David Hughes

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Professor, Entomology

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Research interests include food security and parasite manipulation of host behavior.

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Recent Publications

Optimal Deployment in Crowdsensing for Plant Disease Diagnosis in Developing Countries

Coletta, A., Bartolini, N., Maselli, G., Kehs, A., McCloskey, P. & Hughes, D. P., May 1 2022, In: IEEE Internet of Things Journal. 9, 9, p. 6359-6373 15 p.

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Potential distribution of fall armyworm in Africa and beyond, considering climate change and irrigation patterns

Paudel Timilsena, B., Niassy, S., Kimathi, E., Abdel-Rahman, E. M., Seidl-Adams, I., Wamalwa, M., Tonnang, H. E. Z., Ekesi, S., Hughes, D. P., Rajotte, E. G. & Subramanian, S., Dec 2022, In: Scientific reports. 12, 1, 539.

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Social fluidity mobilizes contagion in human and animal populations

Colman, E., Colizza, V., Hanks, E. M., Hughes, D. P. & Bansal, S., Jul 2021, In: eLife. 10, e62177.

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An agent-based model shows zombie ants exhibit search behavior

Imirzian, N. & Hughes, D. P., Oct 7 2021, In: Journal of Theoretical Biology. 526, 110789.

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From Village to Globe: A Dynamic Real-Time Map of African Fields Through PlantVillage

Kehs, A., McCloskey, P., Chelal, J., Morr, D., Amakove, S., Plimo, B., Mayieka, J., Ntango, G., Nyongesa, K., Pamba, L., Jeptoo, M., Mugo, J., Tsuma, M., Mukami, W., Onyango, W. & Hughes, D., May 10 2021, In: Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 5, 514785.

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Insect behavioral change and the potential contributions of neuroinflammation—a call for future research

Mangold, C. A. & Hughes, D. P., Apr 2021, In: Genes. 12, 4, 465.

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Zombie-ant fungi cross continents: II. Myrmecophilous hymenostilboid species and a novel zombie lineage

Araújo, J. P. M., Evans, H. C., Fernandes, I. O., Ishler, M. J. & Hughes, D. P., 2020, In: Mycologia. 112, 6, p. 1138-1170 33 p.

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Phase-field modeling of constrained interactive fungal networks

Ghanbari, F., Costanzo, F., Hughes, D. P. & Peco, C., Dec 2020, In: Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 145, 104160.

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AntVis: A web-based visual analytics tool for exploring ant movement data

Hu, T., Zheng, H., Liang, C., Zhu, S., Imirzian, N., Zhang, Y., Wang, C., Hughes, D. P. & Chen, D. Z., Mar 2020, In: Visual Informatics. 4, 1, p. 58-70 13 p.

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A new zombie ant behavior unraveled: Aggregating on tree trunks

Imirzian, N., Araújo, J. P. M. & Hughes, D. P., Nov 2020, In: Journal of invertebrate pathology. 177, 107499.

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Evaluation of direct and indirect transmission of fungal spores in ants

Kurze, C., Jenkins, N. E. & Hughes, D. P., May 2020, In: Journal of invertebrate pathology. 172, 107351.

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Accuracy of a Smartphone-Based Object Detection Model, PlantVillage Nuru, in Identifying the Foliar Symptoms of the Viral Diseases of Cassava–CMD and CBSD

Mrisho, L. M., Mbilinyi, N. A., Ndalahwa, M., Ramcharan, A. M., Kehs, A. K., McCloskey, P. C., Murithi, H., Hughes, D. P. & Legg, J. P., Dec 18 2020, In: Frontiers in Plant Science. 11, 590889.

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Zombie-Ant Fungi Emerged from Non-manipulating, Beetle-Infecting Ancestors

Araújo, J. P. M. & Hughes, D. P., Nov 4 2019, In: Current Biology. 29, 21, p. 3735-3738.e2

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Parasite manipulation of host behavior

Hughes, D. P. & Libersat, F., Jan 21 2019, In: Current Biology. 29, 2, p. R45-R47

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Automated tracking and analysis of ant trajectories shows variation in forager exploration

Imirzian, N., Zhang, Y., Kurze, C., Loreto, R. G., Chen, D. Z. & Hughes, D. P., Dec 1 2019, In: Scientific reports. 9, 1, 13246.

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