Recent Publications



Smith, M. and J. Aber. 2014. Heat recovery from Compost. BioCycle 55:26-28

Smith, M., J.D. Aber and R. Rynk. 2016. Heat recovery from composting – a comprehensive review of system design, recovery rate and utilization. Compost Science and Utilization. /10.1080/1065657X.2016.1233082

Leach, A.M., J.N. Galloway, E. Castner, J. Andrews, N. Leary and J.D. Aber. 2017. An integrated tool for calculating and reducing institution nitrogen and carbon footprints. Sustainability: The Journal of Record. In press

Smith, M.M, C.L. Simms, and J.D. Aber. Animal bedding cost and somatic cell count across New England dairy farms: Relationship with bedding material, housing type, herd size, and management system. Professional Animal Scientist. In press.

Smith, M.M and J.D. Aber. Energy Recovery from Commercial-Scale Aerated Static Pile Composting as a Novel Waste Management Strategy. Applied Energy. Submitted.

McNulty, S.G., J.L. Boggs, and J.D. Aber. 2017. Structural and functional changes in a 30 year, high-elevation spruce-fir forest nitrogen saturation experiment. Science and the Total Environment. In press.

Smith, M.M., J.D. Aber and T. Howard.  Economic viability of producing animal bedding from low quality and small diameter trees using a wood shaving machine. Journal of Forest Economics. Submitted.

Aber, J.D., M.M. Smith and A.M. Leach. Optimizing Performance of an Aerated Static Pile Composting System for Energy Production and Capture: An Empirical Model. Biomass and Bioenergy. Submitted

Smith, M.M., J.D. Aber and A.M. Leach. Impact of Long-term Composting Cycles and Extended Aeration on Heat Yield from a Multi-bay Aerated Static Pile Composting System with Heat Recovery. Biomass and Bioenergy. Submitted

Wilhelm, J.A., R.G. Smith, M.C. Jolejole-Foreman, S. Hurley, and J.D. Aber.  Resident and stakeholder perceptions of ecosystem services associated with agricultural landscapes in New Hampshire. Ecosystem Services: Science, Policy, and Practice. Submitted

Technical Reports, Theses, Proceedings

Simms, L., M. Smith, J. Alvez, J. Colby, and J. Aber. 2014. Potential alternatives for rising bedding costs in New England dairies. Dairy Briefs Vol. 62 (Winter). University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH.

Smith, M., J.D. Aber and R. Rynk. 2015. Heat Recovery from composting – a comprehensive review. International Composting Conference. Beijing, China. October 2015

Smith, M. and J.D. Aber. 2017 Heat Recovery from Compost: A Step-by-Step Guide on Building an Aerated Static Pile Heat Recovery Compost Facility. University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH. 72pp.

 McNulty, S., J. Boggs and J Aber. 2017. 30 year, acid deposition and climate change field experiment on high-elevation spruce-fir forest structure and function. IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress                                                           

Foster, D., J. Aber, M. Buchanan, B. Donahue, G. Elkins, A. Ellison, E. Faison, B. Hall, C. Hart, W. Keeton, D. Kittredge, W. Labich, K. Fallon Lambert, J. Levitt, S. Meyer, R. Perschel, K. Ross and J. Thompson. 2017. Working Lands and Wildlands for New England. Harvard Forest/Harvard University Press. (in press)