Robert Harrison

Robert Harrison

Forest nutrition; mineral cycling; long-term forest productivity; organic waste utilization; carbon sequestration

Office: Bloedel 218
Phone: 206-685-7463 
Email: robh@uw.edu


B.S., North Carolina State University, 1978
M.S., University of New Hampshire, 1981
Ph.D., Auburn University, 1985

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 100 Introduction to Environmental Science (5)Winter
ESRM 100 Introduction to Environmental Science (5)Autumn
ESRM 100 Introduction to Environmental Science (5)Spring
ESRM 100 Introduction to Environmental Science (5)Summer
ESRM 414 Forest Soil Fertility and Chemistry (3)Spring
ESRM 416 Field Survey of Wildland Soils (3)Summer
SEFS 510 Graduate Studies in Forest Soils (1-5)Spring
SEFS 515 Advanced Soil Water Plant Analysis (3)Spring
SEFS 521 Current Topics in Forest Resources (2)Spring
Current Sponsored Research:
Effect of Organic Matter Retention & Management on Long-term Productivity of Pacific Northwest Coastal Douglas-fir
Recent Publications:
Jandl, R., M. Rodeghiero, C. Martinez, M.F. Cotrufo, F. Bampa, B van Wesemael, R.B. Harrison, I.A. Guerrini, D.D. Richter, L. Rustad, K. Lorenz, A. Chabbi and F. Miglietta. 2014. Current status, uncertainty and future needs in soil organic carbon monitoring.. Science of the Total Environment 468: 376-383
Shryock, B., K. Littke, M. Ciol, D. Briggs and R.B. Harrison.. 2014. The effects of urea fertilization on carbon sequestration in Douglas-fir plantations of the coastal Pacific Northwest.. Forest Ecology and Management 318: 341-348
Holub, SM, TA Terry, CA Harrington, RB Harrison and R Meade. 2013. Tree growth ten years after residual biomass removal, soil compaction, tillage, and competing vegetation control in a highly-productive Douglas-fir plantation. Forest Ecology and Management 305: 60-66
Devine, WD, P.A. Footen, B.D Strahm, R.B. Harrison, T.A. Terry and T.B. Harrington. 2012. Nitrogen leaching following whole-tree and bole-only harvests on two contrasting Pacific Northwest sites. Forest Ecology and Management 267: 7-17
Devine, WD, P.A. Footen, R.B. Harrison, T.A. Terry C.A. Harrington, S. M. Holub and P. J. Gould. 2012. Estimating Tree Biomass, Carbon, and Nitrogen in Two Vegetation Control Treatments in an 11-Year Old Douglas-Fir Plantation On a Highly Productive Site. USDA GTR RP(591)
Harrison, R.B., P.W. Footen, and B.D. Strahm. 2011. Deep soil horizons: Contribution and importance to soil C pools and in assessing whole-ecosystem response to management and global change. Forest Science 57: 67-76.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
Research Group