Jody Potter

Analytical Instrumentation Scientist III
Phone: (603) 862-2341
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm 162, Durham, NH 03824
Jody Potter

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

Wymore, A. S., Potter, J., Rodríguez-Cardona, B., & McDowell, W. H. (2018). Using In-Situ Optical Sensors to Understand the Biogeochemistry of Dissolved Organic Matter Across a Stream Network. Water Resources Research, 54(4), 2949-2958. doi:10.1002/2017wr022168

Snyder, L., Potter, J. D., & McDowell, W. H. (2018). An Evaluation of Nitrate, fDOM, and Turbidity Sensors in New Hampshire Streams. Water Resources Research, 54(3), 2466-2479. doi:10.1002/2017wr020678

Koenig, L. E., Shattuck, M. D., Snyder, L. E., Potter, J. D., & McDowell, W. H. (2017). Deconstructing the Effects of Flow on DOC, Nitrate, and Major Ion Interactions Using a High-Frequency Aquatic Sensor Network. Water Resources Research, 53(12), 10655-10673. doi:10.1002/2017wr020739

Figueroa-Nieves, D., McDowell, W. H., Potter, J. D., & Martínez, G. (2016). Limited uptake of nutrient input from sewage effluent in a tropical landscape. Freshwater Science, 35(1), 12-24. doi:10.1086/684992

Wymore, A. S., Compson, Z. G., McDowell, W. H., Potter, J. D., Hungate, B. A., Whitham, T. G., & Marks, J. C. (2015). Leaf-litter leachate is distinct in optical properties and bioavailability to stream heterotrophs. Freshwater Science, 34(3), 857-866. doi:10.1086/682000

Beaulieu, J. J., Tank, J. L., Hamilton, S. K., Wollheim, W. M., Hall, 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, 108(1), 214-219. doi:10.1073/pnas.1011464108

BERNOT, M. E. L. O. D. Y. J., SOBOTA, D. A. N. I. E. L. J., HALL, R. O. B. E. R. T. O., MULHOLLAND, P. A. T. R. I. C. K. J., DODDS, W. A. L. T. E. R. K., WEBSTER, J. A. C. K. S. O. N. R., . . . WILSON, K. Y. M. (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., Hall, R. O., Sobota, D. J., Dodds, W. K., Findlay, S. E. G., Grimm, N. B., . . . Thomasn, S. M. (2009). Nitrate removal in stream ecosystems measured by 15N addition experiments: Denitrification. Limnology and Oceanography, 54(3), 666-680. doi:10.4319/lo.2009.54.3.0666

Hall, R. O., Tank, J. L., Sobota, D. J., Mulholland, P. J., O'Brien, J. M., Dodds, W. K., . . . Arangob, C. P. (2009). Nitrate removal in stream ecosystems measured by 15N addition experiments: Total uptake. Limnology and Oceanography, 54(3), 653-665. doi:10.4319/lo.2009.54.3.0653

Mulholland, P. J., Helton, A. M., Poole, G. C., Hall, 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), 202-205. doi:10.1038/nature06686

Most Cited Publications