Dr. John Harrison is the Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor in Washington State University’s School of the Environment where he directs the Global Change and Watershed Biogeochemistry Laboratory. Harrison holds a B.S. in Biology from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University. At WSU Vancouver, Harrison and his research group use experiments, measurements and models to better understand the sources, transformations, fate, and consequences of nutrients (e.g. nitrogen, phosphorus, and silica) and environmental contaminants in streams, lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and the near coastal ocean.
- NSF Innovations in Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS)
- Understanding controls on mobility and toxicity of tungsten, an emerging threat to Washington’s waters
- Understanding Links Between Water, Nitrogen, and Greenhouse Gases in Green Infrastructure
- Climate Change, Land-water Transfer, and In-stream Fate of Nitrogen in an Agricultural Setting
Activities and Products
- Understanding controls on mobility, toxicity and speciation of tungsten.
- Natural Tungsten in Washington’s Surface Waters: Controls and Modeling. Proceedings of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Meeting
- In Revision. Tungsten in Washington State Surface Waters. Chemosphere
- Understanding Stormwater Nitrogen Pathways in Bioretention Swales
- Effects of Heavy Precipitation Events on NO3- Dynamics in Conventional vs Low Impact Development Stormwater Catchments