Ludda joined the Department of Earth and Environmental Science PhD program in 2019. Her interests are scaling methane and carbon dioxide emissions, climate change impacts on Arctic carbon cycling through wildfires and permafrost thaw, and coupled biogeochemical cycling at terrestrial-aquatic interfaces. Ludda received her M.Sc. in Biological Sciences from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and B.A. in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Environmental Studies from St. Olaf College.
Ludda is investigating Hierarchical Scaling of Carbon Fluxes from Terrestrial-Aquatic Interfaces in the Arctic as part of her NASA FINESST fellowship.
Publications from Previous Research
- Jessica S. Dabrowski, Matthew A. Charette, Paul J. Mann, Sarah M. Ludwig, Susan M. Natali, Robert Max Holmes, John D. Schade, Margaret Powell, Paul B. Henderson, Using radon to quantify groundwater discharge and methane fluxes to a shallow, tundra lake on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska, Biogeochemistry 148, 69-89. 2020. link
- Roger J Michaelides, Kevin Schaefer, Howard A Zebker, Andrew Parsekian, Lin Liu, Jingyi Chen, Susan Natali, Sarah M. Ludwig, Sean R Schaefer. Inference of the impact of wildfire on permafrost and active layer thickness in a discontinuous permafrost region using the remotely sensed active layer thickness (ReSALT) algorithm, Environmental Research Letters 14 035007, 2019. link
- M.S., University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK - May 2016
- Biology and Wildlife
- B.A., St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN - May 2013
- Woods Hole Research Center: Falmouth, Massachusetts, US
- 2016-06-01 - 2019-09-01 Research Assistant & Lab Manager