Jody Potter

Lab Manager

Analytical Instrumentation Scientist III

161 James Hall

 Jody Potter

Current projects   

1)  Understanding the long-term controls on biogeochemical cycles in the Luquillo Experimental Forest in Puerto Rico and the impact of people on water quality in urban areas of Puerto Rico (NSF LTER). 

2)  Understanding the role of dissolved organic nitrogen in stream nutrient cycling (NSF Biology). 

3)  Understanding how the rates and patterns of stream metabolism vary within and across streams (NSF Macrosystems). 

Prior education

M.S. University of New Hampshire

Publications 

Potter, J.D. 2007. Denitrification drives nitrate uptake in small Puerto Rican streams. M.S. Thesis, University of New Hampshire.

Potter, J.D., W.H. McDowell, J.L. Merriam, B.J. Peterson, and S.M. Thomas. 2010. Denitrification and total nitrate uptake in streams of a tropical landscape. Ecological Applications 20(8): 2104-2115.

Raymond P.A., C.J. Zappa, D. Butman, T.L. Bott, J.D. Potter, P.J. Mulholland, A.E. Laursen, W.H. McDowell, and D. Newbold. 2012. Scaling the gas transfer velocity and hydraulic geometry in streams and small rivers. Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environments 2: 41-53.

Beaulieu, J.J., J.L. Tank, S.K. Hamilton, W.M. Wollheim, R.O. Hall Jr, P.J. Mulholland, B.J. Peterson, L.R. Ashkenas, L.W. Cooper, C.N. Dahm, W.K. Dodds, N.B Grimm, S.L. Johnson, W.H. McDowell, G.C. Poole, H.M. Valett, C.P. Arango, M.J. Bernot, L.T. Johnson, J.M. O’Brien, J.D. Potter, R.W. Sheibley, D.J. Sobota, and S.M. Thomas. 2011. Nitrous oxide emission from denitrification in stream and river networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(1): 214-219.

Findlay, S., P.J. Mulholland, S.K. Hamilton, J.L. Tank, M.J. Bernot, A.J. Bugrin, C.L. Crenshaw, N.B. Grimm, W.H. McDowell, J.D. Potter, D.J. Sobota. 2011. Cross-stream comparison of substrate-specific denitrification potential. Biogeochemistry 104: 381-392.

Helton, A.M., G.C. Poole,  J.L. Meyer, W.M. Wollheim, B.J. Peterson, P.J. Mulholland, E.S. Bernhardt, J.A. Stanford, C. Arango, L.R. Ashkenas, L.W. Cooper, W.K. Dodds, S.V. Gregory, R.O. Hall Jr, S.K. Hamilton, S.L. Johnson, W.H. McDowell, J.D. Potter, J.L. Tank, S.M. Thomas, H.M. Valett, J.R. Webster, and L. Zeglin. 2011. Thinking outside the channel: modeling nitrogen cycling in networked river ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 229-238.

Bernot, M.J., D.J. Sobota, P.J. Mulholland, R.O. Hall, W.K. Dodds, J.R. Webster, J.L. Tank, L.R. Ashkenas, L.W. Cooper, C.N. Dahm, S.V. Gregory, N.B Grimm, S.K. Hamilton, S.L. Johnson, W.H. McDowell, J.L. Meyer, B.J. Peterson, G.C. Poole, H.M. Valett, C.P. Arango, J.J. Beaulieu, A.J. Burgin, C. Crenshaw, A.M. Helton, L.T. Johnson, J.L. Merriam, B.R. Niederlehner, J.M. O’Brien, J.D. Potter, R.W. Sheibley, S.M. Thomas, and K. Wilson. 2010. Inter-regional comparison of land-use effects on whole-stream metabolism. Freshwater Biology 55: 1874-190.

Hall, R.O., J.L. Tank, D.J. Sobota, Mulholland, P.J., J.M. O’Brien, W.K. Dodds, J.R. Webster, H.M. Valett, G.C. Poole, B.J. Peterson, J.L. Meyer, W.H. McDowell, S.L. Johnson, S.K. Hamilton, N.B Grimm, S.V. Gregory, C.N. Dahm, L.W. Cooper, L.R. Ashkenas, S.M. Thomas, R.W. Sheibley, J.D. Potter, B.R. Niederlehner, L.T. Johnson, A.M. Helton, C. Crenshaw, A.J. Burgin, M.J. Bernot, J.J. Beaulieu, C.P. Arango. 2009. Nitrate removal in stream ecosystems measured by 15N addition experiments: Total Uptake. Limnology and Oceanography 54(3): 653-665.

Mulholland, P.J., R.O. Hall, Jr., D.J. Sobota, W.K. Dodds, S. Findlay, N.B Grimm, S.K. Hamilton, W.H. McDowell, J.M. O’Brien, J.L. Tank, Ashkenas, L.W. Cooper, C.N. Dahm, S.V. Gregory, S.L. Johnson, J.L. Meyer, B.J. Peterson, G.C. Poole, H.M. Valett, J.R. Webster, C.P. Arango, J.J. Beaulieu, M.J. Bernot, A.J. Burgin, C. Crenshaw, A.M. Helton, L.T. Johnson, B.R. Niederlehner, J.D. Potter, R.W. Sheibley, and S.M. Thomas. 2009. Nitrate removal in stream ecosystems measured by 15N addition experiments: Denitrification. Limnology and Oceanography 54(3): 666-680.

Daley, M.L., J.D. Potter, and W.H. McDowell. 2009. Salinization of urbanizing New Hampshire streams and groundwater: impacts of road salt and hydrologic variability. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28:929-940. 

Mulholland, P.J., A.M. Helton, G.C. Poole, R.O. Hall, Jr., S.K. Hamilton, B.J. Peterson, J.L. Tank, L.R. Ashkenas, L.W. Cooper, C.N. Dahm, W.K. Dodds, S. Findlay, S.V. Gregory, N.B Grimm, S.L. Johnson, W.H. McDowell, J.L. Meyer, H.M. Valett, J.R. Webster, C.P. Arango, J.J. Beaulieu, M.J. Bernot, A.J. Burgin, C. Crenshaw, L.T. Johnson, B.R. Niederlehner, J.M. O’Brien, J.D. Potter, R.W. Sheibley, D.J. Sobota, and S.M. Thomas. 2008. Stream denitrification across biomes and its response to anthropogenic nitrate loading. Nature 452: 202-205. 

Wymore A.S., J.D. Potter, L.E. Snyder, B. Rodríguez-Cardona, W.H. McDowell. 2018. Using in-situ optical sensors to understand the biogeochemistry of dissolved organic matter across a stream network. Water Resources Research. DOI: 10.1002/2017WR022168

Snyder L.E., J.D. Potter, W.H. McDowell. 2018. An Evaluation of Nitrate, fDOM, and Turbidity Sensors in New Hampshire Streams. Water Resources Research. DOI: 10.1002/2017WR020678.

Koenig, L.E., M.D. Shattuck, L.E. Snyder, J.D. Potter, W.H. McDowell. 2017. Deconstructing the Effects of Flow on DOC, Nitrate, and Major Ion Interactions Using a High-Frequency Aquatic Sensor Network. Water Resources Research. DOI:10.1002/2017WR020739.

Wymore, A.S., Z.G. Compson, W.H. McDowell, J.D. Potter, B.A. Hungate, T.G. Whitman, J.C. Marks. 2015. Leaf-litter leachate is distinct in optical properties and bioavailability to stream heterotrophs. Freshwater Science. DOI: 10.1086/682000.

Figueroa-Nieves, D., W.H. McDowell, J.D. Potter, and G. Martinez. 2015. Limited uptake of nutrient input from sewage effluent in a tropical landscape. Freshwater Science. DOI:10.1086/684992.

Figueroa-Nieves, D., W.H. McDowell, J.D. Potter, G. Martinez, and J.R. Ortiz-Zayas. 2014 Effects of sewage effluents on water quality in tropical streams. J. Environ. Qual. 43:2053-2063. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2014.03.0139.

Potter, J.D., W.H. McDowell, A.M. Helton, and M.L. Daley. 2013. Incorporating urban infrastructure into biogeochemical assessment of urban tropical streams in Puerto Rico. Biogeochemistry. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-013-9914-5.