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Johanna Wetterlind

Johanna Wetterlind



  • Agronomist Diploma 2002
  • AgrD autumn 2009
  • Postdoc. at INRA (InfoSol) France 201

Focus on soil mapping in particular using near infrared reflectance (NIR) spectroscopy. Using gamma-spectrometric surveys in soil mapping. Within-field variations in nitrogen mineralization and the possibilities to predict it.

Research interests

Key words: Multivariate statistics, pedometrics, geostatistics, geographical information system (GIS), precision agriculture, digital soil mapping, chemometrics, proximal sensors


In-field diffuse reflectance farm soil mapping - identification of key spectral features and interactions

I am also involved in:

  • In field farm soil mapping of top and sub soil
  • Identifying critical areas and transport pathways for phosphorus
  • Validation and implementation of the NIR technology in the rutines of soil laboratories for cost effective farm soil mapping

Selected publications


Wetterlind, J. 2009. Improved farm soil mapping using near infrared reflection spectroscopy. Doctoral diss. Dept. of Soil and Environment, SLU. Acta Universitatis agricuturae Sueciae vol. 2009:68.

Peer-reviewed articles in international journals

Araújo, S.R., Wetterlind, J., Demattê, J.A.M. and Stenberg, B. 2014. Improving the prediction performance of a large tropical vis-NIR spectroscopic soil library from Brazil by clustering into smaller subsets or use of data mining calibration techniques. European journal of soil sciences.  65(5), 718-729. DOI: 10.1111/ejss.12165

Guerrero, C., Stenberg, B., Wetterlind, J., Rossel, R.A.V., Maestre, F.T., Mouazen, A.M., Zornoza, R., Ruiz-Sinoga, J.D., Kuang, B., 2014. Assessment of soil organic carbon at local scale with spiked NIR calibrations: effects of selection and extra-weighting on the spiking subset. European Journal of Soil Science 65(2), 248-263.

Meersmans, J., Martin, M. P., Lacarce, E., Orton, T. G., De Baets, S., Gourrat, M., Saby, N. P. A., Wetterlind, J., Bispo, A., Quine, T. A. & Arrouays, D. 2013. Estimation of Soil Carbon Input in France: An Inverse Modelling Approach. Pedosphere, 23, 422-436.

Wetterlind, J., Stenberg, B., Rossel, R.A.V., 2013. Soil analysis using visible and near infrared spectroscopy. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 953, 95-107.

Meersmans, J., Martin, MP., De Ridder, F., Lacarce, E., Wetterlind, J., De Baets, S., Le Bas, C., Louis, BP., Orton, TG., Bispo, A., Arrouays, D. 2012. A novel soil organic C model using climate, soil type and management data at the national scale in France. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 32(4), 873-888.

Wetterlind, J., Bruno Tourlière, B., Martelet, G., Deparis, J., Saby, N.P.A., Richer de Forges, A.C. & Arrouays, D. 2012. Are there any effects of the agricultural use of chemical fertiliser on elements detected by airborne gamma-spectrometric surveys? Geoderma. 173-174, 34-41. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2012.01.011

Wetterlind, J., Richer De Forges, A. C., Nicoullaud, B. and Arrouays, D. 2012. Changes in uranium and thorium contents in topsoil after long-term phosphorus fertilizer application. Soil use and management 28(1), 101-107. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-2743.2011.00376.x

Bergkvist, G., Stenberg, M., Wetterlind, J., Båth, B., Elfstrand, S. 2010. Clover cover crops under-sown in winter wheat increase yield of subsequent spring barley-Effect of N dose and companion grass. Field crops research 120(2), 292-298. DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2010.11.001

Stenberg, B., Viscarra Rossel, R., Mouazenc, A.M., Wetterlind, J. 2010. Visible and near infrared spectroscopy in soil science: Advances in Agronomy 107, 163-215.

Wetterlind, J., Stenberg, B. & Söderström, M. 2010. Increased sample point density in farm soil mapping by local calibration of near infrared prediction models. Geoderma 156(3-4), 152-160.  DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2010.02.012

Wetterlind, J. & Stenberg, B. 2010. Near infrared spectroscopy for within field soil characterisation – Small local calibrations compared with national libraries augmented with local samples. European journal of soil sciences 61(6), 823-843. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2010.01283.x

Wetterlind, J., Stenberg, B. & Jonsson, A. 2008. Near infrared reflectance spectroscopy compared with soil clay and organic matter content for estimating within-field variation in N uptake in cereals. Plant and Soil 302, 317-327. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-007-9489-9

Wetterlind, J., Stenberg, B. & Söderström, M. 2008. The use of near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to improve soil mapping at the farm scale. Precision Agriculture 9(1-2), 57-69. DOI: 10.1007/s11119-007-9051-z

International conferences and Swedish reports


Researcher at the Department of Soil and Environment; Soil nutrient cycling
Telephone: +4651167112, +46703663336
Postal address:
Inst f mark och miljö, precisionsodling, Box 234
53223 SKARA
Visiting address: Gråbrödragatan 19, Skara