Alexandra Huddell

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences

Alexandra Huddell

Assistant Professor of Agroecology/Sustainable Crop Production Systems

Office location:

Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716

(CANR NEWS) Meet our new faculty: Alexandra Huddell


Resources and links



  • Postdoc – University of Maryland
  • Postdoc – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Ph.D. – Columbia University
  • B.A. – American University


Current courses



The UD Agroecology Lab works at the intersection of ecosystem ecology/biogeochemistry and agronomy to research sustainable nutrient cycling. We investigate how diversified cropping systems, alternatives to synthetic fertilizers, and increased reliance on soil nutrient pools can be leveraged to tighten nutrient cycles and reduce harmful nutrient losses. We explore how to maximize ecosystem services such as food production and soil health while minimizing eutrophication and greenhouse gas production in various agroecosystems. We use field, greenhouse, lab, remote sensing, geospatial analysis, and synthesis work to answer a range of applied and basic research questions across multiple scales, such as field, cropping system, landscape scale, and larger.