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Nicholas Jarvis

Nick Jarvis


Research interests

Soil hydrology and 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 models and risk assessment tools for pesticide leaching.

Ten selected recent publications

  1. Jarvis, N.J. 2016. Extended sorption partitioning models for pesticide leaching risk assessments: Can we improve upon the koc concept? Science of the Total Environment, 539, 294-303.
  2. Jorda, H., Bechtold, M., Jarvis, N. & Koestel, J. 2015. Using boosted regression trees to explore key factors controlling saturated and near-saturated hydraulic conductivity. European Journal of Soil Science, 66, 744-756.
  3. 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.
  4. Steffens, K., Jarvis, N.J., Lewan, E., Lindström, B., Kreuger, J., Kjellström, E. & Moeys, J. 2014. Direct and indirect effects of climate change on herbicide leaching – a regional scale assessment in Sweden. Science of the Total Environment, 514, 239-249.
  5. Ghafoor, A., Larsbo, M., Koestel, J., Moeys, J. Jarvis, N. 2013. Soil properties and susceptibility to preferential solute transport in tilled topsoil at the catchment scale. Journal of Hydrology, 492, 190-199.
  6. 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.
  7. Koestel, J.K., Moeys, J., and Jarvis, N.J. 2012. Meta-analysis of the effects of soil properties, site factors and experimental conditions on preferential solute transport. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 1647-1665.
  8. Jarvis, N.J., and Larsbo, M. 2012. MACRO (V5.2): Model use, calibration and validation. Transactions of the ASABE, 55, 1413-1423.
  9. Ghafoor, A., Jarvis, N.J., Thierfelder, T., and Stenström, J. 2011. Measurements and modeling of pesticide persistence in soil at the catchment scale. Science of the Total Environment, 409, 1900-1908.
  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