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Nicholas Jarvis

Nick Jarvis


Research interests

Soil structure and soil functions; soil hydrology; plant-soil interactions, especially root water uptake; solute transport in the unsaturated zone, especially the impacts of preferential flow and transport processes; pesticide fate and behaviour in soils; development and application of numerical simulation models and risk assessment tools.

Ten selected recent publications

  1. Klöffel, T., Jarvis, N., Yoon, S-W., Barron, J., Giménez, D. 2022. Relative entropy as an index of soil structure. European Journal of Soil Science, 73, e13254.
  2. Jarvis, N., Groh, J., Lewan, E., Meurer, K., Durka, W., Baessler, C., Pütz, T., Rufullayev, E., Vereecken, H. 2022. Coupled modelling of hydrological processes and grassland production in two contrasting climates. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 26, 2277-2299.
  3. Meurer, K., Chenu, C., Coucheney, E., Herrmann, A., Keller, T., Kätterer, T., Nimblad Svensson, D., Jarvis, N. 2020. Modelling dynamic interactions between soil structure and the storage and turnover of soil organic matter. Biogeosciences, 17, 5025-5042.
  4. Robinson, D., Hopmans, J., Filipovic, V., van der Ploeg, M., Lebron, I., Jones, S., Reinsch, S., Jarvis, N., Tuller, M. 2019. Gobal environmental changes impact soil hydraulic functions through biophysical feedbacks. Global Change Biology, 25, 1895-1904.
  5. Sandin, M., Piikki, K., Jarvis, N., Larsbo, M., Bishop, K., Kreuger, J. 2018. Spatial and temporal patterns of pesticide concentrations in streamflow, drainage and runoff in a small Swedish agricultural catchment. Science of the Total Environment, 610, 623-634.
  6. Jarvis, N.J., Larsbo, M. & Koestel, J. 2017. Connectivity and percolation of structural pore networks in a cultivated silt loam soil quantified by X-ray tomography. Geoderma, 287, 71-79.
  7. Jarvis, N., Koestel, J. & Larsbo, M. 2016. Understanding preferential flow in the vadose zone: recent advances and future prospects. Vadose Zone Journal, doi:10.2136/vzj2016.09.0075
  8. Larsbo, M., Koestel, J., Jarvis, N. 2014. Relations between macropore network characteristics and the degree of preferential solute transport. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 18, 5255-5269.
  9. Jarvis, N., Koestel, J., Messing, I., Moeys, J., Lindahl, A. 2013. Influence of soil, land use and climatic factors on the hydraulic conductivity of soil. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 17, 5185-5195.
  10. Jarvis, N.J. 2011. Simple physics-based models of compensatory plant water uptake: concepts and eco-hydrological consequences. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 15, 3431-3446. 


Professor at the Department of Soil and Environment; Soil and Environmental Physics
Telephone: +4618672465
Postal address:
Box 7014
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala