Philip Harrison

Postdoctoral Researcher - Alumni

Research Interests: 1) Fish and hydropower interactions with a focus on passage and entrainment 2) personality, plasticity and diel migrations of wild fish using telemetry tools


2010-2015: University Of Waterloo Co-advised by Mike Power and Steven Cooke PhD Biology,

2008 – 2009: Hull International Fisheries Institute, University of Hull, UK. Supervised by Ian Cowx. M.Sc. Fisheries Science

2005 – 2008: APEM Ltd. (Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Management), Manchester, UK. Field Scientist

2001 & 2002: Environment Agency, Worthing, UK. Seasonal ecological appraisal assistant

1999 – 2003: Sparsholt College, Hampshire, UK. B.Sc. Honours Aquaculture and Fisheries Management

Professional Activities

Lab Publications (22)

  • River Research and Applications Image

    Harrison, P.M., Ward, T., Algera, D.A., Culling, B., Euchner, T., Leake, A., Crossman, J.A., Cooke, S.J. and Power, M. In Press.  A comparison of turbine entrainment rates and seasonal entrainment vulnerability of two sympatric char species, bull trout and lake trout, in a hydropower reservoir. River Research and Applications.  00:000-000.

  • Algera, D.A., T. Rytwinski, J.J. Taylor, J.R. Bennett, K.E. Smokorowski, P.M. Harrison, K.D. Clarke, E.C. Enders, M. Power, M.S. Bevelhimer, and S.J. Cooke. 2020. What are the relative risks of mortality and 1 injury for fish during downstream passage at hydroelectric dams in temperate regions? A systematic review. Environmental Evidence. 9(3):1-36.

  • Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries Cover Image

    Pinder, A.C., J.R. Britton, A.J. Harrison, P. Nautiyal, S.D. Bower, S.J Cooke, S. Lockett, M. Everard, U. Katwate, K. Ranjeet, S.Walton, A.J Danylchuk, N. Dahanukar, and R. Raghavan.  2019.  Mahseer (Tor spp.) fishes of the world: status, challenges and opportunities for conservation.  Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries.  29:417-452.

  • Harrison, P.M., Keeler, R., Robichaud, D.,  Mossop, B., Power, M. & Cooke, S.J. 2019. Individual differences exceed species differences in the movements of a river fish community. Behavioural Ecology.  30(5):1289-1297.

  • Fish and Fisheries

    Harrison, P.M., Martins, E.G., Algera, D.A., Rytwinski,T., Mossop, B, Leake, A.J., Power, M., and Cooke, S.J.  2019. Turbine entrainment and passage of potadromous fish through hydropower dams: developing conceptual frameworks and metrics for moving beyond turbine passage mortality. Fish and Fisheries. 1-16.

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Other Publications

Sopinka,N.M.,Hinch,S.G.,Healy,S.J.,Harrison,P.M.,Patterson,D.A. 2015.Egg cortisol treatment affects the behavioural response of coho salmon to a conspecific intruder and threat of predation Animal Behaviour 104 115-122