Dr Matthew Adams

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 53687


I am an applied mathematical modeller of ecological, biological and physical systems. My current research investigates seagrass physiology and its interactions with environmental conditions across multiple spatial and temporal scales. In particular, my work spans the spectrum from quantitative analysis of experimental data to theoretical models, bridging the gap between ecologists and modellers, and showing how all levels of mathematics can be used to gain insights into environmental systems.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physics)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science-Honours (Physics)


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Conference Publication

  • Adams, M. P., Ferguson, A. J. P., Collier, C. J., Baird, M. E., Gruber, R. K. and O'Brien, K. R. (2015). Assessment of light history indicators for predicting seagrass biomass. In: T. Weber, M. J. McPhee and R. S. Anderssen, MODSIM2015, 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation. Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand. International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, (1303-1309). 29 November - 4 December 2015.

  • Carroll, Joshua, Chou, Alison, Cletus, Biju, Olds, William, Adams, Matthew, Izake, Emad, Fredericks, Peter and Jaatinen, Esa (2014). Enhancing Raman signal sufficiently for practical sensing applications. In: Optical Instrumentation for Energy and Environmental Applications 2014. Optics and Photonics for Energy and the Environment (E2), Canberra, ACT, Australia, (EW5A.5.1-EW5A.5.3). 2-5 December 2014. doi:10.1364/E2.2014.EW5A.5

  • Adams, Matthew P., Maxwell, Paul, Samper-Villarreal, Jimena, Ferguson. Angus and O’Brien, Kate (2013). Predicting the impact of light deprivation on seagrass production and viability. In: Program and Abstract Handbook: AMSA2013 Golden Jubilee Conference. AMSA 2013: Australian Marine Science Golden Jubilee Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, (79-79). 7-11 July 2013.

  • Adams, Matthew P., Mallet, Daniel G. and Pettet, Graeme J. (2012). Solution methods for advection-diffusion-reaction equations on growing domains and subdomains, with application to modelling skin substitutes. In: YuanTong Gu and Suvash C. Saha, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2012). 4th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM2012), Gold Coast, Australia, (1-9). 25-28 November 2012.

  • Adams, Matthew Philip, Mallet, Dann G. and Pettet, G. J. (2011). A continuum model of the growth of engineered epidermal skin substitutes. In: Proceedings of the 10th Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference. 10th Biennial Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference (EMAC2011), Sydney, Australia, (C90-C109). 4-7 December 2011. doi:10.0000/anziamj.v53i0.5075

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