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Jon Petter Gustafsson

Jon-Petter Gustafsson
Professor (Chair) in Soil Chemistry. Vice-dean for undergraduate and graduate education, NJ Faculty.


Soil is a fascinating medium. For example, it provides plants with water, it acts at the foundation support for most man-made structures, and it is the habitat for many organisms. Moreover, it acts as both a sink and a source for a large number of chemical constituents, some of which are nutrients and other contaminants. Moreover its properties (for example pH and fertility) are quite different depending on where you are.   

In the Soil Chemistry group we try to understand the chemical processes at the solid-liquid interface in soils, and how these processes determine the mobility and bioavailability of phosphorus, trace metals and organic compounds. The tools we use include geochemical modelling (Visual MINTEQ, HD-MINTEQ) and synchrotron-based characterisation techniques (XAFS, SXRF).


I am the examiner and one of the teachers on:

Environmental Geochemistry, MV0218

Further, I also teach on:

Förorenad mark - riskbedömning och åtgärder, TE0020

Soil biology and biogeochemical cycles, BI1322


Current research interests include:

- Sorption mechanisms of metal(loid)s and perfluoroalkyl substances in soils

- Development of geochemical models (e.g. Visual MINTEQ)

- Phosphorus in soils - improving our understanding of phosphorus geochemistry to improve fertilizer recommendations and prevent eutrophication

- Evaluation of methods to retain and recycle phosphorus from on-site wastewater treatment systems

- Development of dynamic models to predict effects of forest management and acidification recovery


Professor in Soil Chemistry, SLU, 2013

Professor in Soil and Groundwater Chemistry, KTH, 2009

Associate Professor in Soil and Groundwater Chemistry, KTH, 2002

PhD, Groundwater Chemistry, KTH, 1995

Postdoctoral stays at the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute (now James Hutton Institute), Aberdeen, UK, 1995 and at University of Toledo, OH, US, 2005


Currently I am the main supervisor of the following PhD students:

  • Tove Florén, SLU. Imogolite-type nanoparticles in the environment.
  • Ylva Bellander, SLU. Towards better risk assessment of cadmium in agricultural soil.

Selected publications

Uddh Söderberg, T., Augustsson, A., Kleja, D.B., Jarsjö, J., Fröberg, M., Åström, M., Gustafsson, J.P. 2024. Challenges in geochemical modelling of metal(loid) solubility and binding mechanisms along a soil profile at a multi-contaminated site. Applied Geochemistry 170, 106063. Open access. 

Tuyishime, J.R.M., Florén, T., Rivard, C., Gustafsson, J.P. 2024. Microscale heterogeneity of phosphorus species associated with secondary mineral phases in the B horizons of two boreal Podzols. Chemical Geology 655, 122083. Open access.

Gustafsson, J.P., Affholder, M.-C., Dahlin, A.S. 2024. Cadmium accumulation in soil resulting from application of biogas digestate and wood ash – Mass balance modelling. Applied Geochemistry 165, 105951. Open access.

Hällström, L.P.B., Gustafsson, J.P. 2024. The source, mobility and fate of bismuth (Bi) in legacy mine waste, Yxsjöberg, Sweden. Minerals 14, 122. Open access.

Formentini, T.A., Cornelis, G., Gustafsson, J.P., Leicht, K., Tiberg, C., Planer-Friedrich, B., Durant, N., Fan, D., Kleja, D.B. 2024. Immobilizing arsenic in contaminated anoxic aquifer sediment using sulfidated and uncoated zero-valent iron (ZVI). Journal of Hazardous Materials 462, 132743. Open access.

Gustafsson, J.P., Barbi, F., Braun, S., Klysubun, W., Börjesson, G. 2023. Where does all the phosphorus go? Mass balance modelling of phosphorus in the Swedish long-term soil fertility experiments. Geoderma 440, 116727. Open access.

Saentho, A., Sjöstedt, C., Prakongkep, N., Klysubun, W., Gustafsson, J.P., Wisawapipat, W. 2023. Fate of silicon in tropical agricultural soil clays using XANES spectroscopy. Applied Clay Science 245, 107145. 

Envall, I., Fagerlund, F., Johansson Westholm, L., Bring, A., Land, M., Åberg, C., Haddaway, N.R., Gustafsson, J.P. 2023. Existing evidence related to soil retention of phosphorus from on-site wastewater treatment systems in boreal and temperate climate zones: a systematic map. Environmental Evidence 12, 6. Open access.

Campos-Pereira, H., Kleja, D.B., Ahrens, L., Enell, A., Kikuchi, J., Pettersson, M., Gustafsson, J.P. 2023. Effect of pH, surface charge and soil properties on the solid–solution partitioning of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in a wide range of temperate soils. Chemosphere 321, 138133. Open access.

Adediran, G.A., Kielman-Schmitt, M., Kooijman, E., Gustafsson, J.P. 2022. Significance of phosphorus inclusions and discrete micron-sized grains of apatite in postglacial forest soils. European Journal of Soil Science 73, e13310. Open access.

Tuyishime, J.R.M., Adediran, G.A., Olsson, B.A., Sahlén Zetterberg, T., Högbom, L., Spohn, M., Lim, H., Klysubun, W., Borca, C.N., Huthwelker, T., Gustafsson, J.P. 2022. Phosphorus speciation in the organic layer of two Swedish forest soils 13–24 years after wood ash and nitrogen application. Forest Ecology and Management 521, 120432. Open access. 

Gustafsson, J.P., Antelo, J. 2022. Competitive arsenate and phosphate adsorption on ferrihydrite as described by the CD-MUSIC model. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 6, 1397-1406. Open access.

Tiberg, C., Smolders, E., Fröberg, M., Gustafsson, J.P., Kleja, D.B. 2022. Combining a standardized batch test with the biotic ligand model to predict copper and zinc ecotoxicity in soils. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 41, 1540-1554. Open access.

Sjöstedt, C., Kristofferson, Å., Gustafsson, J.P., Heldele, A.-S., Kessler, V., Kleja, D.B. 2022. Evidence of the mineral ZnHAsO4·H2O, koritnigite, controlling As(V) and Zn(II) solubility in a multi-contaminated soil. Applied Geochemistry 140, 105301. Open access.

Campos-Pereira, H., Makselon, J., Kleja, D.B., Prater, I., Kögel-Knabner, I., Ahrens, L., Gustafsson, J.P. 2022. Binding of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) by organic soil materials with different structural composition - charge- and concentration-dependent sorption behavior. Chemosphere 297, 134167. Open access.

Kleja, D.B., Gustafsson, J.P., Kessler, V., Persson, I. 2022. Bismuth(III) forms exceptionally strong complexes with organic matter. Environmental Science and Technology 56, 3076-3084. Open access.

Tuyishime, J.R.M., Adediran, G.A., Olsson, B.A., Spohn, M., Hillier, S., Klysubun, W., Gustafsson, J.P. 2022. Phosphorus abundance and speciation in acid forest Podzols – effect of postglacial weathering. Geoderma 406, 115500. Open access. 

Braun, S., McLaren, T., Frossard, E., Tuyishime, J.M.R., Börjesson, G., Gustafsson, J.P. 2022. Phosphorus desorption and isotope exchange kinetics in agricultural soils. Soil Use and Management 38, 515-527. Open access.

Cervi, E.C., Clark, S., Boye, K.E., Gustafsson, J.P., Baken, S., Burton Jr., G.A. 2021. Copper transformation, speciation, and detoxification in anoxic and suboxic freshwater sediments. Chemosphere 282, 131063. Open access.

Verbeeck, M., Moens, C., Gustafsson, J.P. 2021. Mechanisms of antimony ageing in soils: an XAS study. Applied Geochemistry 128, 104936. Open access.

Campos Pereira, H., Kleja, D.B., Sjöstedt, C., Ahrens, L., Klysubun, W., Gustafsson, J.P. 2020. The adsorption of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) onto ferrihydrite is governed by surface charge. Environmental Science & Technology 54, 15722-15730. Open access.

Adediran, G., Lundberg, D., Almkvist, G., Pradas del Real, A.E., Klysubun, W., Hillier, S., Gustafsson, J.P., Simonsson, M. (2021) Micro and nano sized particles in leachates from agricultural soils: Phosphorus and sulfur speciation by X-ray micro-spectroscopy. Water Research 189, 116585Open access.

Adediran, G., Tuyishime, J.M.R., Vantelon, D., Klysubun W., Gustafsson, J.P. (2020) Phosphorus in 2D: spatially resolved P speciation in two Swedish forest soils as influenced by apatite weathering and podzolization. Geoderma 376, 114550. Open access. 

Schmieder, F., Gustafsson, J.P., Klysubun, W., Zehetner, F., Riddle, M., Kirchmann, H., Bergström, L. (2020) Phosphorus speciation in cultivated organic soils revealed by P K-edge XANES spectroscopy. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 183, 367-381. Open access.

Tiberg, C., Sjöstedt, C., Eriksson, A.K., Klysubun, W., Gustafsson, J.P. (2020) Phosphate competition with arsenate on poorly crystalline iron and aluminum (hydr)oxide mixtures. Chemosphere 255, 126937. Open access.

Gustafsson, J.P., Braun, S., Tuyishime, J.M.R., Adediran, G.A., Warrinnier, R., Hesterberg, D. (2020) A probabilistic approach to phosphorus speciation of soils using P K-edge XANES spectroscopy with linear combination fitting. Soil Systems 4(2), 26. Open access. Link to the AthenaAut code used in the paper.

Warrinnier, R., Bossuyt, S., Resseguier, C., Cambier, P., Houot, S., Gustafsson, J.P., Diels, J., Smolders, E. (2020) Anaerobic respiration in the unsaturated zone of agricultural soil mobilizes phosphorus and manganese. Environmental Science and Technology 54, 4922-4931. 

Aullón Alcaine, A., Schulz, C., Bundschuh, J., Jacks, G., Thunvik, R., Gustafsson, J.P., Mörth, C.-M., Sracek, O., Ahmad, A., Bhattacharya, P. (2020) Hydrogeochemical controls on the mobility of arsenic, fluoride and other geogenic cocontaminants in the shallow aquifers of northeastern La Pampa province, Argentina. Science of the Total Environment 715, 136671.

Bhattacharya, P., Gustafsson, J.P. (2019) Tribute to Gunnar Jacks (*April 13, 1937 †September 18, 2019). Environmental Earth Sciences 78, 724.

Akselsson, C., Belyazid, S., Stendahl, J., Finlay, R., Olsson, B.A., Erlandsson Lampa, M., Wallander, H., Gustafsson, J.P., Bishop, K. (2019) Weathering rates in Swedish forest soils. Biogeosciences 16, 4429-4450.

Biswas, A., Besold, J., Sjöstedt, C., Gustafsson, J.P., Scheinost, A.C., Planer-Friedrich, B. (2019) Complexation of arsenite, arsenate, and monothioarsenate with oxygen-containing functional groups of natural organic matter: an XAS study. Environ. Sci. Technol. 53, 10723-10731.

Verbeeck, M., Warrinnier, R., Gustafsson, J.P., Thiry, Y., Smolders, E. (2019) Soil organic matter increases antimonate solubility in soil: an Sb(OH)6 sorption and modelling study. Applied Geochemistry 104, 33-41.

McGivney, E., Gustafsson, J.P., Belyazid, S., Zetterberg, T., Löfgren, S. (2019) Assessing the impact of acid rain and forest harvest intensity with the HD-MINTEQ model - soil chemistry of three Swedish conifer sites from 1880 to 2080. Soil 5, 63-77. Open access.

Löv, Å., Larsbo, M., Sjöstedt, C., Cornelis, G., Gustafsson, J.P., Kleja, D.B. (2019) Evaluating the ability of standardised leaching tests to predict metal(loid) binding from intact soil columns using size-based elemental fractionation. Chemosphere 222, 453-460. Open access.

Shaheen, S.M., Alessi, D.S., Tack, F.M.G., Ok, Y.S., Kim, K.-H., Gustafsson, J.P., Sparks, D.L., Rinklebe, J. (2019) Redox chemistry of vanadium in soils and sediments: interactions with colloidal materials, mobilization, speciation, and relevant environmental implications - a review. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 265, 1-13.

Gustafsson, J.P. (2019) Vanadium geochemistry in the biogeosphere - speciation, solid-solution interactions, and ecotoxicity. Applied Geochemistry 102, 1-25. Open access.

Braun, S., Warrinnier, R., Börjesson, G., Ulén, B., Smolders, E., Gustafsson, J.P. (2019) Assessing the ability of soil tests to estimate labile phosphorus in agricultural soils: evidence from isotopic exchange. Geoderma, 337, 350-358. Open access.

Gustafsson, J.P., Belyazid, S., McGivney, E., Löfgren, S. (2018) Aluminum and base cation chemistry in dynamic acidification models - need for a reappraisal? Soil 4, 237-250. Open access.

Mehlhorn, J., Besold, J., Pacheco, J.S.L., Gustafsson, J.P., Kretzschmar, R., Planer-Friedrich, B. (2018). Copper mobilization and immobilization along an organic matter and redox gradient - insights from a Mofette site. Environmental Science and Technology 52, 13698-13707.

Löv, Å., Cornelis, G., Larsbo, M., Persson, I., Sjöstedt, C., Gustafsson, J.P., Boye, K., Kleja, D.B. (2018). Particle- and colloid-facilitated Pb transport in four historically contaminated soils - Speciation and effect of irrigation intensity. Applied Geochemistry, 96, 327-338. Open access.

Zuo, M., Renman, G., Gustafsson, J.P., Klysubun, W. (2018). Phosphorus removal by slag depends on its mineralogical composition: A comparative study of AOD and EAF slags. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 25, 105-112.

Besold, J., Biswas, A., Suess, E., Scheinost, A.C., Rossberg, A., Mikutta, C., Kretzschmar, R., Gustafsson, J.P., Planer-Friedrich, B. (2018). Monothioarsenate transformation kinetics determining arsenic sequestration by sulfhydryl groups of peat. Environmental Science and Technology, 52, 7317-7326.

Campos Pereira, H., Ullberg, M., Kleja, D.B., Gustafsson, J.P., Ahrens, L. (2018). Sorption of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to an organic soil horizon - Effect of cation composition and pH. Chemosphere, 207, 183-191. Open access.

Warrinnier, R., Goossens, T., Braun, S., Gustafsson, J.P., Smolders, E. (2018). Modelling heterogeneous phosphate sorption kinetics on iron oxyhydroxides and soil with a continuous distribution approach. European Journal of Soil Science 69, 475-487.

Zuo, M., Renman, G., Gustafsson, J.P., Klysubun, W. (2018). Dual slag filters for enhanced phosphorus removal from domestic waste water: performance and mechanisms. Environ. Sci. Poll. Res. 25, 7391-7400. Open access.

Schmieder, F., Bergström, L., Riddle, M., Gustafsson, J.P., Klysubun, W., Zehetner, F., Condron, L., Kirchmann, H. (2018). Phosphorus speciation in a long-term manure-amended soil profile - evidence from wet chemical extraction, 31P-NMR and P K-edge XANES spectroscopy. Geoderma 322, 19-27.

Tiberg, C., Sjöstedt, C., Gustafsson, J.P. (2018). Metal sorption to Spodosol Bs horizons: organic matter complexes predominate. Chemosphere 196, 558-565. Open access.

Löv, Å., Sjöstedt, C., Larsbo, M., Persson, I., Gustafsson, J.P., Cornelis, G., Kleja, D.B. (2017). Solubility and transport of Cr(III) in a historically contaminated soil - Evidence of a rapidly reacting dimeric Cr(III) organic matter complex. Chemosphere 189, 709-716. Open access.

Keck, H., Strobel, B.W., Gustafsson, J.P., Koestel, J. (2017). Quantitative imaging of the 3-D distrubution of the cation adsorption sites in undisturbed soil. Soil, 3, 177-189. Open access. 

Larsson, M.A., Persson, I., Sjöstedt, C., Gustafsson, J.P. (2017). Vanadate complexstion to ferrihydrite: X-ray absorption spectroscopy and CD-MUSIC modelling. Environmental Chemistry 14, 141-150.

Larsson, M.A., Hadialhejazi, G., Gustafsson, J.P. (2017) Vanadium sorption by mineral soils: development of a predictive model. Chemosphere 168, 925-932.

Löfgren, S., Ågren, A., Gustafsson, J.P., Olsson, B.A., Zetterberg, T. (2017) Impact of whole-tree harvest on soil and stream water acidity in southern Sweden based on HD-MINTEQ simulations and pH-sensitivity. Forest Ecology and Management 383, 49-60.

Eriksson, A.K., Hesterberg, D., Klysubun, W., Gustafsson, J.P. (2016) Phosphorus dynamics in Swedish agricultural soils as influenced by fertilization and mineralogical properties: Insights gained from batch experiments and XANES spectroscopy. Science of the Total Environment 566-567, 1410-1419.

Eriksson, A.K., Hillier, S., Hesterberg, D., Klysubun, W., Ulén, B., Gustafsson, J.P. (2016) Evolution of phosphorus speciation with depth in an agricultural soil profile. Geoderma 280, 29-37.

Kleja, D.B., Nakata, S., Persson, I., Gustafsson, J.P. (2016) Silver(I) binding properties of organic soil materials are different from those of isolated humic substances. Environmental Science and Technology 50, 7453-7460.

Everaert, M., Warrinnier, R., Baken, S., Gustafsson, J.P., de Vos, D.E., Smolders, E. (2016) Phosphate exchanged Mg-Al layered dobule hydroxides: a new slow release phosphate fertiliser. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 4, 4280-4287.

van Sprang, P.A., Nys, C., Blust, R.J.P., Chowdhury, J., Gustafsson, J.P., Janssen, C.J., de Schamphelaere, K.A.C. (2016) The derivation of effects threshold concentrations of lead for European freshwater ecosystems. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 35, 1310-1320.

Tiberg, C., Gustafsson, J.P. (2016) Phosphate effects on cadmium(II) sorption to ferrihydrite. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 471, 103-111.

Tiberg, C., Kumpiene, J., Gustafsson, J.P., Marsz, A., Persson, I., Mench, M., Kleja, D.B. (2016) Immoblization of Cu and As in two contaminated soils with zero-valent iron - Long-term performance and mechanisms. Appl Geochem. 67, 144-152.

Gustafsson, J.P., Tiberg, C. (2015) Molybdenum binding to soil constituents in acid soils: an XAS and modelling study. Chem. Geol. 417, 279-288.

Zuo, M., Renman, G., Gustafsson, J.P., Renman, A. (2015) Phosphorus removal performance and speciation in virgin and modified arbon oxygen decarburisation slag designed for wastewater treatment. Water Res. 87, 271-281.

McGivney, E., Carlsson, M., Gustafsson, J.P., Gorokhova, E. (2015) Effects of UV-C and vacuum-UV TiO2 oxidation processes on the acute mortality of microalgae. Photochem. Photobiol. 91, 1142-1149.

Larsson, M.A., d'Amato, M., Cubadda, F., Raggi, A., Öborn, I., Kleja, D.B., Gustafsson, J.P. (2015) Long-term fate and transformations of vanadium in a pine forests soil with added converter lime. Geoderma 259-260, 271-278.

Hoppe, S., Gustafsson, J.P., Borg, H., Breitholtz, M. (2015) Can natural levels of Al influence Cu speciation and toxicity to Daphnia magna in a Swedish soft water lake? Chemosphere 138, 205-210.

Berger, T., Mathurin, F., Gustafsson, J.P., Peltola, P., Åström, M.E. (2015) The mpact of fluoride on Al abundance and speciation in boreal streams. Chem. Geol. 409, 118-124.

Larsson, M.A., Baken, S., Smolders, E., Cubadda, F., Gustafsson, J.P. (2015) Vanadium bioavailability in soils amended with blast furnace slag. J. Hazard. Mater. 296, 158-165.

Hoppe, S., Gustafsson, J.P., Borg, H., Breitholtz, M. (2015) Evaluation of current copper bioavailability tools for soft freshwaters in Sweden. Ecotox. Environ. Safety 114, 143-149.

Eriksson, A.K., Gustafsson, J.P., Hesterberg, D. (2015) Phosphorus speciation of clay fractions from long-term fertility experiments in Sweden. Geoderma 241-242, 68-74.

Gustafsson, J.P., Akram, M., Tiberg, C. (2015) Predicting sulphate adsorption/desorption in forest soils: evaluation of an extended Freundlich equation. Chemosphere 119, 83-89.

Eveborn, D., Gustafsson, J.P., Elmefors, E., Yu, L., Eriksson, A.K. (2014): Phosphorus in soil treatment systems: accumulation and mobility. Water Research 64, 42-52. Full text (AAM)

Gustafsson, J.P., Lumsdon, D.G. (2014): Comment on "Citrate adsorption can decrease soluble phosphate concentration in soils: Results of theoretical modelling" by Marek Duputel, Michel Brossard, Benoit Jaillard, Davey L. Jones, Philippe Hinsinger and Frédéric Gerard (2013). Appl. Geochem. 46, 85-89. Full text (AAM)

Biswas, A., Gustafsson, J.P., Neidhardt, H., Halder, D., Kundu, A.K., Chatterjee, D., Berner, Z., Bhattacharya, P. (2014) Role of competing ions in the mobilization of arsenic in groundwater of Bengal Basin: Insight from surface complexation modeling. Water Res. 55, 30-39. Full text (AAM)

Gustafsson, J.P., Persson, I., Geranmayeh Oromieh, A., van Schaik, J.W.J., Sjöstedt, C., Kleja, D.B. (2014) Chromium(III) complexation to natural organic matter: mechanisms and modeling. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48, 1753-1761. Full text (AAM)

Baken, S., Sjöstedt, C., Gustafsson, J.P., Seuntjens, P., Desmet, N., de Schutter,J., Smolders, E. (2013) Characterisation of hydrous ferric oxides derived from iron-rich groundwaters and their contribution to the suspended sediment of streams. Appl. Geochem. 39, 59-68.

Herrmann, I., Jourak, A., Gustafsson, J.P., Hedström, A., Lundström, T.S., Viklander, M. (2013) Modeling phosphate transport and removal in a compact bed filled with a mineral-based sorbent for domestic wastewater treatment. J. Contam. Hydrol. 154, 70-77.

Tiberg, C., Sjöstedt, C., Persson, I., Gustafsson, J.P. (2013) Phosphate effects on copper(II) and lead(II) sorption to ferrihydrite. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 120, 140-157. Full text (AAM)

Larsson, M.A., Baken, S., Gustafsson, J.P., Hadialhejazi, G., Smolders, E. (2013) Vanadium bioavailability and toxicity to soil microorganisms and plants. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 32, 2266-2273. Full text (AAM)

Sjöstedt, C., Andrén, C., Fölster, J., Gustafsson, J.P. (2013) Modelling of pH and inorganic aluminium after termination of liming in 3000 Swedish lakes. Appl. Geochem. 35, 221-229. Full text (AAM)

Sjöstedt, C., Persson, I., Hesterberg, D., Kleja, D.B., Borg, H., Gustafsson, J.P. (2013) Iron speciation in soft-water lakes and soils as determined by EXAFS spectroscopy and geochemical modeling. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 105, 172-186.

Baken, S., Larsson, M.A., Gustafsson, J.P., Cubadda, F., Smolders, E. (2012): Ageing of vanadium in soils and consequences for bioavailability. European Journal of Soil Science 63, 839-847. Full text (AAM)

Eveborn, D., Kong, D., Gustafsson, J.P. (2012): Wastewater treatment by soil infiltration: Long-term phosphorus removal. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 140-141, 24-33.

Åström, M., Österholm, P., Gustafsson, J.P., Peltola, P., Nordmyr, L., Boman, A. (2012): Attenuation of rare earth elements in a boreal estuary. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 96, 105-119.

Gustafsson, J.P., Mwamila, L.B., Kergoat, K. (2012) The pH dependence of phosphate sorption and desorption in Swedish agricultural soils. Geoderma 189-190, 304-311. Full text (AAM)

Kleja, D.B., van Schaik, J.W.J., Persson, I., Gustafsson, J.P. (2012) Characterization of iron in floating surface films of some natural waters using EXAFS. Chemical Geology 326-327, 19-26. Full text (AAM)

Nystrand, M.I., Österholm, P., Nyberg, M.E., Gustafsson, J.P. (2012): Metal speciation in rivers affected by enhanced soil erosion and acidity. Applied Geochemistry 27(4), 906-916.

Wolthers, M., Nehrke, G., Gustafsson, J.P., van Cappellen, P. (2012): Calcite growth kinetics: Modelling the effect of solution stoichiometry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 77, 121-134.

Gustafsson, J.P., Tiberg, C., Edkymish, A., Kleja, D.B. (2011): Modelling lead(II) sorption to ferrihydrite and soil organic matter. Environmental Chemistry 8(5), 485-492. Full text (AAM)

Sjöstedt, C.S., Gustafsson, J.P., Köhler, S.J. (2010): Chemical equilibrium modeling of organic acids, pH, aluminum and iron in Swedish surface waters. Environmental Science and Technology 44(22), 8587-8593. Full text (AAM)

Löfgren, S., Gustafsson, J.P., Bringmark, L. (2010): Decreasing DOC trends in soil solution along the hillslopes at two IM sites in southern Sweden: Geochemical modeling of organic matter solubility during acidification recovery. Science of the Total Environment 409(1), 201-210.

Apul, D.S., Diaz, M.E., Gustafsson, J.P., Hundal, L.S. (2010): Geochemical modeling of trace element release from biosolids. Environmental Engineering Science 27(9), 743-755.

Wällstedt, T., Björkvald, L., Gustafsson, J.P. (2010): Increasing concentrations of arsenic and vanadium in (southern) Swedish streams. Applied Geochemistry 25, 1162-1175. Full text (AAM)

van Schaik, J.W.J., Kleja, D.B., Gustafsson, J.P. (2010): Acid-base and copper-binding properties of three organic matter fractions isolated from a forest floor solution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(4), 1391-1406.

Åström, M., Nystrand, M., Gustafsson, J.P., Österholm, P., Nordmyr, L., Reynolds, J.K., Peltola, P. (2010): Lanthanoid behaviour in an acidic landscape. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(3), 829-845.

Eveborn, D., Gustafsson, J.P., Hesterberg, D., Hillier, S. (2009): XANES speciation of P in environmental samples: An assessment of filter media for on-site wastewater treatment. Environmental Science and Technology 43(17), 6515-6521. Full text (AAM)

Sjöstedt, C., Wällstedt, T., Gustafsson, J.P., Borg, H. (2009): Speciation of aluminium, arsenic and molybdenum in excessively limed lakes. Science of The Total Environment 407(18), 5119-5127.

Toller, S., Kärrman, E., Gustafsson, J.P., Magnusson, Y. (2009): Environmental assessment of incinerator residue utilisation. Waste Management 29(7), 2071-2077.

Renman, A., Renman, G., Gustafsson, J.P., Hylander, L. (2009). Metal removal by bed filter materials used in domestic wastewater treatment. Journal of Hazardous Materials 166(2-3), 734-739.

Gustafsson, J.P., Dässman, E., Bäckström, M. (2009). Towards a consistent geochemical model for prediction of uranium(VI) removal from groundwater by ferrihydrite. Applied Geochemistry 24(3), 454-462. Full text (AAM)

Olsson, S., Gustafsson, J.P., Berggren Kleja, D., Bendz, D., Persson, I. (2009): Metal leaching from MSWI bottom ash as affected by salt or dissolved organic matter. Waste Management 29(2), 506-512.

Stjernman Forsberg, L., Gustafsson, J.P., Kleja, D.B., Ledin, S. (2008): Leaching of metals from oxidised sulphide mine tailings with and without sewage sludge application. Water Air Soil Pollution 194(1-4), 331-341.

Weiss, P., Eveborn, D., Kärrman, E., Gustafsson, J.P. (2008): Environmental systems analysis of four on-site wastewater treatment options. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 52, 1153-1161.

Rönnback, P., Åström, M., Gustafsson, J.P. (2008): Comparison of the behaviour of rare earth elements in surface waters, overburden groundwaters and bedrock groundwaters in two granitoidic settings, Eastern Sweden. Applied Geochemistry 23(7), 1862-1880.

van Schaik, J.W.J., Persson, I., Berggren Kleja, D., Gustafsson, J.P. (2008): EXAFS study on the reactions between iron and fulvic acid in acid aqueous solutions. Environmental Science and Technology 42(7), 2367-2373.

Khai, N.M., Öborn, I., Hillier, S., Gustafsson, J.P. (2008): Modeling of metal binding in tropical Fluvisols and Acrisols treated with biosolids and wastewater. Chemosphere 70(8), 1338-1346.

Nehrenheim, E., Gustafsson, J.P. (2008): Kinetic sorption modelling of Cu, Ni, Zn, Pb and Cr ions to pine bark and blast furnace slag by using batch experiments. Bioresource Technology 99(6), 1571-1577.

Gustafsson, J.P., Renman, A., Renman, G., Poll, K. (2008): Phosphate removal by mineral-based sorbents used in filters for small-scale wastewater treatment. Water Research 42(1), 189-197. Full text (AAM)


Book chapters and reports

Gustafsson, J.P. (2022) Plant uptake and ecotoxicity of vanadium. In: Vanadium in soils and plants (Ed. J. Rinklebe). CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA. 

Larsson, M.A., Gustafsson, J.P. (2015). Vanadin i mark - kemi och ekotoxicitet. Rapport 18. Institutionen för mark och miljö, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Uppsala.

Gustafsson, J.P. (2013): Soil chemical behaviour of cadmium pigments from paints. PM 4/13, Swedish Chemicals Agency, Stockholm.

Eveborn, D., Gustafsson, J.P., Elmefors, E., Ljung, E., Yu, L., Renman, G. (2012): Kvantifiering av fosforläckage från markbaserade avloppssystem. JTI - Institutet för jordbruks- och miljöteknik, Uppsala.

Gustafsson, J.P., Renman, G., ,Renman, A. (2011): Projekt 2.1.3. Småskaliga lösningar för avloppsrening med mineralbaserade filtermaterial. Slutrapport MinBAS II.

Eveborn, D., Gustafsson, J.P., Holm, C. (2009): Fosfor i infiltrationsbäddar – fastläggning, rörlighet och bedömningsmetoder. Rapport nr 2009-07, Svenskt Vatten Utveckling, Stockholm.

Gustafsson, J.P. (2009): Modelling metal sorption in soils. In: Modelling of pollutants in complex environmental systems, Vol. 1 (ed. G. Hanrahan), pp. 145-176. ILM Publications, St. Albans, UK.

Kleja, D.B., Johansson, P.-O, Skarbinski, J., Gustafsson, J.P. (2009): Reduktion av naturligt organiskt material och mikroorganismer i konstgjord grundvattenbildning. Del 2: Försök i kolonn- och pilotskala med natursand och järnoxidtäckt olivinsand. Rapport nr 2009-06, Svenskt Vatten Utveckling, Stockholm.

Elert, M., Eliaeson, K., Strandberg, J., Nilsson, S., Wadstein, E., Enell, A., Kleja, D.B., Gustafsson, J.P. (2008): Föroreningsspridning. Tillämpning och utvärdering av metoder. Huvudrapport. Rapport 5834, Naturvårdsverket, Stockholm.

Gustafsson, J.P., Bhattacharya, P. (2007): Geochemical modelling of arsenic adsorption to oxide surfaces. In: Bhattacharya, P., Mukherjee, A.B., Bundschuh, J., Zevenhoven, R., Loeppert, R.H. (Eds.) Arsenic in soil and groundwater environment. Trace metals and other contaminants in the environment, Vol. 9, pp. 159-206. Elsevier. AAM

Gustafsson, J.P., Elert, M., Berggren Kleja, D., Jarvis, N. (2007): Modeller för spridning av metaller från mark till vatten. Rapport 5741, Naturvårdsverket, Stockholm.


Publicly available software

Visual MINTEQ. Chemical equlibrium calculations. See:

LCF-Linest. Linear combination fitting of XAFS spectra. See: 

Lead BLM tool. See:


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