Researcher Profile

Paul J. Harrison

Job Title: Professor
Employer: University of British Columbia
Place of Birth: Lindsay, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: S.S # 4 Scott
High School attended: Uxbridge High School
Further Education: University of Toronto (B.Sc.), University of Guelph (M.Sc.), University of Washington (Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: West Coast of Canada/British Columbia

Brief synopsis of current research:
Biological Oceanography: Influence of environmental factors on primary productivity, ecophysiology of marine phytoplankton, harmful agal blooms.

Mailing address:
Dept. Earth & Ocean Sciences (Oceanography), University of British Columbia, 6270 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC, CANADA V6T 1Z4
Phone: (604) 822-4198;FAX: (604) 822-6091


Recent Publications:

Harrison, PJ et al. 1999. Comparison of factors controlling phytoplankton productivity in the NE and NW subarctic Pacific gyres. Progress in Oceanography 43: 205-234.

Antia, NJ, PJ Harrison, L Oliviera. 1991. The role of dissolved organic nitrogen in phytoplankton nutrition, cell biology and ecology. Phycologia 30:1-89.

Harrison, PJ et al. 1989. Determination of nutrient uptake kinetic parameters: A comparison of methods. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 52:301-312.

Harrison PJ et al. 1991. Nutrient and plankton dynamics in the Fraser River plume, Strait of Georgia. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser 70:291-304.