, I co-founded Open Plant Pathology, a community of plant pathology, plant disease epidemiology, pathogen population biology, microbial ecology and genomics researchers that supports the several forms of open science practices in plant pathology.




Adam H. Sparks’s CV


Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA


Curtin University

State of Western Australia Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

University of Southern Queensland

International Rice Research Institute

Kansas State University



Open Plant Pathology

Tropical Plant Pathology