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Kevin Carolan

Research Officer

Research Interests

I work on modelling complex systems, from pathogen ecology to soil carbon. Mostly these are coded in R, though I use different languages or software for different problems.

Current Projects

I am currently working under the supervision of Gary Lanigan on the Terrain AI project, modelling soil carbon sequestration under different agricultural regimes.


  • 2014  -  PhD Modelling the Ecological Niche of M. Ulcerans, University of Montpellier
  • 2012  -  BSc Biology and MRes Environmental Biology, University of St. Andrews

Dr. Carolan has published many peer reviewed papers and a full list of his publications can be found on his ResearchGate account:

Kevin's ResearchGate Account

Carolan et al 2019 Strategies for integrated deployment of host resistance and fungicides to sustain effective crop protection Ref: 114R477 

Carolan et al 2017 B Cultivar Resistance Can Help Extend the Effective Life of Fungicides "Modern Fungicides and Antifungal Compounds", Vol. VIII, pp. 295-300. © 2017 Deutsche Phytomedizinische Gesellschaft, Braunschweig, ISBN: 978-3-941261-15-0 

Carolan et al 2017 A Extending the durability of cultivar resistance by limiting epidemic growth rates Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284(1863):20170828 

Carolan et al 2014 B Topography and Land Cover of Watersheds Predicts the Distribution of the Environmental Pathogen Mycobacterium ulcerans in Aquatic Insects PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8(11):e3298 

Carolan et al 2014 A Ecological niche modelling of Hemipteran insects in Cameroon; the paradox of a vector-borne transmission for Mycobacterium ulcerans, the causative agent of Buruli ulcer International Journal of Health Geographics 13(1):44

Combe et al 2017 Global and local environmental changes as drivers of Buruli ulcer emergence Emerging Microbes & Infections (2017) 6, e20; doi:10.1038/emi.2017.7 

Morris et al 2016 Deforestation-driven food-web collapse linked to emerging tropical infectious disease, Mycobacterium ulcerans Science Advances 2(12):e1600387-e1600387 

García-Peña et al 2016 Niche-based host extinction increases prevalence of an environmentally acquired pathogen Oikos 125(10):n/a-n/a

Zogo et al 2015 A Field Study in Benin to Investigate the Role of Mosquitoes and Other Flying Insects in the Ecology of Mycobacterium ulcerans PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(7):e0003941

Marion et al 2015 Buruli Ulcer in South Western Nigeria: A Retrospective Cohort Study of Patients Treated in Benin PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 9(1):e3443 

Landier et al 2014 Spatio-temporal Patterns and Landscape-Associated Risk of Buruli Ulcer in Akonolinga, Cameroon PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8(9):e3123