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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Parasites Ecosystem Pesticides Biodiversity Chiroptera Viruses Infectious Disease Pesticide Infection Public Health Ecosystems Coronavirus Infectious Diseases Carbon Cycle Zoonoses Wildlife Animals Ecology Effect Population Human Health Food Immunity North America Land Use Change

Most Recent Papers

Ecology, evolution and spillover of coronaviruses from bats

Manuel Ruiz-Aravena, Clifton McKee, Amandine Gamble, Tamika Lunn, Aaron Morris, Celine E. Snedden, Claude Kwe Yinda, Julia R. Port, David W. Buchholz, Yao Yu Yeo, Christina Faust, Elinor Jax, Lauren Dee, Devin N. Jones, Maureen K. Kessler, Caylee Falvo, Daniel Crowley, Nita Bharti, Cara E. Brook, Hector C. Aguilar, Alison J. Peel, Olivier Restif, Tony Schountz, Colin R. Parrish, Emily S. Gurley, James O. Lloyd-Smith, Peter J. Hudson, Vincent J. Munster, Raina K. Plowright, 2022, Nature Reviews Microbiology on p. 299-314

Author Correction

Manuel Ruiz-Aravena, Clifton McKee, Amandine Gamble, Tamika Lunn, Aaron Morris, Celine E. Snedden, Claude Kwe Yinda, Julia R. Port, David W. Buchholz, Yao Yu Yeo, Christina Faust, Elinor Jax, Lauren Dee, Devin N. Jones, Maureen K. Kessler, Caylee Falvo, Daniel Crowley, Nita Bharti, Cara E. Brook, Hector C. Aguilar, Alison J. Peel, Olivier Restif, Tony Schountz, Colin R. Parrish, Emily S. Gurley, James O. Lloyd-Smith, Peter J. Hudson, Vincent J. Munster, Raina K. Plowright, 2022, Nature Reviews Microbiology on p. 315

Multiple spillovers from humans and onward transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in white-tailed deer

Suresh V. Kuchipudi, Meera Surendran-Nair, Rachel M. Ruden, Michele Yon, Ruth H. Nissly, Kurt J. Vandegrift, Rahul K. Nelli, Lingling Li, Bhushan M. Jayarao, Costas D. Maranas, Nicole Levine, Katriina Willgert, Andrew J.K. Conlan, Randall J. Olsen, James J. Davis, James M. Musser, Peter John Hudson, Vivek Kapur, 2022, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Pesticides alter ecosystem respiration via phytoplankton abundance and community structure

Samantha L. Rumschlag, Dale A. Casamatta, Michael B. Mahon, Jason T. Hoverman, Thomas R. Raffel, Hunter J. Carrick, Peter J. Hudson, Jason R. Rohr, 2022, Global Change Biology on p. 1091-1102

Fostering landscape immunity to protect human health

Jamie K. Reaser, Brooklin E. Hunt, Manuel Ruiz-Aravena, Gary M. Tabor, Jonathan A. Patz, Daniel Becker, Harvey Locke, Peter J. Hudson, Raina K. Plowright, 2022, Conservation Letters

Examination of the interaction between age-specific predation and chronic disease in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Ellen E. Brandell, Paul C. Cross, Douglas W. Smith, Will Rogers, Nathan L Galloway, Daniel R. MacNulty, Daniel R. Stahler, John Treanor, Peter J. Hudson, 2022, Journal of Animal Ecology

Identification of Bacillus anthracis, Brucella spp., and Coxiella burnetii DNA signatures from bushmeat

Robab Katani, Megan A. Schilling, Beatus Lyimo, Ernest Eblate, Andimile Martin, Triza Tonui, Isabella M. Cattadori, Stephen C. Francesconi, Anna Bond Estes, Dennis Rentsch, Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Samson Lyimo, Lidia Munuo, Christian K. Tiambo, Francesca Stomeo, Paul Gwakisa, Fausta Mosha, Peter John Hudson, Joram J. Buza, Vivek Kapur, 2021, Scientific Reports

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

Publisher Correction

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

Author Correction

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, Heather Fenton, Peter J. Hudson, 2021, Scientific Reports

Most-Cited Papers

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

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

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

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

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

Towards common ground in the biodiversity–disease debate

Jason R. Rohr, David J. Civitello, Fletcher W. Halliday, Peter J. Hudson, Kevin D. Lafferty, Chelsea L. Wood, Erin A. Mordecai, 2020, Nature Ecology and Evolution on p. 24-33

Evolutionary history and attenuation of myxoma virus on two continents.

P Kerr, E Ghedin, J DePasse, A Fitch, Isabella Cattadori, P Hudson, D Tscharke, A Read, E Holmes, 2012, PLoS Pathogens on p. e1002950

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

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

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

News Articles Featuring Peter Hudson

Omicron-Infected Whitetail Deer Detected in New York

The first cases of whitetail deer carrying the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus have been discovered in Staten Island, New York. Researchers there report that 19 of 131 deer sampled between December 12, 2021, and Janauary 31, 2022, tested positive for the virus’ antibodies, indicating prior exposure to the coronavirus. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) nasal swab testing of 68 deer revealed that seven were actively infected, with at least four of those confirmed to be Omicron.

Deer may be reservoir for SARS-CoV-2, study finds

The findings of a study by Penn State and Iowa researchers suggest that white-tailed deer may be a reservoir for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to continually circulate, and raises concerns of emergence of new strains that may prove a threat to wildlife and, possibly, to humans.

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.

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