Researcher biography

Adam Komarek has been a Senior Lecturer in the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland since 2021. From 2014 to 2020 he worked as a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute based in Washington DC, and as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Western Sydney University between 2009 and 2014. Adam studied at the University of Sydney, completing a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (2004) and a PhD in Agricultural Economics (2008). Adam has practical work experience in agriculture, including one year on a cattle station on the Barkly Tableland and working with mixed crop-livestock farmers in Africa, Asia, and Australia. He studies the economics of sustainable agriculture, risk and resilience, rural livelihoods, interactions between the environment and agricultural systems, including livestock, and food supply chains. Adam applies mathematical programming models, especially whole-farm bioeconomic models, and statistical methods, such as linear mixed-effects models.

Courses taught each year since 2021:

  1. Agribusiness Investment Project Appraisal (FINM3960 and FINM7960) in semester 1

  2. Sustainable Food Supply Chains (MGTS3968) in semester 1

  3. Food & Fibre Case Studies II (AGRC2000) in semester 2