Jon Harding

ProfessorJon Harding

Stream Biology
Biology 333
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. (2019) Evaluating practical macrophyte control tools on small agricultural waterways in Canterbury, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 53(2): 182-200.
  • Coxon S., Harding JS. and Gilpin B. (2019) Faecal indicator bacteria in New Zealand freshwater fish: a pilot study. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 53(3): 470-479.
  • Goeller BC., Burbery LF., Febria CM., Collins KE., Burrows NJ., Simon KS., Harding JS. and McIntosh AR. (2019) Capacity for bioreactors and riparian rehabilitation to enhance nitrate attenuation in agricultural streams. Ecological Engineering 134: 65-77.
  • Goeller BC., Febria CM., Warburton HJ., Hogsden KL., Collins KE., Devlin HS., Harding JS. and McIntosh AR. (2019) Springs drive downstream nitrate export from artificially-drained agricultural headwater catchments. Science of the Total Environment 671: 119-128.
  • Meijer CG., Warburton HJ., Harding JS. and McIntosh AR. (2019) Shifts in population size structure for a drying-tolerant fish in response to extreme drought. Austral Ecology 44(4): 658-667.