David Hughes

Huck Chair in Global Food Security; Professor of Entomology and of Biology

David Hughes

Research Summary

Parasite manipulation of host behavior

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Fungi Parasites Learning Formicidae Cassava Climate Change Ant Image Segmentation Brain Crops Mobile Telephones Ants Disease Detection Insecta Fungus Animals Disease Diagnosis Plant Diseases And Disorders Behavior Control Population Leaves Signs And Symptoms (Plants) Soil Parasite Methodology

Most Recent Publications

Bipana Paudel Timilsena, Saliou Niassy, Emily Kimathi, Elfatih M. Abdel-Rahman, Irmgard Seidl-Adams, Mark Wamalwa, Henri E.Z. Tonnang, Sunday Ekesi, David P. Hughes, Edwin G. Rajotte, Sevgan Subramanian, 2022, Scientific Reports

Optimal Deployment in Crowdsensing for Plant Disease Diagnosis in Developing Countries

Andrea Coletta, Novella Bartolini, Gaia Maselli, Annalyse Kehs, Peter McCloskey, David P. Hughes, 2022, IEEE Internet of Things Journal on p. 6359-6373

An agent-based model shows zombie ants exhibit search behavior

Natalie Imirzian, David P. Hughes, 2021, Journal of Theoretical Biology

A PLAN for Tackling the Locust Crisis in East Africa: Harnessing Spatiotemporal Deep Models for Locust Movement Forecasting

Maryam Tabar, Jared Gluck, Anchit Goyal, Fei Jiang, Derek Morr, Annalyse Kehs, Dongwon Lee, David P. Hughes, Amulya Yadav, 2021, on p. 3595-3604

Ewan Colman, Vittoria Colizza, Ephraim M. Hanks, David P. Hughes, Shweta Bansal, 2021, eLife

Annalyse Kehs, Peter McCloskey, John Chelal, Derek Morr, Stellah Amakove, Bismark Plimo, John Mayieka, Gladys Ntango, Kelvin Nyongesa, Lawrence Pamba, Melodine Jeptoo, James Mugo, Mercyline Tsuma, Wincate Mukami, Winnie Onyango, David Hughes, 2021, Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

Latifa M. Mrisho, Neema A. Mbilinyi, Mathias Ndalahwa, Amanda M. Ramcharan, Annalyse K. Kehs, Peter C. McCloskey, Harun Murithi, David P. Hughes, James P. Legg, 2020, Frontiers in Plant Science

Farshad Ghambari, F. Ghanbari, F. Costanzo, D. P. Hughes, C Peco Regales, C. Peco, 2020, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids on p. 104160-1–104160-21

A new zombie ant behavior unraveled: Aggregating on tree trunks

Natalie Imirzian, João P.M. Araújo, David P. Hughes, 2020, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology

Most-Cited Papers

Sharada P. Mohanty, David P. Hughes, Marcel Salathé, 2016, Frontiers in Plant Science

Amanda Ramcharan, Kelsee Baranowski, Peter McCloskey, Babuali Ahmed, James Legg, David P. Hughes, 2017, Frontiers in Plant Science

Pedro W. Crous, Michael J. Wingfield, Treena I. Burgess, G. E.St J. Hardy, Colin Crane, Sarah Barrett, José F. Cano-Lira, Johannes J. Le Roux, Raja Thangavel, Josep Guarro, Alberto M. Stchigel, María P. Martín, Donis S. Alfredo, Paul A. Barber, Robert W. Barreto, Iuri G. Baseia, Julia Cano-Canals, Ratchadawan Cheewangkoon, Renato J. Ferreira, Josepa Gené, Christian Lechat, Gabriel Moreno, Francois Roets, Roger G. Shivas, Julieth O. Sousa, Yu Pei Tan, Nathan P. Wiederhold, Sandra E. Abell, Thiago Accioly, José Luis Albizu, Janaina L. Alves, Zaida Inês Antoniolli, Nick Aplin, João Araújo, Mahdi Arzanlou, Jadson D.P. Bezerra, Jean Philippe Bouchara, Juan Ramón Carlavilla, Aurelio Castillo, Vanina L. Castroagudín, Paulo C. Ceresini, Gordon F. Claridge, Gilberto Coelho, Victor R.M. Coimbra, L. A. Costa, Keith C. da Cunha, Silvana S. da Silva, Rosalie Daniel, Z. Wilhelm de Beer, Margarita Dueñas, Jacqueline Edwards, P. Enwistle, Patrícia O. Fiuza, Jacques Fournier, Dania García, Tatiana B. Gibertoni, Sandrine Giraud, Marcela Guevara-Suarez, Luís F.P. Gusmão, Sukanya Haituk, Michel Heykoop, Yuuri Hirooka, Tina Antje Hofmann, Jos Houbraken, David P. Hughes, Ivona Kautmanová, Olga Koppel, Ondřej Koukol, Ellen Larsson, K. P.Deepna Latha, Dong Hyeon Lee, Daniela O. Lisboa, Willyane S. Lisboa, Ángela López-Villalba, João L.N. Maciel, Patinjareveettil Manimohan, José Luis Manjón, Seonju Marincowitz, Thomas S. Marney, Martin Meijer, Andrew N. Miller, Ibai Olariaga, Laura M. Paiva, Meike Piepenbring, Juan Carlos Poveda-Molero, K. N.Anil Raj, Huzefa A. Raja, Amandine Rougeron, Isabel Salcedo, Rosita Samadi, Tiago A.B. Santos, Kelly Scarlett, Keith A. Seifert, Lucas Shuttleworth, Gladstone A. Silva, Meiriele Silva, João Paulo Zen Siqueira, Cristina M. Souza-Motta, Steven L. Stephenson, Deanna A. Sutton, Nisachon Tamakeaw, M. Teresa Telleria, Nicomedes Valenzuela-Lopez, Altus Viljoen, Cobus M. Visagie, Alfredo Vizzini, Felipe Wartchow, Brenda D. Wingfield, Eugene Yurchenko, Juan Carlos Zamora, Johannes Z. Groenewald, 2016, Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi on p. 218-403

Deep adversarial networks for biomedical image segmentation utilizing unannotated images

Yizhe Zhang, Lin Yang, Jianxu Chen, Maridel Fredericksen, David P. Hughes, Danny Z. Chen, 2017, on p. 408-416

C. Alisha Quandt, Ryan M. Kepler, Walter Gams, João P.M. Araújo, Sayaka Ban, Harry C. Evans, David Hughes, Richard Humber, Nigel Hywel-Jones, Zengzhi Li, J. Jennifer Luangsa-ard, Stephen A. Rehner, Tatiana Sanjuan, Hiroki Sato, Bhushan Shrestha, Gi Ho Sung, Yi Jian Yao, Rasoul Zare, Joseph W. Spatafora, 2014, IMA Fungus on p. 121-134

Diversity of Entomopathogenic Fungi. Which Groups Conquered the Insect Body?

J. P.M. Araújo, David Peter Hughes, 2016, on p. 1-39

Amanda Ramcharan, Peter McCloskey, Kelsee Baranowski, Neema Mbilinyi, Latifa Mrisho, Mathias Ndalahwa, James Legg, David P. Hughes, 2019, Frontiers in Plant Science

Charissa de Bekker, Robin A. Ohm, Raquel G. Loreto, Aswathy Sebastian, Istvan Albert, Martha Merrow, Andreas Brachmann, David P. Hughes, 2015, BMC Genomics

Charissa De Bekker, Lauren E. Quevillon, Philip B. Smith, Kimberly R. Fleming, Debashis Ghosh, Andrew D. Patterson, David P. Hughes, 2014, BMC Evolutionary Biology

Evolution of the indoor biome

Laura J. Martin, Rachel I. Adams, Ashley Bateman, Holly M. Bik, John Hawks, Sarah M. Hird, David Hughes, Steven W. Kembel, Kerry Kinney, Sergios Orestis Kolokotronis, Gabriel Levy, Craig McClain, James F. Meadow, Raul F. Medina, Gwynne Mhuireach, Corrie S. Moreau, Jason Munshi-South, Lauren M. Nichols, Clare Palmer, Laura Popova, Coby Schal, Martin Täubel, Michelle Trautwein, Juan A. Ugalde, Robert R. Dunn, 2015, Trends in Ecology and Evolution on p. 223-232

News Articles Featuring David Hughes

Of RINOs, DINOs and the zombie ant apocalypse

To paraphrase The Atlantic, “[T]o find the world’s most sinister example of mind control, don’t look to science fiction,” or, for that matter, to politics, but to a natural process known as “adaptive parasite manipulation.”

PlantVillage Team awarded $1M in Elon Musk XPRIZE Carbon Removal Competition

An international team led by David Hughes, founder of Penn State’s PlantVillage project, has been named among 15 milestone winners of the latest round of the XPRIZE and Musk Foundation’s Carbon Removal Competition.

Ecology grad student awarded $100K XPRIZE in Carbon Removal Competition

An international team led by Edward Amoah, a graduate student in Penn State’s intercollegiate ecology graduate program, has been named among 23 winners globally of the 2021 XPRIZE Carbon Removal Student Competition.

PlantVillage receives Cisco Foundation grant to help communities capture carbon

PlantVillage has been awarded $300,000 from the Cisco Foundation to promote regenerative agriculture on African farms to help them adapt to climate change. The PlantVillage team plans to plant 1 million trees across 12,500 farms in two counties in western Kenya, Bungoma and Busia.

PlantVillage receives Cisco Foundation grant to help communities capture carbon

PlantVillage has been awarded $300,000 from the Cisco Foundation to promote regenerative agriculture on African farms to help them adapt to climate change. The PlantVillage team plans to plant 1 million trees across 12,500 farms in two counties in western Kenya, Bungoma and Busia.

The Symbiotic Podcast returns live with 'game-changer' David Hughes

After a year’s hiatus, the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences’ Symbiotic Podcast returns at noon on Thursday, Jan. 27, featuring a livestreamed conversation with David Hughes, Huck chair in global food security, professor of entomology and biology, and founder of PlantVillage.

David Hughes makes Newsweek’s inaugural list of 'America’s Greatest Disruptors'

David Hughes—professor of biology and entomology, Huck chair in global food security, and founder of PlantVillage—has been named to a list of leading "disruptors" as a "planet protector" by the magazine Newsweek.

America's Greatest Disruptors: Planet Protectors

Innovators helping to counter climate change and other environmental challenges

Hopper-Dean family helps combat global hunger with PlantVillage matching fund

PlantVillage, a platform developed by Penn State researchers that is helping tens of millions of farmers across Africa cope with the immediate challenges of climate change, will be enhanced and expanded thanks to the generosity of Jeff Dean and Heidi Hopper, whose gift includes a commitment to match other donations up to a total of $2.5 million.

Penn State awarded nearly $39M for global research on threats to crops

​Reducing the negative effects of pests, diseases and weeds on crops in a climate-changed world is the goal of a multi-institution team led by Penn State and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as part of the organization’s initiative to end global hunger.​