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April 2016: John Harrison, recipient of the WSU Vancouver Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence 

The Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence is given annually to a WSU Vancouver faculty member whose research quality and quantity are exemplary, and whose work has had a positive influence on the broader community. It is the university’s highest research honor.

Since joining the WSU Vancouver faculty in 2006, John Harrison has brought more than $2 million in external funding to WSU. He studies watershed biochemistry, with particular attention to the effects of human activities on watersheds. Recently, his Global Change and Watershed Biochemistry Lab has been exploring the effects of nitrogen and other bioactive nutrients on coastal and riverine ecosystems, including the Columbia River and Pacific Northwest ocean shores.

In this months issue we highlight John’s work that focuses on managing reservoirs for the health of the environment.

Click on Research Highlights above to read the story.