Peter Hudson

Former Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences; Willaman Professor of Biology

Peter Hudson

Research Summary

Population dynamics of infectious diseases in wildlife and the dynamics of parasite community structure.

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Pesticides Parasites Viruses Ecosystems Land Use Public Health Population Zoonoses Infection Environmental Health Animals Infectious Disease Chiroptera Health Infectious Diseases Biodiversity Wildlife Ecosystem Human Health Food Pesticide Food Production Environment Wolves Fresh Water

Most Recent Papers

Patterns and processes of pathogen exposure in gray wolves across North America

Ellen E. Brandell, Paul C. Cross, Meggan E. Craft, Douglas W. Smith, Edward J. Dubovi, Marie L.J. Gilbertson, Tyler Wheeldon, John A. Stephenson, Shannon Barber-Meyer, Bridget L. Borg, Mathew Sorum, Daniel R. Stahler, Allicia Kelly, Morgan Anderson, H. Dean Cluff, Daniel R. MacNulty, Dominique E. Watts, Gretchen H. Roffler, Helen Schwantje, Mark Hebblewhite, Kimberlee Beckmen, Peter J. Hudson, 2021, Scientific Reports

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Samantha L. Rumschlag, Michael B. Mahon, Jason T. Hoverman, Thomas R. Raffel, Hunter J. Carrick, Peter J. Hudson, Jason R. Rohr, 2021, Nature Communications

Ecological countermeasures for preventing zoonotic disease outbreaks

Jamie K. Reaser, Arne Witt, Gary M. Tabor, Peter J. Hudson, Raina K. Plowright, 2021, Restoration Ecology

Land use-induced spillover

Raina K. Plowright, Jamie K. Reaser, Harvey Locke, Stephen J. Woodley, Jonathan A. Patz, Daniel J. Becker, Gabriel Oppler, Peter J. Hudson, Gary M. Tabor, 2021, The Lancet Planetary Health on p. e237-e245

A metapopulation model of social group dynamics and disease applied to Yellowstone wolves

Ellen E. Brandell, Andrew P. Dobson, Peter J. Hudson, Paul C. Cross, Douglas W. Smith, 2021, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Land use-induced spillover

Jamie K. Reaser, Gary M. Tabor, Daniel J. Becker, Philip Muruthi, Arne Witt, Stephen J. Woodley, Manuel Ruiz-Aravena, Jonathan A. Patz, Valerie Hickey, Peter J. Hudson, Harvey Locke, Raina K. Plowright, 2021, Parks on p. 161-178

The ecology of nipah virus in bangladesh

Clifton D. McKee, Ausraful Islam, Stephen P. Luby, Henrik Salje, Peter J. Hudson, Raina K. Plowright, Emily S. Gurley, 2021, Viruses

Group density, disease, and season shape territory size and overlap of social carnivores

Ellen E. Brandell, Nicholas M. Fountain-Jones, Marie L.J. Gilbertson, Paul C. Cross, Peter J. Hudson, Douglas W. Smith, Daniel R. Stahler, Craig Packer, Meggan E. Craft, 2021, Journal of Animal Ecology on p. 87-101

Consistent effects of pesticides on community structure and ecosystem function in freshwater systems

Samantha L. Rumschlag, Michael B. Mahon, Jason T. Hoverman, Thomas R. Raffel, Hunter J. Carrick, Peter J. Hudson, Jason R. Rohr, 2020, Nature Communications

Convalescent plasma anti–SARS-CoV-2 spike protein ectodomain and receptor-binding domain IgG correlate with virus neutralization

Eric Salazar, Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Paul A. Christensen, Todd Eagar, Xin Yi, Picheng Zhao, Zhicheng Jin, S. Wesley Long, Randall J. Olsen, Jian Chen, Brian Castillo, Christopher Leveque, Dalton Towers, Jason Lavinder, Jimmy Gollihar, Jose Cardona, Gregory Ippolito, Ruth Nissly, Ian Bird, Denver Greenawalt, Randall M. Rossi, Abhinay Gontu, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Indira Poojary, Isabella M. Cattadori, Peter J. Hudson, Nicole M. Josleyn, Laura Prugar, Kathleen Huie, Andrew Herbert, David W. Bernard, John M. Dye, Vivek Kapur, James M. Musser, 2020, Journal of Clinical Investigation on p. 6728-6738

Most-Cited Papers

Ecological dynamics of emerging bat virus spillover

Raina K. Plowright, Peggy Eby, Peter J. Hudson, Ina L. Smith, David Westcott, Wayne L. Bryden, Deborah Middleton, Peter A. Reid, Rosemary A. McFarlane, Gerardo Martin, Gary M. Tabor, Lee F. Skerratt, Dale L. Anderson, Gary Crameri, David Quammen, David Jordan, Paul Freeman, Lin Fa Wang, Jonathan H. Epstein, Glenn A. Marsh, Nina Y. Kung, Hamish McCallum, 2014, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Pathways to zoonotic spillover

Raina K. Plowright, Colin R. Parrish, Hamish McCallum, Peter J. Hudson, Albert I. Ko, Andrea L. Graham, James O. Lloyd-Smith, 2017, Nature Reviews Microbiology on p. 502-510

Does biodiversity protect humans against infectious disease?

Chelsea L. Wood, Kevin D. Lafferty, Giulio DeLeo, Hillary S. Young, Peter J. Hudson, Armand M. Kuris, 2014, Ecology on p. 817-832

Emerging human infectious diseases and the links to global food production

Jason R. Rohr, Christopher B. Barrett, David J. Civitello, Meggan E. Craft, Bryan Delius, Giulio A. DeLeo, Peter J. Hudson, Nicolas Jouanard, Karena H. Nguyen, Richard S. Ostfeld, Justin V. Remais, Gilles Riveau, Susanne H. Sokolow, David Tilman, 2019, Nature Sustainability on p. 445-456

Unraveling the disease consequences and mechanisms of modular structure in animal social networks

Pratha Sah, Stephan T. Leu, Paul C. Cross, Peter J. Hudson, Shweta Bansal, 2017, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on p. 4165-4170

Evolutionary history and attenuation of myxoma virus on two continents.

Peter J. Kerr, Elodie Ghedin, Jay V. DePasse, Adam Fitch, Isabella M. Cattadori, Peter J. Hudson, David C. Tscharke, Andrew F. Read, Edward C. Holmes, 2012, PLoS Pathogens

Climate change and infectious diseases

Xavier Rodó, Mercedes Pascual, Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes, Alexander Gershunov, Dáithí A. Stone, Filippo Giorgi, Peter J. Hudson, James Kinter, Miquel Àngel Rodríguez-Arias, Nils Ch Stenseth, David Alonso, Javier García-Serrano, Andrew P. Dobson, 2013, Climatic Change on p. 625-640

Parasite invasion following host reintroduction

Emily S. Almberg, Paul C. Cross, Andrew P. Dobson, Douglas W. Smith, Peter J. Hudson, 2012, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences on p. 2840-2851

Breaking beta

Hamish McCallum, Andy Fenton, Peter J. Hudson, Brian Lee, Beth Levick, Rachel Norman, Sarah E. Perkins, Mark Viney, Anthony J. Wilson, Joanne Lello, 2017, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Spatio-temporal dynamics of pneumonia in bighorn sheep

E. Frances Cassirer, Raina K. Plowright, Kezia R. Manlove, Paul C. Cross, Andrew P. Dobson, Kathleen A. Potter, Peter J. Hudson, 2013, Journal of Animal Ecology on p. 518-528

News Articles Featuring Peter Hudson

Wolf social group dynamics matter for infectious disease spread, models suggest

By modeling wolves in Yellowstone National Park, researchers have discovered that how a population is organized into social groups affects the spread of infectious diseases within the population. The findings may be applicable to any social species and could be useful in the protection of endangered species that suffer from disease outbreaks.

Efforts to control livestock disease should focus on management style, not age

The risk of transmitting the virus PPRV, which produces a highly infectious and often fatal disease in sheep and goats, does not appear to vary significantly by an animal’s age, unlike its sibling virus measles, which is most prominent in children.

Listening to your gut: A powerful new tool on the microbiome and cell metabolism

Many aspects of our lives — not only the presence or absence of certain diseases, but conditions like obesity, sleep patterns, even mood — may be determined, to a surprising extent, by the microbes living inside of us.

Livestock disease risk tied to herd management style in Tanzania

A new study provides an updated picture of the prevalence of the sheep and goat plague virus (PPRV), a widespread and often fatal disease that threatens 80 percent of the world’s sheep and goats, in Northern Tanzania.

Project to prevent bat-borne diseases receives $10 million funding

In an effort to prevent the spread of some of the world's most lethal diseases, an international research team spanning five continents and including scientists from Penn State will study bats in Australia, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Ghana.

5,000 Gray Wolves Are Better Than None

The Trump administration has decided that they are no longer endangered. Does that decision endanger the species?

MSU project to prevent bat-borne diseases wins $10 million grant

In an effort to prevent some of the world's most lethal diseases, an international research team spanning five continents and led by Montana State University will study bats in Australia, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Ghana.

The Huck tackles humanity's pressing questions

The work of the Huck Institutes includes cancer research, micro-biotical research, metabolomics research, genomics, and many other things that a layperson might not easily understand. Huck scientists are working to prevent diseases in humans, animals, and plants, working to improve crop yields, working to understand how each body responds differently to medications, and what is happening to the bee population, among many other things.

Montana State-led research project wins $10 million grant to prevent bat-borne diseases

In an effort to prevent some of the world's most lethal diseases, an international research team spanning five continents and led by Montana State University will study bats in Australia, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Ghana.

Ecologists share their passion for nature in these winning images

There are plenty of nature photography competitions throughout the year, but few honor those who both work in the field and are talented photographers. The British Ecological Society annual photo competition stands out from the rest because every image was taken by an ecologist or a student studying ecology. Most of the photographs represent the particular person's area of expertise/study.