Dr Adam Komarek

Senior Lecturer in Agribusiness

School of Agriculture and Food Sustainability
Faculty of Science
a.komarek@uq.edu.au
+61 7 54601 314

Overview

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Science, University of Sydney

Publications

  • Komarek, Adam M., Willenbockel, Dirk, Dunston, Shahnila, Cenacchi, Nicola, Godfray, H. Charles J., Mason-D’Croz, Daniel, Sulser, Timothy B. and Wiebe, Keith (2024). Income and employment effects of a transition towards healthier diets. 68th Annual Conference of The Australasian Agricultural & Resource Economics Society, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 6-9 February 2024.

  • Ruhon, Radhiyah, Waldron, Scott, Langford, Zannie, Komarek, Adam, Zhang, Jing and Cahyadi, Eko (2024). The South Sulawesi seaweed industry. Globalisation and livelihood transformations in the Indonesian seaweed industry. (pp. 77-98) edited by Zannie Langford. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003183860-5

  • El Ansari, Loubna, Chenoune, Roza, Yigezu, Yigezu A., Komarek, Adam M., Gary, Christian and Belhouchette, Hatem (2023). Intensification options in cereal-legume production systems generate trade-offs between sustainability pillars for farm households in northern Morocco. Agricultural Systems, 212 103769, 103769. doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2023.103769

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • Submit your application for this UQ-based PhD scholarship by 5 March, 2024 here.

    This UQ-based PhD candidate will work on the development and application of an integrated economic-biophysical framework to assess the role of digital tools and technologies in African livestock production. Many tools and technologies are available for testing, such as the management of biomass in grazing lands through using digital technologies to match feed supply with demand in near real-time, and improved practices related to breeds and nutrition, including feed supplements that reduce GHG emissions. Amidst the availability of these tools and technologies, unanswered questions remain regarding their economic and social sustainability under risk.

    The work of this candidate will prioritise how suitable these tools and technologies are within African livestock systems at field and farm scale from an economic, social, and risk perspective. The work will involve collaboration with experimental researchers and modellers, particularly with respect to production and environmental performance, at the Technical University of Munich.

    There is another PhD position open at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany, focused on developing innovative approaches to evaluate the potential for smart technologies to contribute to improved environmental performance and resilience of African livestock systems. Candidates for both positions will be interviewed by the project team. Access the TUM-based scholarship advertisement here.

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Ruhon, Radhiyah, Waldron, Scott, Langford, Zannie, Komarek, Adam, Zhang, Jing and Cahyadi, Eko (2024). The South Sulawesi seaweed industry. Globalisation and livelihood transformations in the Indonesian seaweed industry. (pp. 77-98) edited by Zannie Langford. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003183860-5

  • Koo, Jawoo, Nkonya, Ephraim, Azzarri, Carlo, Cox, Cindy, Johnson, Timothy, Komarek, Adam M., Kwon, Ho-Young, De Pinto, Alex, Roberts, Cleo and Zhang, Wei (2016). Land and soil management: promoting healthy soils for healthier agricultural systems. 2016 Global Food Policy Report. (pp. 41-47) edited by International Food Policy Research Institute. Washington, DC, United States: International Food Policy Research Institute. doi: 10.2499/9780896295827

  • Waldron, Scott A., Brown, Colin G. and Komarek, Adam M. (2014). Growth, globalization and upgrading of the Chinese cashmere industry. The Political Economy of Agro-Food Markets in China: The Social Construction of the Markets in an Era of Globalization. (pp. 257-278) edited by Louis Augustin-Jean and Björn Alpermann. Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9781137277954_11

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Submit your application for this UQ-based PhD scholarship by 5 March, 2024 here.

    This UQ-based PhD candidate will work on the development and application of an integrated economic-biophysical framework to assess the role of digital tools and technologies in African livestock production. Many tools and technologies are available for testing, such as the management of biomass in grazing lands through using digital technologies to match feed supply with demand in near real-time, and improved practices related to breeds and nutrition, including feed supplements that reduce GHG emissions. Amidst the availability of these tools and technologies, unanswered questions remain regarding their economic and social sustainability under risk.

    The work of this candidate will prioritise how suitable these tools and technologies are within African livestock systems at field and farm scale from an economic, social, and risk perspective. The work will involve collaboration with experimental researchers and modellers, particularly with respect to production and environmental performance, at the Technical University of Munich.

    There is another PhD position open at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany, focused on developing innovative approaches to evaluate the potential for smart technologies to contribute to improved environmental performance and resilience of African livestock systems. Candidates for both positions will be interviewed by the project team. Access the TUM-based scholarship advertisement here.