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Amy Hudson

Research Ecologist

Dr. Amy Hudson
Research Ecologist

ATTN: Amy Hudson
1515 College Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Telephone: 785.802.8344


B.S., Mathematics, University of Maryland

M.S., Environmental Science and Technology, University of Maryland

Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Arizona


Dr. Amy Hudson’s expertise in climate ecology is applied to predicting arthropod-borne livestock disease spread, by identifying the role of the environment on virus-vector-host interactions. Arboviruses of interest span the globe and include bluetongue virus, epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus, and vesicular stomatitis virus. Some of her recent work has included climate change impacts on dryland agroecosystems by leveraging long-term ecological research, and the influence of oceanic and atmospheric circulations on plant growth and insect dispersal across the continent.

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DOI Yao, Q., Ben Zheng, Keyan Fang, Hudson, A., Zhou, F., Chen, H., Tan, H., Guo, F., and Trouet, V. (2024). Modulations of NAO on the interplay between monsoon and westerlies in Asia on interdecadal timescales. Climate Dynamics.
DOI Hudson, A.R., McGregor, B.L., Shults, P., England, M., Silbernagel, C., Mayo, C., Carpenter, M., Sherman, T.J., and Cohnstaedt, L.W. (2023). Culicoides-borne Orbivirus epidemiology in a changing climate. Journal of Medical Entomology. 60(6), 1221–1229
DOI Hudson, A.R., Peters, D.P.C., Blair, J.M., Childers, D.L., Doran, P.T., Geil, K., Gooseff, M., Gross, K.L., Haddad, N.M., Pastore, M.A., Rudgers, J.A., Sala, O., Seabloom, E.W., and Shaver, G. (2022). Cross-site comparisons of dryland ecosystem response to climate change in the US Long-Term Ecological Research network. BioScience. 72(9), 889–907
DOI Humphreys, J.M., Srygley, R.B., Lawton, D., Hudson, A.R., Branson, D.H. (2022) Grasshoppers Exhibit Asynchrony and Spatial Non-Stationarity in Response to the El Niño Southern and Pacific Decadal Oscillations. Ecological Modelling. 471, 110043
DOI Hudson, A.R., Smith, W.K., Moore, D.J.P., Trouet, V. (2022). Length of Growing Season is modulated by Northern Hemisphere jet stream variability. International Journal of Climate. 42(11), 5644–5660
DOI Humphreys, J.M., Pelzel-McCluskey, A.M., Cohnstaedt, L.W., McGregor, B.L., Hanley, K.A., Hudson, A.R., Young, K.I., Peck, D., Rodriguez, L.L., Peters, D.P.C. (2021). Integrating Spatiotemporal Epidemiology, Eco-Phylogenetics, and Distributional Ecology to Assess West Nile Disease Risk in Horses. Viruses. 13(9), 1811.
DOI Peters, D.P.C., Savoy, H.M., Stillman, S., Huang, H., Hudson, A.R., Sala, O.E., Vivoni, E.R. (2021). Plant Species Richness in Multiyear Wet and Dry Periods in the Chihuahuan Desert. Climate. 9(8), 130.
DOI Xu, G., Wu, G., Liu, X., Chen, T., Wang, B., Hudson, A., Trouet, V. (2020). Age-related climate response of tree-ring d13C and d18O from Spruce in Northwestern China, with implications for relative humidity reconstructions. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences. 125, e2019JG005513.
DOI Smith, W.K., Dannenberg, M.P., Yan, D., Herrmann, S., Barnes, M.L., Barron-Gafford, G.A., Biederman, J.A., Ferrenberg, S., Fox, A.M., Hudson, A.R., Knowles, J.F., MacBean, N., Moore, D.J.P., Nagler, P.L., Reed, S.C., Rutherford, W.A., Scott, R.L., Wang, X., Yang, J. (2019). Remote sensing of dryland ecosystem structure and function: Progress, challenges, and opportunities. Remote Sensing of Environment. 233, 111401.
DOI Hudson, A.R., R. Alfaro-Sanchez, F. Babst, S. Belmecheri, D.J.P. Moore, and V. Trouet (2019). Seasonal and synoptic climatic drivers of tree growth in the Bighorn Mountains, WY, USA (1654-1983 CE). Dendrochronologia. 58, 125633.
DOI Xu, G., X. Liu, Q. Zhang, Q. Zhang, A. Hudson, and V. Trouet (2019). Century-scale temperature variability and onset of industrial-era warming in the Eastern Tibetan Plateau. Climate Dynamics. 53, 4569–4590.
DOI Albrecht, T., and A. Hudson (2019). Being persuasive: Lessons from lawyers that all scientists need. Eos. 100. Published on 04 February 2019.
DOI Alfaro-Sánchez R., H. Nguyen, S. Klesse, A. Hudson, S. Belmecheri, N. Köse, H.F. Diaz HF, R. Villalba, V. Trouet (2018). Climatic and volcanic forcing of tropical belt northern boundary over the past 800 years. Nature Geoscience. 11, 933-938
DOI Smith, W. K., J. A. Biederman, R.L. Scott, D.J.P. Moore, M. He, J.S. Kimball, D. Yan, A. Hudson, M.L. Barnes, N. MacBean, A.M. Fox, M.E. Litvak (2018). Chlorophyll Fluorescence Better Captures Seasonal and Interannual Gross Primary Productivity Dynamics Across Dryland Ecosystems of Southwestern North America. Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 748–757.
DOI Belmecheri, S., F. Babst, A.R. Hudson, J. Betancourt, V. Trouet (2017). Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream Position Indices as Diagnostic Tools for Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics. Earth Interactions, 21(8), 1–23.
DOI Hudson, A.R. and D.R. Tilley. (2014). Assessment of uncertainty in emergy evaluations using Monte Carlo simulations. Ecological Modelling. 271, 52-61.

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      Hudson, A.R., Mcgregor, B.L., Shults, P.T., England, M., Silbernegal, C., Mayo, C., Carpenter, M., Sherman, T., Cohnstaedt, L.W. 2023. Orbivirus epidemiology in a changing climate. Journal of Medical Entomology. 60(6):1221-1229.