Philip Harrison

Postdoctoral Researcher  (2014)

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 (17)

  • 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.

  • Rytwinski T, Algera DA, Taylor JJ, Smokorowski, KE, Bennett JR, Harrison PM, Cooke SJ (2017) What are the consequences of fish entrainment and impingement associated with hydroelectric dams on fish productivity? A systematic review protocol. Journal of Environmental Evidence 6:8

  • Harrison P.M, Gutowsky L.F.G., Martins E.G., Ward T.D., Patterson D.A., Cooke S.J., and Power M. 2007. Individual isotopic specialisations predict subsequent inter-individual variation in movement in a freshwater fish. Ecology. 98(3):608-615.

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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