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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.


How do water, particles and nutrients move across landscape? In the photo, I'm showing an analogue ancestor from 2014 to digital Storymap. Photo by: Jenny Svennås-Gillner, SLU.


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

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

I am working within frames of SLU Water hub where focus is on developing, managing and applying models for calculation of leaching, transport, retention, and source apportionment of nitrogen and phosphorus. Also, I am participating in SMED Vatten. SMED stands for Swedish Methodology for Environmental Data and is consortium comprising the Swedish Environmental Research Institute (IVL), SLU, Statistics Sweden (SCB) and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).



In LIFE IP Rich waters we are developing new learning environment (Story map) to facilitate implementation of countermeasures to reduce nutrient losses. 



Selected publications

Selection of recent publications

Djodjic F, Bergström L, Schmieder F, Sandström C, Agback P, Hu Y (2023) Soils potentially vulnerable to phosphorus losses: speciation of inorganic and organic phosphorus and estimation of leaching losses. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. doi:10.1007/s10705-023-10298-6. 

Sandström S, Markensten H, Futter MN, Kyllmar K, O’Connell DW, Bishop K, Djodjic F (2023) Distributed dynamic modelling of suspended sediment mobilization and transport from small agricultural catchments. Frontiers in Environmental Science 11. doi:10.3389/fenvs.2023.1196048.

Djodjic, F., P. Geranmayeh, D. Collentine, H. Markensten and M. Futter. 2022. Cost effectiveness of nutrient retention in constructed wetlands at a landscape level. Journal of Environmental Management 324: 116325. doi:

Sandström, S., M.N. Futter, D.W. O'Connell, E.E. Lannergård, J. Rakovic, K. Kyllmar, L.W. Gill and F. Djodjic. 2021. Variability in fluvial suspended and streambed sediment phosphorus fractions among small agricultural streams. Journal of Environmental Quality n/a. doi:

Kyllmar, K., J. Fölster, H. Aronsson, K. Berglund, F. Djodjic, A. Etana, P. Geranmayeh and I. Wesström. 2021. Åtgärder i jordbruket mot övergödning – förslag till system för uppföljning av effekt. Ekohydrologi 167. Uppsala.

Djodjic, F., M. Bieroza and L. Bergström. 2021. Land use, geology and soil properties control nutrient concentrations in headwater streams. Science of The Total Environment 772: 145108.

Piniewski, M., S. Tattari, J. Koskiaho, O. Olsson, F. Djodjic, M. Giełczewski, P. Marcinkowski, M. Księżniak, et al. 2020. How effective are River Basin Management Plans in reaching the nutrient load reduction targets? Ambio. doi:10.1007/s13280-020-01393-x.

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.



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