UNH researcher Jody Potter

Jody Potter

Analytical Instrumentation Scientist III
Phone: (603) 862-2341
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm 162, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: He/him/his

Assists with research & analyses in the UNH Water Quality Analysis Laboratory, including; operation, cailbration, and maintainence of sophisticated computer-controlled analytical instrumentation, developing and standardizing precedures for new and revised analyses, providing help and basic training to students, faculty, and staff in the safe operation and function of the instrumentation, maintain current knowledge as new techniques for the instruments become available, development and management of databases and spreadsheets, applying analytical quality control techniques, providing support with the design, setup and performance of field and laboratory experiments, performance of sample analyses, interpretation of results, assist with grant writing, and assist with compilation of results and conclusions for publications and reports.


  • B.S., Water Resources Engineering, University of New Hampshire

Selected Publications

  • Robison, A. L., Koenig, L. E., Potter, J. D., Snyder, L. E., Hunt, C. W., McDowell, W. H., & Wollheim, W. M. (2024). Lotic‐SIPCO2: Adaptation of an open‐source CO2 sensor system and examination of associated emission uncertainties across a range of stream sizes and land uses. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 22(4), 191-207. doi:10.1002/lom3.10600

  • McDowell, W. H., & Potter, J. D. (2022). Context dependence in a tropical forest: Repeated disturbance reduces soil nitrate response but increases phosphate. ECOSPHERE, 13(6). doi:10.1002/ecs2.4068

  • Herreid, A. M., Wymore, A. S., Varner, R. K., Potter, J. D., & McDowell, W. H. (2021). Divergent Controls on Stream Greenhouse Gas Concentrations Across a Land-Use Gradient. ECOSYSTEMS, 24(6), 1299-1316. doi:10.1007/s10021-020-00584-7

  • McDowell, W. H., Leon, M. C., Shattuck, M. D., Potter, J. D., Heartsill-Scalley, T., Gonzalez, G., . . . Wymore, A. S. (2021). Luquillo experimental forest: Catchment science in the montane tropics. HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, 35(4). doi:10.1002/hyp.14146

  • Wymore, A. S., Shattuck, M. D., Potter, J. D., Snyder, L., & McDowell, W. H. (2021). The Lamprey River Hydrological Observatory: Suburbanization and changing seasonality. HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, 35(4). doi:10.1002/hyp.14131

  • Raymond, P. A., Zappa, C. J., Butman, D., Bott, T. L., Potter, J., Mulholland, P., . . . Newbold, D. (2012). Scaling the gas transfer velocity and hydraulic geometry in streams and small rivers. Limnology & Oceanography Fluids & Environments, 2(1), 41-53. doi:10.1215/21573689-1597669

  • Beaulieu, J. J., Tank, J. L., Hamilton, S. K., Wollheim, W. M., Jr, H. R. O., Mulholland, P. J., . . . Thomas, S. M. (2011). Nitrous oxide emission from denitrification in stream and river networks. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 108(1), 214-219. doi:10.1073/pnas.1011464108

  • Bernot, M. J., Sobota, D. J., Jr, H. R. O., Mulholland, P. J., Dodds, W. K., Webster, J. R., . . . Wilson, K. (2010). Inter-regional comparison of land-use effects on stream metabolism. FRESHWATER BIOLOGY, 55(9), 1874-1890. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2427.2010.02422.x

  • Mulholland, P. J., Jr, H. R. O., Sobota, D. J., Dodds, W. K., Findlay, S. E. G., Grimm, N. B., . . . Thomas, S. M. (2009). Nitrate removal in stream ecosystems measured by N-15 addition experiments: Denitrification. LIMNOLOGY AND OCEANOGRAPHY, 54(3), 666-680. doi:10.4319/lo.2009.54.3.0666

  • Mulholland, P. J., Helton, A. M., Poole, G. C., Jr, H. R. O., Hamilton, S. K., Peterson, B. J., . . . Thomas, S. M. (2008). Stream denitrification across biomes and its response to anthropogenic nitrate loading. NATURE, 452(7184), 202-U46. doi:10.1038/nature06686

  • Most Cited Publications