Paula Mouser

Phone: (603) 862-3275
Office: Environmental Engineering, Gregg Hall Rm 236, Durham, NH 03824
Paula J. Mouser


  • Ph.D., University of Vermont
  • M.S., University of Vermont
  • B.S., Utah State University

Courses Taught

  • CEE 724: Environmental Eng Microbiology
  • CEE 796: Spec Top/Biomed of Env Contam
  • CEE 896: Spc Top/Data Analysis CEE

Selected Publications

Brooker, M. R., Longnecker, K., Kujawinski, E. B., Evert, M. H., & Mouser, P. J. (2018). Discrete Organic Phosphorus Signatures are Evident in Pollutant Sources within a Lake Erie Tributary. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(12), 6771-6779. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b05703

Luek, J. L., Harir, M., Schmitt-Kopplin, P., Mouser, P. J., & Gonsior, M. (2018). Temporal dynamics of halogenated organic compounds in Marcellus Shale flowback. Water Research, 136, 200-206. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2018.02.055

Heyob, K. M., Blotevogel, J., Brooker, M., Evans, M. V., Lenhart, J. J., Wright, J., . . . Mouser, P. J. (2017). Natural Attenuation of Nonionic Surfactants Used in Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids: Degradation Rates, Pathways, and Mechanisms. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(23), 13985-13994. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b01539

Mouser, P. J., Borton, M., Darrah, T. H., Hartsock, A., & Wrighton, K. C. (2016). Hydraulic fracturing offers view of microbial life in the deep terrestrial subsurface. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92(11), fiw166. doi:10.1093/femsec/fiw166

Daly, R. A., Borton, M. A., Wilkins, M. J., Hoyt, D. W., Kountz, D. J., Wolfe, R. A., . . . Wrighton, K. C. (2016). Microbial metabolisms in a 2.5-km-deep ecosystem created by hydraulic fracturing in shales. Nature Microbiology, 1(10). doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.146

Mouser, P. J., Liu, S., Cluff, M. A., McHugh, M., Lenhart, J. J., & MacRae, J. D. (2016). Redox Conditions Alter Biodegradation Rates and Microbial Community Dynamics of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Organic Additives in Soil–Groundwater Microcosms. Environmental Engineering Science, 33(10), 827-838. doi:10.1089/ees.2016.0031

Kekacs, D., McHugh, M., & Mouser, P. J. (2015). Temporal and Thermal Changes in Density and Viscosity of Marcellus Shale Produced Waters. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 141(12), 06015006. doi:10.1061/(asce)ee.1943-7870.0000985

Kekacs, D., Drollette, B. D., Brooker, M., Plata, D. L., & Mouser, P. J. (2015). Aerobic biodegradation of organic compounds in hydraulic fracturing fluids. Biodegradation, 26(4), 271-287. doi:10.1007/s10532-015-9733-6

Cluff, M. A., Hartsock, A., MacRae, J. D., Carter, K., & Mouser, P. J. (2014). Temporal Changes in Microbial Ecology and Geochemistry in Produced Water from Hydraulically Fractured Marcellus Shale Gas Wells. Environmental Science & Technology, 48(11), 6508-6517. doi:10.1021/es501173p

Evans, M. V., Panescu, J., Hanson, A. J., Welch, S. A., Sheets, J. M., Nastasi, N., . . . Mouser, P. J. (n.d.). Members of Marinobacter and Arcobacter Influence System Biogeochemistry During Early Production of Hydraulically Fractured Natural Gas Wells in the Appalachian Basin. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.02646