Dr. Kevin H. Gardner







Kevin Gardner

Professor and Faculty Fellow
Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Research

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Phone: (603) 862-4334
Fax: (603) 862-3957
Email: kevin.gardner@unh.edu

University of New Hampshire
Gregg Hall Room 336 
35 Colovos Rd
Durham, NH 03824


Research Group: Environmental Engineering; EPSCoR: Sustainability Research Collaboratory


  • Ph.D.   Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, 1996
  • MS      Civil and Environmental Engineering, Clarkson University, 1991
  • BS      Civil Engineering, Union College, 1989

Research Interests

Sustainability science and engineering, industrial ecology, life cycle assessment, interface between ecosystems and society, emerging and bioaccumulative chemicals in the environment, remediation of contaminated sediments and wetlands.


Clausen, J. L., Georgian, T., Gardner, K. H., & Douglas, T. A. (2018). Optimization of Field and Laboratory Sample Processing for Characterization of Metallic Residues at Military Training Ranges.. Bulletin of environmental contamination and toxicology. doi:10.1007/s00128-018-2311-y

Mo, W., Balen, D., Moura, M., & Gardner, K. H. (2018). A Regional Analysis of the Life Cycle Environmental and Economic Tradeoffs of Different Economic Growth Paths. SUSTAINABILITY, 10(2). doi:10.3390/su10020542

Clausen, J. L., Georgian, T., Gardner, K. H., & Douglas, T. A. (2018). Inadequacy of Conventional Grab Sampling for Remediation Decision-Making for Metal Contamination at Small-Arms Ranges. BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, 100(1), 147-154. doi:10.1007/s00128-017-2255-7

Clausen, J. L., Georgian, T., Gardner, K. H., & Douglas, T. A. (2018). Applying Incremental Sampling Methodology to Soils Containing Heterogeneously Distributed Metallic Residues to Improve Risk Analysis. BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, 100(1), 155-161. doi:10.1007/s00128-017-2252-x

Samal, N. R., Wollheim, W. M., Zuidema, S., Stewart, R. J., Zhou, Z., Mineau, M. M., . . . Huber, M. (2017). A coupled terrestrial and aquatic biogeophysical model of the Upper Merrimack River watershed, New Hampshire, to inform ecosystem services evaluation and management under climate and land-cover change. ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY, 22(4). doi:10.5751/ES-09662-220418

Hadnagy, E., Gardner, K. H., Chesner, W. H., Justus, H., Forgione, M., & Maxwell, G. (2015). Pilot-scale evaluation of an in situ amendment delivery and mixing device for contaminated sediment remediation applications. JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS, 15(2), 480-489. doi:10.1007/s11368-014-1007-0

Carlson, C., Aytur, S., Gardner, K., & Rogers, S. (2015). The Importance of the "Local" in Walkability. BUILDINGS, 5(4), 1187-1206. doi:10.3390/buildings5041187

Rogers, S. H., & Gardner, K. H. (2015). MEASURING SOCIAL CAPITAL AT THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCALE THROUGH A COMMUNITY BASED FRAMEWORK. Social Capital at the Community Level: An Applied Interdisciplinary Perspective, 7, 103.

Careghini, A., Gardner, K., Greenwood, S., Mastorgio, A., Saponaro, S., & Sezenna, E. (2014). Trattamenti di ossidazione e di riduzione chimica per la bonifica di sedimenti contaminati. Ingegneria dellíAmbiente, 1.

Bhatt, M. P., McDowell, W. H., Gardner, K. H., & Hartmann, J. (2014). Chemistry of the heavily urbanized Bagmati River system in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: export of organic matter, nutrients, major ions, silica, and metals. ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCES, 71(2), 911-922. doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2494-9

Nuss, P., Gardner, K. H., & Bringezu, S. (2013). Environmental Implications and Costs of Municipal Solid Waste-Derived Ethylene. JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, 17(6), 912-925. doi:10.1111/jiec.12066

Rogers, S. H., Gardner, K. H., & Carlson, C. H. (2013). Social Capital and Walkability as Social Aspects of Sustainability. SUSTAINABILITY, 5(8), 3473-3483. doi:10.3390/su5083473

Carpenter, A., Jambeck, J. R., Gardner, K., & Weitz, K. (2013). Life Cycle Assessment of End-of-Life Management Options for Construction and Demolition Debris. JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, 17(3), 396-406. doi:10.1111/j.1530-9290.2012.00568.x

Nuss, P., Gardner, K. H., & Jambeck, J. R. (2013). Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Construction and Demolition (C&D) Derived Biomass and US Northeast Forest Residuals Gasification for Electricity Production. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 47(7), 3463-3471. doi:10.1021/es304312f

Nuss, P., & Gardner, K. H. (2013). Attributional life cycle assessment (ALCA) of polyitaconic acid production from northeast US softwood biomass. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT, 18(3), 603-612. doi:10.1007/s11367-012-0511-y

Carpenter, A. C., Jambeck, J. R., Gardner, K. H., & Weitz, K. (2013). Life-Cycle Assessment of Construction and Demolition Derived Biomass/Wood Waste Management. Journal of Industrial Ecology.

Nuss, P., Gardner, K. H., & Jambeck, J. R. (2013). Comparative life cycle assessment (LCA) of construction and demolition (C&D) derived biomass and US Northeast forest residuals gasification for electricity production. Environmental science & technology, 47, 3463-3471.

Nuss, P., Bringezu, S., & Gardner, K. H. (2012). Waste-to-Materials: The Longterm Option. Green Energy and Technology, 55, 1-26. doi:10.1007/978-1-4471-2306-4_1

Carlson, C., Aytur, S., Gardner, K., & Rogers, S. (2012). Complexity in Built Environment, Health, and Destination Walking: A Neighborhood-Scale Analysis. JOURNAL OF URBAN HEALTH-BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, 89(2), 270-284. doi:10.1007/s11524-011-9652-8

Rogers, S., Aytur, S., Gardner, K., & Carlson, C. (2012). Measuring community sustainability: exploring the intersection of the built environment & social capital with a participatory case study. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 2, 143-153.

Saffarzadeh, A., Shimaoka, T., Wei, Y., Gardner, K. H., & Musselman, C. N. (2011). Impacts of natural weathering on the transformation/neoformation processes in landfilled MSWI bottom ash: A geoenvironmental perspective. WASTE MANAGEMENT, 31(12), 2440-2454. doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2011.07.017

Takahashi, F., Shimaoka, T., Gardner, K., & Kida, A. (2011). Size-dependent enrichment of waste slag aggregate fragments abraded from asphalt concrete. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 194, 209-215. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.07.086

Rogers, S. H., Halstead, J. M., Gardner, K. H., & Carlson, C. H. (2011). Examining Walkability and Social Capital as Indicators of Quality of Life at the Municipal and Neighborhood Scales. APPLIED RESEARCH IN QUALITY OF LIFE, 6(2), 201-213. doi:10.1007/s11482-010-9132-4

Antemir, A., Hills, C. D., Carey, P. J., Gardner, K. H., Bates, E. R., & Crumbie, A. K. (2010). Long-term performance of aged waste forms treated by stabilization/solidification. JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, 181(1-3), 65-73. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.04.082

Carpenter, A. C., & Gardner, K. H. (2009). Use of Industrial By-Products in Urban Roadway Infrastructure. JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, 13(6), 965-977. doi:10.1111/j.1530-9290.2009.00175.x

Sharma, B., Gardner, K. H., Melton, J., Hawkins, A., & Tracey, G. (2009). Evaluation of Activated Carbon as a Reactive Cap Sorbent for Sequestration of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Presence of Humic Acid. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 26(9), 1371-1379. doi:10.1089/ees.2008.0231

Bhatt, M. P., & Gardner, K. H. (2009). Variation in DOC and trace metal concentration along the heavily urbanized basin in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY, 58(4), 867-876. doi:10.1007/s00254-008-1562-z

Sharma, B., Gardner, K. H., Melton, J., Hawkins, A., & Tracey, G. (2009). Effect of Humic Acid on Adsorption of Polychlorinated Biphenyls onto Organoclay. ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 26(8), 1279-1287. doi:10.1089/ees.2008.0232

Classes Taught:

  • Sustainability Engineering
  • Water chemistry

Professional Affiliations