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SLU Water Hub does mainly work with projects within the environmental and monitoring programme eutrophication, SMED, and various projects for e.g. authorities and water management associations. Thus the most common publication from SLU Water Hub is a report. The researchers within SLU Water Hub do also publish articles in scientific journals. We do also attend with abstracts and proceedings at international and national conferences.

The list below covers publications in English from SLU Water Hub and its co-workers from 2008 and onwards.

Conference abstracts/posters are found futher down on this page. 

Publications with English summaries can be found on the Swedish version of this page.

Publications in English from SLU Water Hub


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2017 - Selection

Eckersten, H., Bolinder, M., Johnsson, H., Kätterer, T., Mårtensson, K., Collentine, D., Tidåker, P. & Marstorp, H., 2017: Nitrogen leaching and soil organic carbon sequestration of a Barley crop with improved N use efficiency – A regional case study, Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science, DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2017.1324041

Eckersten, H., Marstorp, H., Collentine, D., Johnsson, H. & Kätterer, T,. 2017. Ecosystem C and N dynamics affected by a modified spring barley trait with increased nitrogen use - a simulation case study, Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B — Soil & Plant Science, DOI: 10.1080/09064710.2017.1385835

Tidåker, P., Bergkvist, G., Bolinder, M., Eckersten, H., Johnsson, H., Kätterer, T., Weih, M., 2017. Estimating the environmental footprint of barley with improved nitrogen uptake efficiency - a Swedish scenario study. European Journal of Agronomy, 80, pp.45-54.

2016 - Selection

Vallin, A., A. Grimvall, E.-L. Sundblad, and F. Djodjic. 2016. Changes in four societal drivers and their potential to reduce Swedish nutrient inputs into the sea, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management report 2016:11.


Andersson, H., L. Bergström, B. Ulén, F. Djodjic, and H. Kirchmann. 2015. The Role of Subsoil as a Source or Sink for Phosphorus Leaching. J. Environ. Qual. 44: 535-544.

Bergström, L., H. Kirchmann, F. Djodjic, K. K., B. Ulén, J. Liu, H. Andersson, H. Aronsson, et al. 2015. Turnover and losses of phosphorus in Swedish agricultural soils: Long-term changes, leaching trends, and mitigation measures. Journal of Environmental Quality 44: 512-523.

Collentine, D., H. Johnsson, P. Larsson, H. Markensten, and K. Persson. 2015. Designing cost efficient buffer zone programs: An application of the FyrisSKZ tool in a Swedish catchment. AMBIO 44: 311-318.

Djodjic, F., and A. Villa. 2015. Distributed, high-resolution modelling of critical source areas for erosion and phosphorus losses. AMBIO 44: 241-251.

Fallenius, U.-B., H. Staaf, F. Djodjic, C. Orback, E. Widen-Nilsson, L. Korovin, E. Vorobeyeva, L. Makarova, et al. 2015. An improved system for monitoring and assessment of pollution loads from the Russian part of the Baltic Sea catchment for HELCOM purposes - RusNIP II. Implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) in the Russian Federation, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Report 6645. Stockholm 140.

Pengerud, A., Stålnacke, P., Bechmann, M., Blicher-Mathiesen, G., Iital, A., Koskiaho, J., Kyllmar, K., Lagzdins, A., Povilaitis, A. 2015. Temporal trends in phosphorus concentrations and losses from agricultural catchments in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica Section B – Soil and Plant Science 65 (2), 173-185.

David E. Radcliffe, D. K. Reid, K. Blombäck, C. H. Bolster, A. S. Collick, Z. M. Easton, W. Francesconi, D. R. Fuka, H. Johnsson, K. King, M. Larsbo, M. A. Youssef, A. S. Mulkey, N. O. Nelson, K. Persson, J. J. Ramirez-Avila, F. Schmieder, and D. R. Smith, 2015. Applicability of models to predict phosphorus losses in drained fields: A Review. J.Env. Qual. 44:614-628

Sharpley, A., L. Bergström, H. Aronsson, M. Bechmann, C. Bolster, K. Börling, F. Djodjic, H. Jarvie, et al. 2015. Future agriculture with minimized phosphorus losses to waters: Research needs and direction. AMBIO 44: 163-179.

Villa, A., F. Djodjic, L. Bergström, and K. Kyllmar. 2015. Screening risk areas for sediment and phosphorus losses to improve placement of mitigation measures. AMBIO 44: 612-623.

Ulén, B., Johansson, G., Kyllmar, K.. Stjernman Forsberg, L.  and Torstensson, G. Lagged response of nutrient leaching to reduced surpluses at the field and catchment scales. Hydrol. Process. 29, 3020–3037 (2015)


Villa, A., Djodjic, F., Bergström, L. 2014. Soil dispersion tests combined with topographical information can describe field-scale sediment and phosphorus losses. Soil Use and Management, 30: 342-350. 


Ahlgren, J., Djodjic, F., Börjesson, G. & Mattsson, L. 2013. Identification and quantification of organic phosphorus forms in soils from fertility experiments. Soil Use and Management, 29, 24-35.

Andersson, H., Bergström, L., Djodjic, F., Ulén, B. & Kirchmann, H. 2013. Topsoil and subsoil properties influence phosphorus leaching from four agricultural soils. Journal of Environmental Quality, 42, 455-463.

Blombäck, K., Duus Børgesen, C., Eckersten, H., Gielczewski, M., Piniewski, M., Sundin, S., Tattari, S., Väisänen, S. (Editors), 2013.  Productive agriculture adapted to reduced nutrient losses in future climate - Model and stakeholder based scenarios of Baltic Sea catchments. Baltic Compass report.

Parts in this report:
A. Adaptation scenarios: Karin Brink, Dennis Collentine, Holger Johnsson<, Ignacy Kardel, Martin Larsson, Peter Larsson, Pawel Marcinkowski, Hampus Markensten, Markku Puustinen, Gitte H. Rubæk, Tapio Salo, Finn P. Vinther, Peter Wallenberg, Mats Wallin, Elin Widén-Nilsson, Dennis Wiström, and the Editors
B. Model applications: Holger Johnsson, Ignacy Kardel, Peter Larsson, Pawel Marcinkowski, Hampus Markensten, Markku Puustinen, Tapio Salo, Hanna Arola, Mats Wallin, Elin Widén-Nilsson, and the Editors
C. Model comparison: Karin Blombäck, Christen Duus Børgesen, Dennis Collentine, Elin Widén-Nilsson, Henrik Eckersten, Holger Johnsson, Marek Gielczewski, Sirkka Tattari

<Collentine, D. and Johnsson, H., 2013.Evaluating the effect of climate variation on the cost efficiency of a crop permit policy in Southern Sweden, Journal of Water and Climate Change,  Vol 4, No 2, pp 110–117.

Djodjic, F. and Mattsson, L. 2013. Changes in plant-available and easily soluble phosphorus within 1 year after P amendment. Soil Use and Management, 29, 45-54.


Ahlgren, J., Djodjic, F. and Wallin, M. 2012. Barium as a potential indicator of Phosphorus in agricultural runoff, Journal of Environmental Quality 41:208–216,

Collentine, D., 2012. Improving the Cost Efficiency of Agri-Environmental Schemes to Reduce Nutrient Loads: Three case studies in the Baltic Sea Region. Baltic Compass Project Report. 

Collentine, D. and Johnsson, H. 2012. Crop discharge permits for reduction of nitrogen loads to the Baltic Sea, Journal of American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 48(1): 24–31.

Collentine D., Eckersten H., Norman Haldén A., Ryd Ottoson J., Salomon E., Sundin S., Tattari S, Braun J., Kuussaari, M., 2012. Consequences of future nutrient load scenarios on multiple benefits of agricultural production. Baltic COMPASS-report. 

Djodjic, F. and Spännar, M. Identification of critical source areas for erosion and phosphorus losses in small agricultural catchment in central Sweden. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science 62:sup2, pages 229-240.

Liu J., Aronsson H., Blombäck K., Persson K., Bergström L. 2012. Long-term measurements and model simulations of phosphorus leaching from a manured sandy soil, Journal of soil and water conservation, 67:2 , pages 101-110,

Reitzel, K., Ahlgren, J., Rydin, E. Egemose, S., Turner, B. L, and Hupfer, M., 2012, Diagenesis of settling seston: identity and transformations of organic phosphorus, J. Environ. Monit., 2012, 14, 1098,

Šileika, A.S., Wallin, M. and K. Gaigalis, 2012. Assessment of nitrogen pollution reduction options in the river Nemunas (Lithuania) using fyrisnp model, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management

Tattari, S., Jaakkola, E., Koskiaho, J., Räsänen, A., Huitu, H., Lilja, H., Salo , T., Ojanen, H., Norman Haldén, Djodjic, F., Collentine, D., Norrgren, L., Boqvist, S., Ottoson Ryd, J., Sternberg Lewerin, S., Pakhomau, A., Børgeson Duus , C., Rubæk, G., Krisciukaitiene, I. 2012. Mapping erosion- and phosphorus-vulnerable areas in the Baltic Sea Region - data availability, methods and biosecurity aspects. MTT Raportti 65: 69 s.

Ulén, B., Bechmann, M., Øygarden, L., and Kyllmar, K. 2012. Soil erosion in Nordic countries – future challenges and research needs. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science 62:sup2, pages 176-184.

Ulén, B., von Brömssen, C., Kyllmar, K., Djodjic, F., Stjärnman Forsberg, L. and Andersson, S. Long-term temporal dynamics and trends of particle-bound phosphorus and nitrate in agricultural stream waters. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science 62:sup2, pages 217-228.

Ulén B., Djodjic F., Buciene A., Masauskiene A. 2012. Phosphorus Load from Agricultural Land to the Baltic Sea 82-101. In Jakobsson C. (ed.) 2012. Sustainable Agriculture. Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Agriculture 1. The Baltic University Programme, Uppsala University 2012. 

Villa, A., Djodjic, F., Bergström, L., and Wallin, M. 2012. Assessing soil erodibility of Swedish clay soils – comparison of two simple soil dispersion methods. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Soil & Plant Science 62:sup2, pages 260-269.

Widén-Nilsson, E., Hansson K., Wallin M., Djodjic F., Orback C. 2012. The FyrisNP model Version 3.2. – A user´s manual. SLU, Insitutionen för miljöanalys. Rapport 2012:8.

Widén-Nilsson, E., Hansson K., Wallin M., Djodjic F., Lindgren G. 2012. The FyrisNP model Version 3.2. –Technical description. SLU, insitutionen. för miljöanalys. Rapport 2012:9.


Ahlgren, J., Reitzel, K., De Brabandere, H., Gogoll, A., Rydin, E., 2011, Release of organic P forms from lake sediments, Water Reserach 45(2011), pp 565-572,

Collentine, D. and M. Meacham, 2011. Comparative analysis of transaction costs for three alternative programs to reduce the discharge of nutrients to the Baltic Sea from wastewater treatment plants, special report prepared for the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Final report NV-05645-11.

Ulén, B., Djodjic, F., Etana, A., Johansson, G. and Lindström, J. 2011. The need for an improved risk index for phosphorus losses to water from tile-drained agricultural land. Journal of Hydrology, 400:234-243,


Ekstrand, S., Wallenberg, P., and Djodjic, F.,  2010. Process Based Modeling of Phosphorus Losses from Arable Land. Ambio, 39:100–115.


Collentine, D., in Swedish EPA, 2009. Proposal for a Fee System for Nitrogen and Phosphorus. Report 5968. (Summary of the Swedish Report 5913)

Ejhed, H., Brandt, M., Rapp, L. 2009. Nutrient loads to the Swedish marine environment in 2006. Sweden’s Report for HELCOM’s Fifth Pollution Load Compilation. Naturvårdsverket. Report 5995. September 2009


Heckrath G., Bechmann M., Ekholm P., Ulén B., Djodjic F., Andersen H. 2008. Review of indexing tools for identifying high risk areas of phosphorus loss in Nordic catchments. Journal of Hydrology, 349: 68-87,

Hansson K., Wallin M., Djodjic F., Orback C. 2008. The FyrisNP model Version 3.1. – A user´s manual. SLU, Insitutionen för miljöanalys. Rapport 2008:18. ISSN 1403-977X.

Hansson K., Wallin M., Djodjic F., Lindgren G. 2008. The FyrisNP model Version 3.1. –Technicaldescription. SLU, insitutionen. för miljöanalys. Rapport 2008:19. ISSN 1403-977X.

Conference abstracts (selection)

Djodjic, F. och Markensten, H. Distributed sub-field erosion modelling for the southern half of Sweden. Poster, EGU 2018. 

Blombäck, K., Johnsson, H., Lindsjö, A., Mårtensson, K. & Persson, K., 2017. The agricultural share of eutrophication. Calculations of leaching loads of nitrogen and phosphorus from Swedish arable soils. Proceeding from the International Interdisciplinary Conference on Land Use and Water Quality (LuWQ 2017), 29 May - 1 June 2017, the Hague, the Netherlands.

Faruk Djodjic of SLU Water HUB was one of the organizers of the 7th International Phosphorus Workshop (IPW7) in Uppsala 9th - 13th September 2013. Many members of SLU Water HUB were involved in the conference with presentations and posters, and as workshops and excursion leaders.

Several members of SLU Water HUB participated in the conference Catchment Science 2011 in Dublin 14-16 september 2011.

Many members of SLU Water HUB participated in the 6th International Phosphorus Workshop in Seville 27th September - 1 October 2010. 

Baltic Sea Day resolution (2009)

In framework of the 10th Baltic Sea Day 17-19 March 2009 in St Petersburg the rountable "Monitoring and modelling of nutrient load on the river basin level – methodologies, activities, results and follow up" was arranged by the HarmoBalt project. HarmoBalt is koordinated by SLU and partners are different research institutions in Russia and the Baltic states. All partners are using the Fyris model from SLU as a tool to model source apportioned nutrient loading in different pilot catchments. The project started 2007 and will be finalized in June 2009.

This roundtable was aimed to explore different methods and tools used for modelling and assessment of the nutrient load in countries sharing the Baltic Sea Basin, and discuss possibilities for harmonization and cooperation among different stakeholders.

Major topics for roundtable discussions were:

  • Modelling on the river basin level and up-scaling to the larger regional and national level;
  • Using the models for management and reporting purposes;
  • Improvement of the basis for future reporting to HELCOM (Pollution Load Compilations);
  • Implementation and revision of national nutrient reduction targets in BSAP
  • Appr. 30 experts from Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Russia, representing mainly research institutions and authorities, presented and discussed results from monitoring and modelling of nitrogen and phosphorus loading from different sources in pilot river basins.

Conclusions and recommendations from the roundtable are summarized in a resolution with the title "Resolution from roundtable on monitoring and modelling of nutrient load on the river basin level – methodologies, activities, results and follow up" (Word document).


Karin Blombäck, Director of SLU Water Hub, 
Department of Soil and Environment, SLU, +46 (0)18-67 12 63