Wetland Research

If we've left out important UTIA personnel or resources, please send us a link.


Matthew J. (Matt) Gray
Amphibians and ranaviruses

Andrea Lorene Ludwig
Associate Professor
Ecological Engineering

Groups and Facilities

(10 mentions)

Cherokee Wetlands 
Wetland and engineering research, teaching and outreach opportunities for UT students, staff and faculty!

(7 mentions)

Stressors, monitoring, management, and restoration for wetland ecosystems.



Wetlands Boardwalk Installed at UT Gardens, 6/4/2018


(2 mentions)

Many bird species migrate to Tennessee from Canada, and take up residence on our wetlands. We are researching the importance of mudflats and how that habitat impacts shorebirds.

(1 mention)

Forest Research 
UT's Institute of Agriculture has research projects statewide to help landowners better manage their timber.


Recent Publications

Controlling weedy perennials, shrubs and trees on slopes and near wetlands.  Gregg, D., A. L. Ludwig, and W. E. Klingeman.  2019.  TN Greentimes, 20(4): 14-18.

Analysis of Ranavirus, Bd, and Bsal in selected wetlands and lakes from Castile and Leon Province, Spain.  Becares, E., P. Farelo, M. J. Gray, E. D. Carter, D. L. Miller, and A. Balseiro.  2018.  XIX Congreso Espanol de Herpetologia, Salamanca, Spain.

Agricultural Stormwater Loading Variability and Implications on Constructed Wetlands Performance for Pollutant Attenuation.  B. Cao  2017.  M.S. Thesis.

Created Wetlands on Showcase at the UT Gardens.  Ludwig, A. L.  2017.  Tennessee Smart Yards Newsletter Summer 2017.

A new species of Oecetis McLachlan (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae) from the Sandhills region of South Carolina, USA.  Flint, O. S., M. A. Floyd, and J. K. Moulton.  2016.  Zoosymposia, 10: 188192. [Abstract]

Simulated Flood of a Small Constructed Floodplain Wetland in Virginia: Event-Scale Pollutant Attenuation Ludwig, A. L., W. C. Hession, D. T. Scott, and D. L. Gallagher.  2016.  Transactions of the ASABE, 59(5): 1319-1329. [Abstract]

Function, restoration, and ecosystem services of riverine wetlands in the temperate zone Yang, T., L. X. Sheng, J. Zhuang, X. G. Lv, and Y. P. Cai.  2016.  Ecological Engineering, 96, 1-7.

Molecular analysis of atrazine-degrading bacteria and catabolic genes in the water column and sediment of a created wetland in an agricultural watershed.  Douglas, J. F., M. A. Radosevich, and O. H. Tuovinen.  2015.  Ecological Engineering, 83:405-412.

Groundwater Influence on Water Budget of a Small Constructed Floodplain Wetland in the Ridge and Valley of Virginia, USA Ludwig, A. L., and W. C. Hession.  2015.  Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies.

Integrated Constructed Wetlands for Treatment of Dairy Operation Runoff in Eastern Tennessee During First Year Establishment Ludwig, A. L., and W. C. Wright.  2015.  Journal of Ecological Engineering.

Habitat use and response to wetland management practices of non-breeding dabbling ducks in western Tennessee.  McClanahan, M. D.  2015.  M.S. Thesis.

American black duck wintering dynamics and dabbling duck response to herbicide application in western Tennessee wetlands.  Osborn, J. M.  2015.  M.S. Thesis.