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Associate Professor
  Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Office: 304 Biosys Eng Soil Sci Office
Phone: (865) 974-7238
Email: aludwig@utk.edu

Focus: Watershed science and management

  • Stormwater Management
  • Stream and Wetland Restoration
  • Non-Point Source Pollutant Fate and Transport
Educational & Research Programs
  • Stormwater Management
  • Streambank Stabilization

Biographical sketch

Dr. Ludwig is an ecological engineer who will be working in the areas of stream restoration and watershed management. She will be conducting research into effective practices for decreasing non-point source pollution in the state’s watersheds. “Water quality and quantity issues are relevant to everyone, whether they include ensuring clean drinking water and recreational areas, or the changing regulations in stormwater,” said Dr. Ludwig.

Originally from Texas, she found an appreciation of the environment and outdoors at an early age. This led to undergraduate and master’s coursework at the University of Arkansas, where she studied ecological engineering and her research included the effects of nutrient levels in streams on algae.

Dr. Ludwig completed her Ph.D. in Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech before joining the faculty at the UT Institute of Agriculture.

Recent Publications


Ph.D. Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010
M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2006
B.S. Biological Engineering, University of Arkansas, 2004


Obed Watershed
For every flowing river in Tennessee, there are many streams that feed it. A group of volunteers on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau work to preserve water quality in these tributaries.