Jon Harding

Dean of Postgraduate ResearchJon Harding

Professor in Stream Biology
Matariki L5 Nth
Internal Phone: 95135

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

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.

Recent Publications

  • Collins KE., Febria CM., Warburton HJ., Devlin HS., Hogsden KL., Goeller BC., McIntosh AR. and Harding JS. (2018) Evaluating practical macrophyte control tools on small agricultural waterways in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research : 1-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.2018.1487454.
  • Gamlen-Greene R., Harding JS., Hawke DJ. and Horton TW. (2018) Forest stream biota carbon: Nitrogen ratios are unaffected by nutrient subsidies from breeding Westland petrels (Procellaria westlandica). Marine and Freshwater Research 69(10): 1508-1516. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF17301.
  • Pohe SR., Winterbourn MJ., Goldstien SJ. and Harding JS. (2018) Distribution, body size, genetic structure and conservation of Siphlaenigma janae (Insecta: Ephemeroptera). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 45(2): 154-170. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014223.2017.1405823.
  • Pohe SR., Winterbourn MJ., Goldstien SJ., Ball OJP. and Harding JS. (2018) Distribution, nymphal habitat, genetic structure and conservation of the New Zealand mayfly Isothraulus abditus (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) and a description of its subimago. New Zealand Journal of Zoology : 1-18. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014223.2018.1464034.
  • Pomeranz JPF., Warburton HJ. and Harding JS. (2018) Anthropogenic mining alters macroinvertebrate size spectra in streams. Freshwater Biology http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/fwb.13196.