UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Jonathan Sutherland Harding

Biological Sciences

Fields of Research

  • Aquatic entomology
  • Biomonitoring
  • Freshwater biology
  • Land use impact effects on stream communities
  • Restoration and remediation
  • State of the Environment programs
  • Stream conservation ecology
  • Earthquake research

Researcher Summary

Research interest is applied stream ecology with emphasis on the impacts of human land-use activities (e.g. mining, urbanisation, agriculture, forestry and hydro-electric power development) and forest fragmentation. Specific interests are: the effects of long-term land use activities on stream ecosystems, with particular emphasis on benthic diversity and impacts on regionally endemic species; predicting anthropogenic impacts on river continuums; the application of stream ecology in biomonitoring and the development of State of the Environment programs; taxonomy and ecology of aquatic invertebrates; stream restoration ecology; and environmental education.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Projects

Research Groups

Future Research

  • Development of National Stream habitat assessment protocols

Key Methodologies

  • Ecotoxicological studies on aquatic invertebrates
  • Electric fishing certified
  • Identification of aquatic invertebrates

Affiliations

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Bray J., Kilroy C., Gerbeaux P. and Harding JS. (2017) Ecological eustress? Nutrient supply, bloom stimulation and competition determine dominance of the diatom Didymosphenia geminata. Freshwater Biology 62: 1433-1442. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fwb.12958. (Journal Articles)
  • Bray J., O Brien J. and Harding JS. (2017) Production of phosphatase and extracellular stalks as adaptations to phosphorus limitation in Didymosphenia geminata (Bacillariophyceae). Hydrobiologia 784(1): 51-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-016-2851-2. (Journal Articles)
  • Champeau O., Cavanagh JAE., Sheehan TJ., Tremblay LA. and Harding JS. (2017) Acute toxicity of arsenic to larvae of four New Zealand freshwater insect taxa. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 51(3): 443-454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2016.1264430. (Journal Articles)
  • Hawke DJ., Gamlen-Greene R., Harding JS. and Leishman D. (2017) Minimal ecosystem uptake of selenium from Westland petrels, a forest-breeding seabird. Science of the Total Environment 574: 148-154. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.08.203. (Journal Articles)
  • Swan T. and Harding J. (2017) The distribution and occurrence of mosquito larvae (Diptera: Culicidae) in the Tongatapu Island Group, Kingdom of Tonga. Austral Entomology 56(2): 160-168. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aen.12219. (Journal Articles)
  • Bray J., Harding JS., Kilroy C., Broady P. and Gerbeaux P. (2016) Physicochemical predictors of the invasive diatom Didymosphenia geminata at multiple spatial scales in New Zealand rivers. Aquatic ecology 50 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10452-015-9543-2. (Journal Articles)
  • Clapcott JE., Goodwin EO. and Harding JS. (2016) Identifying Catchment-Scale Predictors of Coal Mining Impacts on New Zealand Stream Communities. Environmental Management 57(3): 711-721. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-015-0627-5. (Journal Articles)
  • Dayaram A., Galatowitsch ML., Argüello-Astorga GR., van Bysterveldt K., Kraberger S., Stainton D., Harding JS., Roumagnac P., Martin DP. and Lefeuvre P. (2016) Diverse circular replication-associated protein encoding viruses circulating in invertebrates within a lake ecosystem. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 39: 304-316. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2016.02.011. (Journal Articles)
  • Goeller BC., Febria CM., Harding JS. and McIntosh AR. (2016) Thinking beyond the Bioreactor Box: Incorporating Stream Ecology into Edge-of-Field Nitrate Management. Journal of Environmental Quality 45(3): 866-872. http://dx.doi.org/10.2134/jeq2015.06.0325. (Journal Articles)
  • Gray DP., Harding JS. and Lindsay P. (2016) Remediation of a major acid mine drainage point source discharge restores headwater connectivity for a diadromous native fish. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 50(4): 566-580. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2016.1184170. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS., Jellyman PG., Pearson CP. and Davie TJA. (2016) Introduction. In Jellyman P; Davie TJA; Pearson CP; Harding JS (Ed.), Advances in New Zealand Freshwater Science: 11-16. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Freshwater Science Society Inc. and New Zealand Hydrological Society Inc.. (Chapters)
  • Harding JS., Moores JP. and Simon KS. (2016) Advances in urban freshwater research. In Jellyman P; Davie TJA; Pearson CP; Harding JS (Ed.), Advances in New Zealand Freshwater Science: 505-518. Christchurch, New Zealand: New Zealand Freshwater Sciences Society Inc. and New Zealand Hydrological Society Inc.. (Chapters)
  • Hogsden K., Webster-Brown JG. and Harding J. (2016) Mining Impact on Water Quality and Ecology of New Zealand Freshwaters.. In Jellyman PG; Davie TGA; Pearson CP; Harding JS (Ed.), Advances in New Zealand Freshwater Science: 519-530. New Zealand: NZ Hydrological Society Inc./NZ Limnological Society Inc.. (Chapters)
  • Jellyman PG. and Harding JS. (2016) Disentangling the stream community impacts of Didymosphenia geminata: How are higher trophic levels affected? Biological Invasions 18(12): 3419-3435. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10530-016-1233-z. (Journal Articles)
  • Leschen RAB., Collier KJ., Death R., Harding JS. and Smith BJ. (2016) Systematics expertise and taxonomic status of New Zealand's freshwater insects. New Zealand Science Review 73(3-4): 92-95. (Journal Articles)
  • Buss DF., Carlisle DM., Chon TS., Culp J., Harding JS., Keizer-Vlek HE., Robinson WA., Strachan S., Thirion C. and Hughes RM. (2015) Stream biomonitoring using macroinvertebrates around the globe: a comparison of large-scale programs. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187:4132(1): 1-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-014-4132-8. (Journal Articles)
  • Craw D., Cavanagh J., Druzbicka J., Harding JS., Kerr G., Pope J. and Trumm D. (2015) A Geoenvironmental Model for Orogenic Gold Deposits to Predict Potential Environmental Effects. Mine Water and the Environment 34(4): 388-403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10230-015-0358-0. (Journal Articles)
  • Dayaram A., Goldstien S., Argüello-Astorga GR., Zawar-Reza P., Gomez C., Harding JS. and Varsani A. (2015) Diverse small circular DNA viruses circulating amongst estuarine molluscs. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 31: 284-295. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2015.02.010. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. and Jellyman PG. (2015) Earthquakes, catastrophic sediment additions and the response of urban stream communities. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 49(3): 346-355. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2015.1013969. (Journal Articles)
  • Kitto JA., Gray DP., Greig H., Niyogi D. and Harding JS. (2015) Meta-community theory and stream restoration: evidence that spatial position constrains stream invertebrate communities in a mine impacted landscape. Restoration Ecology 23(3): 284-291. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rec.12179. (Journal Articles)
  • Moffett ER., Simon KS. and Harding JS. (2015) Urbanisation and earthquake disturbance influence microbial nutrient limitation in streams. Freshwater Biology 60(8): 1671-1687. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fwb.12600. (Journal Articles)
  • Renouf K. and Harding JS. (2015) Characterising riparian buffer zones of an agriculturally modified landscape. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 49(3): 323-332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2015.1013475. (Journal Articles)
  • Scholes R., Gaw S. and Harding J. (2015) Metal accumulation in streams in three NZ cities, their accumulation in benthic communities and implications for mahinga kai. Nelson, New Zealand: 2015 Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Australasia Conference (SETAC), 25-28 Aug 2015 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Burrell TK., O'Brien JM., Graham SE., Simon KS., Harding JS. and McIntosh AR. (2014) Riparian shading mitigates stream eutrophication in agricultural catchments. Freshwater Science 33(1): 73-84. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/674180. (Journal Articles)
  • Dayaram A., Galatowitsch M., Harding JS., Argüello-Astorga GR. and Varsani A. (2014) Novel circular DNA viruses identified in Procordulia grayi and Xanthocnemis zealandica larvae using metagenomic approaches. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 22: 134-141. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2014.01.013. (Journal Articles)
  • Grainger N., Collier K., Hitchmough R., Harding J., Smith B. and Sutherland D. (2014) Conservation status of New Zealand freshwater invertebrates, 2013.Commissioned by Department of Conservation. 28pp. (Reports)
  • Jellyman PG. and Harding JS. (2014) Variable survival across low pH gradients in freshwater fish species. Journal of Biology 85(5): 1746-1752. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12497. (Journal Articles)
  • Schowe KA. and Harding JS. (2014) Development of two diatom-based indices: a biotic and a multimetric index for assessing mine impacts in New Zealand streams. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 48(2): 163-176. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2013.852113. (Journal Articles)
  • Umar DM., Harding JS. and Chapman HM. (2014) Tropical land use and its effects on stream communities. Journal of Environmental Sciences and Policy Evaluation 4(2): 165-196. (Journal Articles)
  • Burdon FJ., McIntosh AR. and Harding JS. (2013) Habitat loss drives threshold response of benthic invertebrate communities to deposited sediment in agricultural streams. Ecological Applications 23(5): 1036-1047. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/12-1190.1. (Journal Articles)
  • Dayaram A., Goldstien S., Zawar-Reza P., Gomez C., Harding JS. and Varsani A. (2013) Identification of Starling circovirus in an estuarine Mollusc (Amphibola crenata) in New Zealand using metagenomic approaches. Genome Announcements 1(3) e00278-13 http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00278-13. (Journal Articles)
  • Dayaram A., Goldstien S., Zawar-Reza P., Gomez C., Harding JS. and Varsani A. (2013) Novel ssDNA virus recovered from estuarine Mollusc (Amphibola crenata) whose replication associated protein (Rep) shares similarities with Rep-like sequences of bacterial origin. Journal of General Virology 94: 1104-1110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/vir.0.050088-0. (Journal Articles)
  • Hogsden KL. and Harding JS. (2013) Leaf breakdown, detrital resources, and food webs in streams affected by mine drainage. Hydrobiologia 716(1): 59-73. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-013-1544-3. (Journal Articles)
  • Hogsden KL., Winterbourn MJ. and Harding JS. (2013) Do food quantity and quality affect food webs in streams polluted by acid mine drainage? Marine and Freshwater Research 64(12): 1112-1122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF13016. (Journal Articles)
  • Kraberger S., Stainton D., Dayaram A., Zawar-Reza P., Gomez C., Harding J. and Varsani A. (2013) Discovery of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Hypovirulence-Associated Virus-1 in Urban River Sediments of Heathcote and Styx Rivers in Christchurch City, New Zealand. Genome Announcements 1(4) e00559-13 http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomeA.00559-13. (Journal Articles)
  • Niyogi DK., Harding JS. and Simon KS. (2013) Organic matter breakdown as a measure of stream health in New Zealand streams affected by acid mine drainage. Ecological Indicators 24: 510-517. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.08.003. (Journal Articles)
  • Thaher M., Umar D., Takaoka T. and Harding J. (2013) Application of the maximum convex sum algorithm in determining environmental variables that affect Nigerian highland stream benthic communities. Procedia Computer Science 18: 909-918. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2013.05.256. (Journal Articles)
  • Umar DM., Harding JS. and Winterbourn MJ. (2013) Freshwater Invertebrates of the Mambilla Plateau, Nigeria. Christchurch: Gombe State University & University of Canterbury. 86pp. (Authored Books)
  • Wells NS., Clough TJ., Condron LM., Baisden WR., Harding JS., Dong Y., Lewis GD. and Lear G. (2013) Biogeochemistry and community ecology in a spring-fed urban river following a major earthquake. Environmental Pollution 182: 190-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2013.07.017. (Journal Articles)
  • Blakely TJ., Harding JS. and Didham RK. (2012) Distinctive aquatic assemblages in water-filled tree holes: A novel component of freshwater biodiversity in New Zealand temperate rainforests. Insect Conservation and Diversity 5(3): 202-212. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-4598.2011.00155.x. (Journal Articles)
  • Clapcott JE., Collier KJ., Death RG., Goodwin EO., Harding JS., Kelly D., Leathwick JR. and Young RG. (2012) Quantifying relationships between land-use gradients and structural and functional indicators of stream ecological integrity. Freshwater Biology 57(1): 74-90. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2011.02696.x. (Journal Articles)
  • Gray DP. and Harding JS. (2012) Acid Mine Drainage Index (AMDI): a benthic invertebrate biotic index for assessing coal mining impacts in New Zealand streams. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 46(3): 335-352. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2012.663764. (Journal Articles)
  • Hogsden KL. and Harding JS. (2012) Anthropogenic and natural sources of acidity and metals and their influence on the structure of stream food webs. Environmental Pollution 162: 466-474. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2011.10.024. (Journal Articles)
  • Hogsden KL. and Harding JS. (2012) Consequences of acid mine drainage for the structure and function of benthic stream communities: a review. Freshwater Science 31(1): 108-120. http://dx.doi.org/10.1899/11-091.1. (Journal Articles)
  • Jellyman P. and Harding JS. (2012) The role of dams in altering freshwater fish communities in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 46(4): 475-489. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2012.708664. (Journal Articles)
  • Lear G., Ancion PY., Harding J. and Lewis GD. (2012) Use of bacterial communities to assess the ecological health of a recently restored stream. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 46(3): 291-301. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2011.638647. (Journal Articles)
  • Campbell RE., Harding JS., Ewers RM., Thorpe S. and Didham RK. (2011) Production land use alters edge response functions in remnant forest invertebrate communities. Ecological Applications 21(8): 3147-3161. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/10-2390.1. (Journal Articles)
  • Gray D., Harding J., Elberling B., Horton T., Clough TJ. and Winterbourn M. (2011) Carbon Cycling in Floodplain Ecosystems: Out-Gassing and Photosynthesis Transmit Soil δ13C Gradient Through Stream Food Webs. Ecosystems 14(4): 583-597. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10021-011-9430-1. (Journal Articles)
  • Gray DP. and Harding JS. (2011) Multi-scaled environmental determinism of benthic invertebrate communities in braided rivers: evidence for complex hierarchical controls on local communities. Fundamental Applied Limnology 179(1): 3-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/1863-9135/2011/0179-0003. (Journal Articles)
  • Greenwood MJ., Harding JS., Niyogi DK. and McIntosh AR. (2011) Improving the effectiveness of riparian management for aquatic invertebrates in a degraded agricultural landscape: stream size and land-use legacies. Journal of Applied Ecology 49(1): 213-222. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02092.x. (Journal Articles)
  • Blakely TJ. and Harding JS. (2010) The SingScore: A macroinvertebrate biotic index for assessing the health of Singapore streams and canals.Commissioned by Public Utilities Board Singapore. 55pp. (Reports)
  • Blakely TJ., Harding JS., Clews E. and Winterbourn MJ. (2010) An illustrated guide to the freshwater macroinvertebrates of Singapore. Christchurch: School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury. 74pp. (Authored Books)
  • Cavanagh JE., Pope J., Harding JS., Trumm D., Craw D., Rait R., Greig H., Niyogi D., Buxton R. and Champeau O. (2010) A framework for predicting and managing water quality impacts of mining streams: A user's guide.Commissioned by Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd. 138pp. (Reports)
  • Greenwood MJ., McIntosh AR. and Harding JS. (2010) Disturbance across an ecosystem boundary drives cannibalism propensity in a riparian consumer. Behavioral Ecology 21(6): 1227-1235. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arq140. (Journal Articles)
  • Greig HS., Niyogi DK., Hogsden KL., Jellyman PG. and Harding JS. (2010) Heavy metals: Confounding factors in the response of New Zealand freshwater fish assemblages to natural and anthropogenic acidity. Science of the Total Environment 408(16): 3240-3250. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.04.006. (Journal Articles)
  • Gray D. and Harding JS. (2009) Braided river benthic diversity at multiple spatial scales: a hierarchical analysis of beta diversity in complex floodplain systems. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28(3): 537-551. http://dx.doi.org/10.1899/08-136.1. (Journal Articles)
  • Gray DP., Harding JS. and Winterbourn MJ. (2009) Namanereis tiriteae, New Zealand's freshwater polychaete: new distribution records and review of biology. New Zealand Natural Sciences 34: 29-38. (Journal Articles)
  • Greig HS., Harding JS. and Gray D. (2009) Benthic invertebrate and fish communities in streams associated with the proposed Bishops Block coal mine.Commissioned by Solid Energy NZ Ltd. (Reports)
  • Lear G., Niyogi D., Harding JS., Dong Y. and Lewis G. (2009) Biofilm bacterial community structure in streams affected by acid mine drainage. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(11): 3455-3460. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/AEM.00274-09. (Journal Articles)
  • Bray JP., Broady PA., Niyogi DK. and Harding JS. (2008) Periphyton communities in New Zealand streams impacted by acid mine drainage. Marine and Freshwater Research 59(12): 1084-1091. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF08146. (Journal Articles)
  • O'Halloran K., Cavanagh J. and Harding JS. (2008) Response of a New Zealand mayfly (Deleatidium spp.) to acid mine drainage: implications for mine remediation. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 27(5): 1135-1140. (Journal Articles)
  • Gray D. and Harding JS. (2007) Braided river ecology: a literature review of physical habitats and aquatic invertebrate communities.Department of Conservation. Commissioned by Department of Conservation. 51. (Reports)
  • Harding JS., Kirk L., Sinton A., Wood H. and Norton D. (2007) Canterbury mudfish (Neochanna burrowsius) populations in the upper Waianiwaniwa Valley.Commissioned by Selwyn Plantation Board Ltd. (Reports)
  • Harding JS., Norton DA. and McIntosh AR. (2007) Persistence of a significant population of rare Canterbury mudfish (Neochanna burrowsius) in a unique hydrologically isolated catchment. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 41(3): 309-316. (Journal Articles)
  • Niyogi D. and Harding J. (2007) Coal mine drainage: Complex effects on streams. The New Zealand Water and Wastes Association (NZWWA) Journal November: 50-53. (Journal Articles)
  • Winterbourn MJ., Chadderton WL., Entrekin SA., Tank JL. and Harding JS. (2007) Distribution and dispersal of adult stream insects in a heterogeneous montane environment. Archiv für hydrobiologie 168(2): 127-135. (Journal Articles)
  • Winterbourn MJ., Harding JS. and McIntosh AR. (2007) Response of the benthic fauna of an urban stream during six years of restoration. New Zealand Natural Sciences 32: 1-12. (Journal Articles)
  • Ewers RM., Kliskey AD., Walker S., Rutledge D., Harding J. and Didham RK. (2006) Past and future trajectories of forest loss in New Zealand. Biological Conservation 133(3): 312-325. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2006.06.018. (Journal Articles)
  • Gray D., Scarsbrook M. and Harding JS. (2006) Spatial biodiversity patterns in a large New Zealand braided river. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 40(4): 631-642. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. (2006) Assessment of the impact of road culverts on fish passage within Selwyn Plantation Board Estate.Commissioned by Selwyn Plantation Board. (Reports)
  • Harding JS., Brown C., Jones F. and Taylor R. (2006) A preliminary assessment of the risk of invasive pathogens in relation to the distribution of mosquitoes in the Kingdom of Tonga: potential threats to biodiversity.Commissioned by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. (Reports)
  • Harding JS., Claassen K. and Evers N. (2006) Can forest fragments reset physical and water quality conditions in agricultural catchments and act as refugia for forest stream invertebrates? Hydrobiologia 568(1): 391-402. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10750-006-0206-0. (Journal Articles)
  • Barnden AR. and Harding JS. (2005) Shredders and leaf breakdown in streams polluted by coal mining in the South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Natural Sciences 30: 35-48. (Journal Articles)
  • Blakely TJ. and Harding JS. (2005) Longitudinal patterns in benthic communities in an urban stream under restoration. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 39: 17-28. (Journal Articles)
  • Blakely TJ., Chadderton WL. and Harding JS. (2005) The effect of rotenone on orchard-pond invertebrate communities in the Motueka area, South Island, New Zealand.Commissioned by Department of Conservation, Research and Development Series 220. (Reports)
  • Eikaas HS., Harding JS., Kliskey AD. and McIntosh AR. (2005) The effect of terrestrial habitat fragmentation on fish populations in small streams: A case study from New Zealand. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift-Norwegian Journal of Geography 59(4): 269-275. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00291950500375351. (Journal Articles)
  • Eivers R., Eikaas H. and Harding J. (2005) Assessment of the ecology of Tumbledown and Te Oka Bay streams.Commissioned by Selwyn Plantation Board Ltd. (Reports)
  • Harding JS. (2005) Baseline survey of stream invertebrate communities, and a culvert assessment within Selwyn Plantation Board Estate.Commissioned by Selwyn Plantation Board Ltd. (Reports)
  • Harding JS. (2005) Impacts of metals and mining on stream communities. In Moore TA; Black A; Centeno AA; Harding JS; Trumm DA (Ed.), Metal Contaminants in New Zealand: 343-357. Christchurch: Caxton Press. (Chapters)
  • Harding JS., McIntosh AR., Gray D., Jellyman P. and Eikaas H. (2005) Distribution of native fish in the Ngakawau and Waimangaroa Rivers.Commissioned by Solid Energy NZ Ltd. (Reports)
  • Harding JS., Neumegen RE. and Smith IL. (2005) Spiders, culverts and urban streams.Commissioned by University of Canterbury. (Reports)
  • Moore TA., Black A., Centeno AA., Harding JS. and Trumm DA. (Ed.) (2005) Metal contaminants in New Zealand. Christchurch: Caxton Press. (Edited Volumes)
  • Moore TA., Black A., Centeno JA., Harding JS. and Trumm DA. (Ed.) (2005) Metal Contaminants in New Zealand, Sources, Treatments, and Effects on Ecology and Human Health. Christchurch: Resolutionz Press. 490pp. (Edited Volumes)
  • Harding J. and Boothroyd I. (2004) Impacts of mining. In Harding J; Mosley P; Pearson C; Sorrell B (Ed.), Freshwaters of New Zealand: 36.1-36.10. Christchurch: NZ Hydrological & Limnological Societies. (Chapters)
  • Harding J., Mosley P., Pearson C. and Sorrell B. (Ed.) (2004) Freshwaters of New Zealand. Christchurch: NZ Hydrological & Limnological Societies. 772pp. (Edited Volumes)
  • Harding JS., Hawke DJ., Holdaway RN. and Winterbourn MJ. (2004) Erratum: Incorporation of marine-derived nutrients from petrel breeding colonies into stream food webs (Freshwater Biology (2004) 49 (576-586)). Freshwater Biology 49(9): 1241. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2004.01253.x. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS., Hawke DJ., Holdaway RN. and Winterbourn MJ. (2004) Incorporation of marine-derived nutrients from petrel breeding colonies into stream food webs. Freshwater Biology 49(5): 576-586. (Journal Articles)
  • Young R., Smart G. and Harding J. (2004) Impacts of hydro-dams, irrigation schemes and river control works. In Harding J; Mosley P; Pearson C; Sorrell B (Ed.), Freshwaters of New Zealand: 37.1-37.15. Christchurch: NZ Hydrological & Limnological Societies. (Chapters)
  • Black A., Harding J., de Joux A., Kliskey A., Moore TA., O'Halloran K. and Trumm DA. (2003) Developing assessment methods and remediation protocols for New Zealand sites impacted by Acid Mine Drainage (AMD). A case study, Sullivan Mine, West Coast, New Zealand. Australia: ICAD Conference, 1 Jan 2003 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Blakely T., Harding J. and McIntosh A. (2003) Impacts of urbanisation on Okeover Stream, Christchurch.Commissioned by CCC. (Reports)
  • Harding J. and Greenwood M. (2003) Recovery of the stream community of Carton creek after diversion.Commissioned by Teronicks Mining. (Reports)
  • Harding JS. (2003) Historic deforestation and the fate of endemic invertebrate species in streams. New Zealand Journal of Marine & Freshwater Research 37: 333-345. (Journal Articles)
  • Claassen K., Evers N. and Harding J. (2002) Designing riverine reserves: the importance of 'edge' effects in stream forests fragments.Commissioned by University of Canterbury FERG02/02. (Reports)
  • Harding J., McIntosh AR. and Eikaas H. (2002) An ecological assessment of river environment classification in WEst Coast beech forest streams.Commissioned by University of Canterbury FERG02/01. 57. (Reports)
  • Harding JS. (2002) Is the ecology of the Mangatini Stream and Ngakawau River affected by acid mine inputs?Commissioned by Solid Energy NZ Ltd. (Reports)
  • Boothroyd IK., Harding JS. and Death RG. (2001) Guide to the selection of Reference Sites for Environmental Monitoring of New Zealand Rivers and Streams.Commissioned by Ministry for the Environment. (Reports)
  • Hudson H. and Harding JS. (2001) Drainage Management in New Zealand: A review of existing activities and alternative management practices.Department of Conservation. Commissioned by Department of Conservation. 66. (Reports)
  • Stark JD., Boothroyd IK., Harding J., Maxted JR. and Scarsbrook MR. (2001) Protocols for sampling macroinvertebrates in wadeable streams.New Zealand Macroinverterate Working Group Report No 1, Ministry for the Environment, Wellington. 57. (Reports)
  • Harding J. (2000) Ecological impact of PCP contamination on Switchback Stream, and the Percival River Hanmer.Commissioned by Cawthron Report No 542. 15. (Reports)
  • Harding J. (2000) How healthy is Spring Creek?Commissioned by Cawthron Research News, March 2000. 6pp. (Reports)
  • Harding J. (2000) Impacts of the Reefton Sewage Outfall on the ecology of Cemetery Creek and the Inangahua River.Commissioned by Cawthron Report No 543. 10pp. (Reports)
  • Harding JS. (2000) Ecological impact of PCP contamination on Switchback Stream, and the Percival River Hanmer.Commissioned by Land Information NZ. (Reports)
  • Harding JS. and McLeod AL. (2000) Biology of Switchback Stream - the effects of timber-treatment affected groundwater.Commissioned by Land Information NZ. 16. (Reports)
  • Harding JS., Quinn JM. and Hickey CW. (2000) Effects of mining and forestry production. In Collier KJ; Winterbourn MJ (Ed.), New Zealand stream invertebrates: ecology and implications for management: 415pp. Christchurch: New Zealand Limnological Society. (Chapters)
  • McLeod A. and Harding J. (2000) Victoria Flats landfill: baseline groundwater monitoring.Commissioned by Cawthron Report No 589. (Reports)
  • Strickland R., Harding J. and Shearer K. (2000) The Biology of Lake Dunstan.Commissioned by Cawthron Report No 563. (Reports)
  • Young R., Harding J., Strickland R., Stark J., Shearer K. and Hayes J. (2000) Cobb Power Scheme Rescource Consent Renewal 2000/2001: Water quality, aquatic habitat & fisheries.Commissioned by Cawthron Report No 554. (Reports)
  • Young R., Strickland R., Harding J., Stark J. and Hayes J. (2000) The Ecology of Spring Creek - Awarua.Commissioned by Cawthron Report No 611. (Reports)
  • Harding J. (1999) Effects of Seddon landfill on water quality and stream biology.Commissioned by Cawthron Report No 486. 12pp. (Reports)
  • Harding J. (1999) State of the Environment Bibliography database: an overview and guide.Commissioned by Cawthron Report No 484. 9pp. (Reports)
  • Harding J. (1999) West Coast Regional Council State of the Environment report: a review of ecological data.Commissioned by Cawthron Report No 494. 24pp. (Reports)
  • Harding JS. and Stevens L. (1999) Effects of Kaituna landfill on water quality and stream biology.Commissioned by Cawthron Report No 488. 12pp. (Reports)
  • Harding JS. and Strickland RR. (1999) Biological surveys of Albert Town and Hawea sewage discharges.Commissioned by Cawthron Report No 474. 8pp. (Reports)
  • Harding JS., Young RG., Hayes JW., Shearer KA. and Stark JD. (1999) Changes in agricultural intensity and river health along a river continuum. Freshwater Biology 42(2): 345-357. (Journal Articles)
  • James TI., Harding JS. and Lattimore SA. (1999) The State of West Coast Surface Water Quality.West Coast Regional Council. Commissioned by West Coast Regional Council. 70. (Reports)
  • Harding JS. (1998) Report on resource consent for sewerage discharge at Rainbow Ski Area.Commissioned by Rainbow Ski Area Company. (Reports)
  • Harding JS. and Strickland RR. (1998) A biological assessment of Gibsons Creek.Commissioned by Milburn Cement. (Reports)
  • Harding JS., Benfield EF., Bolstad PV., Helfman GS. and Jones EBD. (1998) Stream biodiversity: The ghost of land-use past. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 95(25): 14843-14847. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. (1997) Feeding ecology of Aoteapsyche raruraru (McFarlane)(Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) in a New Zealand lake outlet. Aquatic Insects: International Journal of Freshwater Entomology 19(1): 51-63. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01650429709361636. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. and Winterbourn MJ. (1997) An Ecoregion Classification of the South Island, New Zealand. Journal of Environment Management 51(3): 275-287. http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jema.1997.0145. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. and Winterbourn MJ. (1997) New Zealand ecoregions: a classification for use in stream conservation and management. Department of Conservation Technical Series, v11.Commissioned by Department of Conservation. 1-26. (Reports)
  • Harding JS., Winterbourn MJ. and McDiffett WF. (1997) Stream faunas and ecoregions in South Island, New Zealand: do they correspond? Archiv fur Hydrobiologie 140(3): 289-307. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. and Chadderton WL. (1995) A new species of Acroperla (Plecoptera: Gripopterygidae) from New Zealand. New Zealand Natural SCiences 22: 11-17. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. and Winterbourn MJ. (1995) Effects of contrasting land use on physico-chemical conditions and benthic assemblages of streams in Canterbury (South Island) river systems. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 29: 479-492. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. (1994) Variations in benthic faunas among differing lake outlet types in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 28: 417-427. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. and Winterbourn MJ. (1993) Life history and production of Coloburiscus humeralis (Ephemeroptera: Oligoneuriidae) in two South Island high-country streams. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 27: 445-451. (Journal Articles)
  • Winterbourn MJ. and Harding JS. (1993) Life history variability and larval ecology of Aoteapsyche colonica (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae) in the South Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Natural Sciences 20: 23-33. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. (1992) Discontinuities in the distribution of invertebrates in impounded South Island rivers, New Zealand. Regulated Rivers: Research and Management 7: 327-335. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. (1992) Physico-chemical parameters and invertebrate fauna of three lake inflows and outlets in Westland, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 26: 95-102. (Journal Articles)
  • Harding JS. (1991) The larva of Neurochorema forsteri McFarlane (Trichoptera: Hydrobiosidae). New Zealand Natural Sciences 18: 51-54. (Journal Articles)