Helen's research encompasses river-system biogeochemistry with particular emphasis on nutrient (phosphorus P, and nitrogen, N) cycling and water quality, from watershed to global perspectives. A major area is the role of nutrients in river eutrophication worldwide, and how improved nutrient stewardship can help ensure the future resilience of our river water quality and water resource security. Given that society is reliant on P to grow our food, and that phosphate rock is a non-renewable resource, Helen's research also explores how improved P stewardship can ensure future food security and meet water-quality goals.
Helen is an Adjunct (Visiting) Professor in Fluvial Sciences at the University of Arkansas, USA; a Visting Professor in Environmental Chemistry at Plymouth University, UK; and a Visiting Professor in Water Quality Science at the University of Tokyo, Japan.
Over the last 20 years, Helen has published 130 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, receiving over 5500 citations. Helen's h-index is currently 46 (Web of Science)
**Update January 2019**
(1) Our paper "Increased Soluble Phosphorus Loads to Lake Erie: Unintended Consequences of Conservation Practices?" has won the Journal of Environmental Quality Best Paper 2018 Award. The paper is available to read (open access) at: http://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/jeq/pdfs/46/1/123
(2) Our new open access paper in Agricultural and Environmental Letters explores the hydrological controls on riverine macronutrient (carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus) stoichiometry in a tributary to Lake Erie:
Smith, D.R. and Jarvie, H.P. (2018). Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Stoichiometric Response to Hydrologic Extremes in a Tributary to Lake Erie, USA. Agricultural and Environmental Letters 3:180043. doi:10.2134/ael2018.08.0043. Available at: http://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/ael/pdfs/3/1/180043
(3) 2019 marks the 350th Anniversary of the Discovery of Phosphorus by the Alchemist, Hennig Brandt! Read our open access paper which looks back at the history of our P use, takes stock of the way we currently manage P, and considers the challenges we face in improving P management for the future:
Sharpley, A, Jarvie H, Flaten D, and Kleinman, P. (2018). Celebrating the 350th Anniversary of Phosphorus Discovery: A Conundrum of Deficiency and Excess. Journal of Environmental Quality 47:774–777. Available Open Access at: http://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/jeq/pdfs/47/4/774
Other selected recent publications:
Jarvie, H.P., Sharpley, A.N., Kresse T, Hays, P.D., Williams, R.J. King, S.M., Berry, L.G., 2018. Coupling high-frequency stream metabolism and nutrient monitoring to explore biogeochemical controls on downstream nitrate delivery. Environmental Science & Technology, 52, 13708−13717. Available at: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.8b03074
Jarvie, H.P., Smith, D.R., Norton, L.R., Edwards, F., Bowes, M.J., King, S.M., Scarlett P., Davies, S., Dils, R., Bachiller-Jareno, N. (2018) Phosphorus and Nitrogen Limitation and Impairment of Headwater Streams Relative to Rivers in Great Britain: A National Perspective on Eutrophication. Science of the Total Environment, 621, 849-862. Available (Open Access) at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896971733187X
Riley, W.D.. Potter, E.C.E., Biggs, J., Collins A.L., Jarvie H.P., Jones, J.I., Kelly-Quinn, M. Ormerod S.J., Sear, D.A., Wilby, R.L., Broadmeadow, S., Brown, C.D., Chanin, P., Copp G.H., Cowx, I.G., Grogan, A., Hornby, D.D., Huggett, D., Kelly M.G., Naura M, Newman J.R., Siriwardena, G.M., (2018). Small Water Bodies in Great Britain and Ireland: Ecosystem function, human-generated degradation, and options for restorative action. Science of the Total Environment, 646, 1598-1616. Available (Open Access) at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969718327268
Jarvie, H.P., Johnson, L.T., Sharpley, A.N., Smith D.R., Baker D.B., Bruulsema, T.W., Confesor, R. (2017). Increased Soluble Phosphorus Loads to Lake Erie: Unintended Consequences of Conservation Practices? Journal of Environmental Quality, 46, 123-132. **ISI HIGHLY CITED PAPER**. Available (Open Access) at: http://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/jeq/pdfs/46/1/123
Jarvie, H.P., King SM, Neal, C. (2017). Inorganic carbon dominates total dissolved carbon concentrations and fluxes in British rivers: Application of the THINCARB model - Thermodynamic modelling of inorganic carbon in freshwaters. Science of the Total Environment, 575, 496-512. Available (Open Access) at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969716319040
Powers, S.M., Bruulsema, T.W., Burt, T.P., Chan, N.I., Elser, J.J., Haygarth P.M., Howden, N.J.K., Jarvie, H.P., Lyu, Y., Peterson, H.M., Sharpley A.N., Shen, J., Worrall F., and Zhang F. (2016). Long-term accumulation and transport of anthropogenic phosphorus in three river basins. Nature Geoscience DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2693 **ISI HIGHLY CITED PAPER**. Available at: http://www.nature.com/articles/ngeo2693
Sharpley, A., Kleinman, P. Jarvie, H., Flaten D. (2016). Distant Views and Local Realities: The Limits of Global Assessments to Restore the Fragmented Phosphorus Cycle. Agricultural and Environmental Letters, DOI: 10.2134/ael2016.07.0024. Availabel Open Access at: http://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/ael/pdfs/1/1/160024
MacDonald, G.K., Jarvie, H.P., Withers, P.J.A, Doody, D.G., et al (2016). Guiding phosphorus stewardship for multiple ecosystem services. Ecosystem Health & Sustainability. DOI: 10.1002/ehs2.1251. Available Open Access at: http://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/ehs2.1251
Jarvie, H.P., Sharpley, A.N., Flaten, D., Kleinman, P.J.A., Jenkins, A., Simmons, T. (2015). The Pivotal Role of Phosphorus in a Resilient Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus. Journal of Environmental Quality , 44, 1049–1062. Available (Open Access) at: http://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/jeq/pdfs/44/4/1049
For a full publication list, please see Helen's ResearchGate page at: http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Helen_Jarvie
MA (University of Oxford) Geography; PhD (University of Reading) Fluvial Sedimentology/Geochemistry
Helen is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and a member of the British Hydrolological Society.