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Faruk Djodjic

Faruk Djodjic
My research explores mobilization and transport of nutrients from land to water with focus on agricultural landscape.


Land use and watershed management to reduce eutrophication, 10 hp

Marken i odlingen, 30 hp

Phosphorus cycling in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, PNG0071, PhD course

Modellering av akvatiska ekossystem, 1TV446, Uppsala University

Agricultural catchments in a changing world, PhD course


Current research activities include

  • Nutrient mobilization and transport at various scales
  • Hydrology-chemistry interactions and effects on sediment and nutrient losses
  • Modeling nutrients transport and source-apportionment
  • Tools for risk assessment of erosion and nutrient losses
  • Modeling spatial distribution of erosion and phosphorus losses and identification of variable source areas
  • Agricultural Best Management Practices for reduction of nutrient losses

Read more about research project TiRELeSS

Environmental analysis

Two fields. Aerial photo.
Figure 1. Aerial photography with erosion rills and gullies after a high-flow episode in spring 2013.
Aerial photo of two fields. Erosion lines marked in red. Illustration.
Figure 2. Aerial photography with modelled erosion pathways (red lines) compared to erosion rills and gullies after a high-flow episode in spring 2013. For more information see Djodjic & Villa, AMBIO 44:241-251.

Selected publications

Selection of recent publications

Djodjic, F., P. Geranmayeh and H. Markensten. 2020. Optimizing placement of constructed wetlands at landscape scale in order to reduce phosphorus losses. Ambio. doi:10.1007/s13280-020-01349-1.

Kirchmann, H., G. Börjesson, M.A. Bolinder, T. Kätterer and F. Djodjic. 2020. Soil properties currently limiting crop yields in Swedish agriculture – An analysis of 90 yield survey districts and 10 long-term field experiments. European Journal of Agronomy 120: 126132. doi:

Sandström, S., M.N. Futter, K. Kyllmar, K. Bishop, D.W. O'Connell and F. Djodjic. 2019. Particulate phosphorus and suspended solids losses from small agricultural catchments: Links to stream and catchment characteristics. Science of The Total Environment: 134616. doi:

Djodjic, F. and H. Markensten. 2019. From single fields to river basins: Identification of critical source areas for erosion and phosphorus losses at high resolution. Ambio. doi:10.1007/s13280-018-1134-8.

Bol, R., G. Gruau, P.-E. Mellander, R. Dupas, M. Bechmann, E. Skarbøvik, M. Bieroza, F. Djodjic, M. Glendell, P. Jordan, B. Van der Grift, M. Rode, E. Smolders, M. Verbeeck, S. Gu, E. Klumpp, I. Pohle, M. Fresne, and C. Gascuel-Odoux. 2018. Challenges of Reducing Phosphorus Based Water Eutrophication in the Agricultural Landscapes of Northwest Europe. Frontiers in Marine Science 5.

Djodjic, F., H. Elmquist, and D. Collentine. 2018. Targeting critical source areas for phosphorus losses: Evaluation with soil testing, farmers’ assessment and modelling. Ambio 47:45-56.

Thomas, I.A., P.E. Mellander, P.N.C. Murphy, O. Fenton, O. Shine, F. Djodjic, P. Dunlop, and P. Jordan. 2016. A sub-field scale critical source area index for legacy phosphorus management using high resolution data. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 233: 238-252.

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.

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

Bergström, L., Kirchmann, H., Djodjic, F., Ulén, B., Kyllmar, K., Andersson, H., Aronsson, H., Börjesson, G., Kynkäänniemi, P., Liu, J., Svanbäck, A., Villa, A. 2015. Turnover and losses of phosphorus in Swedish agricultural soils – long-term changes, leaching trends and mitigations measures. Journal of Environmental Quality 2015:44: 512-523.

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.

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.

Eveborn, D., Djodjic, F. 2015. GIS-based modelling of risks for impacts on surface water quality by onsite wastewater treatment systems (GIS-kartering av miljöskyddsnivå för små avlopp - Ett hjälpmedel vid tillstånds- och tillsynsarbete, In Swedish). JTI Rapport 53/2015, Kretslopp & Avfall.

Djodjic, F. 2015. Jordartsfördelning och växtnäringstillstånd i svensk åkermark - Sammanställning av resultat från Jordbruksverkets nationella jordartskartering. SLU, Institutionen för vatten och miljö, Rapport 2015:11.

Paulsson, R., F. Djodjic, C. Carlsson Ross, and K. Hjerpe. 2015. Nationell jordartskartering - Matjordens egenskaper i åkermarken. Jordbrusverkets Rapport 2015:19.

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


Researcher at the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment; Section for Geochemistry and Hydrology
Telephone: +4618673136
Postal address:
Institutionen för vatten och miljö, Box 7050
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala