Category: Water Management

Resource Category Topic Type
Developing a mobile sensor for rapid measurements of soil carbon/nitrogen levels
Advanced soil health monitoring: NHAES CREATE project innovates on-the-go sensor for real-time data, aiding sustainable agriculture decisions.
Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station CREATE Project, Soil Management, Water Management Resource
Dominance of diffusive methane emissions from lowland headwater streams promotes oxidation and isotopic enrichment
Different aquatic bodies play different roles in the release of methane gas. Wetlands, lakes, and reservoirs all play large roles in releasing methane directly into the atmosphere. Rivers and streams weren’t historically viewed as important pieces of the global methane cycle. However, recent research from COLSA and NHAES shows that streams are dynamic places of methane production and oxidation.
Natural Resources and the Environment, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Peer Reviewed Journal Articles Climate Science, Ecosystem Services, Water Management Resource
Experimental nitrogen and phosphorus enrichment stimulates multiple trophic levels of algal and detrital-based food webs: a global meta-analysis from streams and rivers
A new meta-analysis determined that negative effects of fertilizer pollution in streams and rivers can result in algal blooms and fish kills, making environmental policy regarding nutrient runoff an urgent priority for water conservation efforts.
Funded Proposals, Natural Resources and the Environment, Peer Reviewed Journal Articles Water Management Resource
Harnessing plant-microbiome interactions for bioremediation across a freshwater urbanization gradient
This research demonstrates how harnessing variation in plants and microbiomes could improve bioremediation (i.e., the process in which biological systems transform organic contaminants into less toxic byproducts). Researchers found that experimental microcosms with duckweeds rapidly transformed the organic contaminant benzotriazole. However, microcosms with duckweeds from rural sites, diverse microbiomes, or algae were able to bioremediate a larger amount of benzotriazole.
Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, Peer Reviewed Journal Articles Ecosystem Services, Molecular Biology, Water Management Resource
Measuring wet deposit of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in a suburbanizing watershed
Study on PFAS impact: NHAES CREATE project assesses 'forever chemicals' in water, soils, and health for informed regulations and environmental safety.
Natural Resources and the Environment, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station CREATE Project, Ecosystem Services, Water Management Resource
Superlinear scaling of riverine biogeochemical function with watershed size
Recent research shows that the pollution-filtering efficiency of river networks is heavily tied to the size of their watersheds, revealing implications for estuaries and coastal areas impacted by human development and enhancing our grasp of the global carbon cycle.
Natural Resources and the Environment Water Management Resource
The Lamprey River Hydrological Observatory: Suburbanization and changing seasonality
or 20-plus years, the Lamprey River Hydrological Observatory (LRHO) has been collecting data on the chemistry and hydrology of the 212-square-mile Lamprey River watershed, providing a baseline of information on river/stream discharge, levels of nitrogen and greenhouse gases (including methane and nitrous oxide), and dissolved organic matter to compare with future climate change-based measurements and to offer a historic look at how a developing landscape and warming climate have affected the river to date.
Natural Resources and the Environment, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Peer Reviewed Journal Articles Climate Science, Water Management Resource