Philip Harrison

Postdoctoral Researcher

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 (19)

  • Harrison, P.M., Keeler, R., Robichaud, D.,  Mossop, B., Power, M. & Cooke, S.J. (In Press). Individual differences exceed species differences in the movements of a river fish community. Behavioural Ecology.  00:000-000.

  • 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.  In Press. Turbine entrainment and passage of potadromous fish through hydropower dams: developing conceptual frameworks and metrics for moving beyond turbine passage mortality. Fish and Fisheries.  00:000-000.

  • Lennox RJ, Brownscombe JW, Elvidge CK, Harrison P, Peiman K, Raby GD, Cooke SJ. In Press. Behaviour including fish migration. Chapter 7 in Woo P, Iwama GK (eds), Non Infectious Fish Disorders. CABI Publishing Group, pp 000-000.

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    Gutowsky, L.F.G., Harrison, P.M., Martins, E.G., Leake, A., Patterson, D.A., Zhu, D.Z., Power, M., Cooke, S.J. 2017. Daily temperature experience and selection by adfluvial bull trout (Salvelinus confluentus).  Environmental Biology of Fishes. 100:1167–1180.

  • Harrison, P.M., Gutowsky, L.F.G, Martins, E.G., Patterson, D.A., Cooke, S.J., and Power, M. 2017. Partial diel migration: a facultative migration underpinned by long-term inter-individual variation.  Journal of Animal Ecology.  86: 246-125.

See All 19 Publications by Philip Harrison

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