Coevolution Research Group

Rhett D Harrison

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Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China
Email: rharrison@xtbg.org.cn

Education
BSc Hons. (Zoology). University of Durham, UK
MSc Kyoto University, Japan
PhD Kyoto University, Japan

Professional appointments
Editor, Malayan Nature Journal
Subject editor, Ecological Research
Co-ordinator, CTFS-AA Field Biology Courses
Secretary, Association for Tropical Biology & Conservation, Asia-Pacific chapter
Council member, Malaysian Nature Society

Publications
Katabuchi, M., R. D. Harrison, and T. Nakashizuka. 2008 Documenting the effects of foundress number in a dioecious fig, Ficus fistulosa. Biotropica 40: 457-461.
Harrison, R. D., N. RØnsted and Peng, Y-Q. 2008 Fig and fig wasp biology: A perspective from the East. Symbiosis 45:1-8.
Harrison, R. D. 2008. Adaptive significance of phenological variation among hemi-epiphytic figs in Borneo. Symbiosis 45: 83-90.
Harrison, R. D. 2007. Maintenance of specificity in an isolate fig. Biotropica 39: 275-277.

Harrison, R. D. and J.-Y. Rasplus. 2006 Dispersal of fig pollinators in Asian tropical forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22:631-639.
Harrison, R. D. 2006. Mortality and recruitment in a community of Bornean hemi-epiphytic figs. Journal of Tropical Ecology 22:477-480.
Sakai, S., R. D. Harrison, K. Momose, K. Kuraji, T. Yasunari, L. Chong and T. Nakashizuka. 2006. Irregular droughts trigger mass flowerings in aseasonal tropical forests in Asia. American Journal of Botany 93:1134-1139.
Harrison, R. D. 2005. Destructive fires are not just Indonesia’s problem. Nature 433:13.
Harrison, R. D., K. Momose, and T. Inoue. 2005. Pollination of Dipterocarpus by Apis dorsata during a general flowering. Malayan Nature Journal 57:67-80.
Harrison, R. D. 2005. Figs and the diversity of tropical rain forests. Bioscience 55: 1053-1065.

Harrison, R. D. 2005. Ecological diversity of figs (Ficus, Moraceae) at Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak. Malayan Nature Journal 57: 173-191.
Harrison, R. D. 2003. Fig wasp dispersal and the stability of a keystone plant resource in Borneo. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 270:S76-S79.
Harrison, R. D., A. A. Hamid, T. Kenta, J. LaFrankie, H.-S. Lee, H. Nagamasu, T. Nakashizuka, and P. Palmiotto. 2003. The diversity of hemi-epiphytic figs in a Bornean lowland rain forest. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 78:439-456.
Harrison, R. D., and N. Yamamura. 2003. A few more hypotheses for the evolution of dioecy in figs. Oikos 100:628-635.
Harrison, R. D. 2001. Drought and the consequences of El Niño in Borneo: A case study of figs. Population Ecology 43:63-76.
Harrison, R. D., R. Banka, R. Yumuna, I. W. B. Thornton, and M. Shanahan. 2001. Colonisation of an island volcano, Long Island, Papua New Guinea, and an emergent island, Motmot, in its caldera lake. II. The vascular flora. Journal of Biogeography 28:1311-1337.
Shanahan, M., R. D. Harrison, S. Hart, M. Storey, and P. Allman-ward. 2001. Vertebrate fauna of the recently gazetted Pulong Tau National Park, Sarawak: Findings of a Malaysian Nature Society Expedition. Malayan Nature Journal 54:329-340.
Shanahan, M., R. D. Harrison, R. Yamuna, W. Koen, and I. W. B. Thornton. 2001. Colonisation of an island volcano, Long Island, Papua New Guinea, and an emergent island, Motmot, in its caldera lake. V. Figs (Ficus spp.), their dispersers and pollinators. Journal of Biogeography 28:1365-1377.
Thornton, I. W. B., S. Cook, J. S. Edwards, R. D. Harrison, C. Schipper, M. Shanahan, R. Singadan, and R. Yamuna. 2001. Colonisation of an island volcano, Long Island, Papua New Guinea, and an emergent island, Motmot, in its caldera lake.  VII. Overview and discussion. Journal of Biogeography 28:1389-1408
Harrison, R. D. 2000. Repercussions of El Niño: Drought causes extinction and the breakdown of mutualism in Borneo. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 267:911-915.
Harrison, R. D., N. Yamamura, and T. Inoue. 2000. The phenology of a common roadside fig in Sarawak. Ecological Research 15:47-61.
Kameyama, T., R. D. Harrison, and N. Yamamura. 1999. Persistence of a fig wasp population and evolution of dioecy in figs: A simulation study. Researches on Population Ecology 41:243-252.
Nagamitsu, T., R. D. Harrison, and T. Inoue. 1999. Beetle pollination of Vatica parvifolia (Dipterocarpaceae) in Sarawak, Malaysia. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 51:43-54.
Roubik, D., W., T. Inoue, A. Hamid, and R. D. Harrison. 1999. Height communication by Bornean honey bees (Apiformes: Apidae; Apini). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 72:256-261.
Momose, K., T. Yumoto, T. Nagamitsu, M. Kato, H. Nagamasu, S. Sakai, R. D. Harrison, T. Itioka, A. A. Hamid, and T. Inoue. 1998. Pollination biology in a lowland dipterocarp forest in Sarawak, Malaysia. I. Characteristics of the plant-pollinator community in a lowland dipterocarp forest. American Journal of Botany 85:1477-1501.

Book chapters
Harrison, R. D. 2005. A severe drought in Lambir Hills National Park. Pages 51-64 in D. W. Roubik, S. Sakai, and A. A. Hamid (eds). Pollination Ecology and the Rain Forest Canopy: Sarawak Studies. Springer Verlag.
Harrison, R. D., and M. Shanahan. 2005. Seventy-seven ways to be a fig: An overview of a diverse assemblage of figs in Borneo. Pages 111-127 (appendix 246-249) in D. W. Roubik, S. Sakai, and A. A. Hamid (eds). Pollination Ecology and the Rain Forest Canopy: Sarawak Studies. Springer Verlang, New York.
Lee, H.-S., S. Tan, S. J. Davies, J. V. LaFrankie, P. S. Ashton, T. Yamakura, A. Itoh, T. Ohkubo, and R. D. Harrison. 2004. Lambir Hills forest dynamics plot, Sarawak, Malaysia. Pages 527-539 in E. C. Losos and E. G. Leigh Jr (eds). Tropical forest diversity and dynamism: Findings from a large-scale plot network. Unviersity of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Other documents
Vasudevan, M., C. T. Kaluthota, and R. D. Harrison, (editors) 2007. Proceedings of the International Field Biology Course 2007, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden, Yunnan Province, China 2 Sep – 13 October 2007. Center for Tropical Forest Science – Arnold Arboretum Asia Program.
Khoo, M-S, C. Hong-Wa, and R. D. Harrison, (editors) 2005. Proceedings of the International Field Biology Course 2006, Sinharaja, Sri Lanka. 30 July – 28 August 2006. Center for Tropical Forest Science – Arnold Arboretum Asia Program.
Harrison, R. D. 2006. Where are all the hornbills? Borneo Post June 2006
Harrison, R. D. (editor) 2005. Proceedings of the International Field Biology Course 2005, Khao Chong, Thailand. 15 June – 14 July 2005. Center for Tropical Forest Science – Arnold Arboretum Asia Program.
Harrison, R. D. (editor) 2004. Proceedings of the International Field Biology Course 2004, Lambir Hills National Park, Sarawak. 15 July – 14 August 2004. Center for Tropical Forest Science – Arnold Arboretum Asia Program.
Harrison, R. D. 2004. FIGS – Exploring the paths to mutualism. Borneo Post Saturday 14 August 2004.
Harrison, R. D. & Ashton, P. S. 2003. Lambir Hills National Park: Sarawak’s best kept secret. Malaysian Naturalist 57: 12-23.
Harrison, R. D. 1999. Pulong Tau: Our forest. Malaysian Naturalist 53: 32-37.
Harrison, R. D. & Sakai, S. 1999. Drought and reproductive phenology in a lowland Dipterocarp forest. Inside CTFS Summer 1999: 4.
Harrison, R. D. & Shanahan M. 1998. Malaysian Nature Society 1998 Expedition to the proposed Pulong Tau National Park Sarawak, Malaysia. Malaysian Nature Society, Miri Branch, Miri, Sarawak.
Harrison, R. D. 1996. The Wilderness of Lambir Hills National Park. Borneo Magazine 7: 34-44.
Harrison, R. D. 1994. Bolivia ’93 – A study of Mercury Pollution. La Paz, Bolivia: British Embassy.
Harrison, R. D. 1994. The invisible threat of mercury pollution. Bolivian Times La Paz, Bolivia
Harrison, R. D. & Munro, K. 1991. Durham University Expedition to Tambopata-Candamo. Durham: Durham University.