Helen's research in surface water chemistry covers a broad remit: fundamental and applied research on the fate, behaviour and transport of macronutrients (phosphorus, P, nitrogen, N, and carbon, C), major ions, metals, trace elements, sediments and emerging contaminants (nanoparticles) to promote sustainable management of surface freshwater resources. She draws together key understanding of biogeochemical cycling and the impacts of pollutants and mitigation strategies on ecological integrity of river systems, in relation to climate variability, waste and effluent management, and changing rural and urban land use.
A major research focus is P and N in rivers, from UK to global perspectives, driven by concerns about eutrophication: a pervasive threat to water quality and water 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 120 papers (40 as first author) in international peer-reviewed journals, receiving over 4600 citations.
Helen's h-index is currently 43 (Web of Science)
Selected recent publications:
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
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. Availabe 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.