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Per-Erik Mellander

Research Officer - Environmental Hydrologist


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Environmental Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Licentiate of Philosophy, Department of Environmental Assessment, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden
  • Master of Science, Physical Geography, Department of Geosciences, Uppsala University, Sweden


  • Shore M, Jordan P, Mellander P-E, Kelly-Quinn M, Daly K, Sims JT, Wall DP, Melland AR (2016). Characterisation of agricultural drainage ditch sediments along the phosphorus transfer continuum in two contrasting headwater catchments. Journal of Soils and Sediments, (in press).
  • Oliver DM, Reaney SM, Porter KDH, Pechepsky YA, Muirhead RW, Coffey R, Kay D, Hong E, Anthony SG, Page T, Milledge DG, Mellander P-E, Bloodworth JW, Caboneau P, McGrane SJ, Quilliam RS (2016). Predicting microbial water quality in agricultural catchments: overarching questions for managing risk in agricultural catchments.Science of the Total Environment, (in press).
  • Mellander P-E, Jordan P, Shore M, McDonald N, Wall DP, Shortle G, Daly K (2016). Identifying contrasting controls and surface water signals from groundwater phosphorus flux. Science of the Total Environment, 541, 292-302.
  • Murphy PNC, Mellander P-E, Melland AR, Shore M, Shortle G, Wall DP, Treacy M, Shine O, Mechan S, Jordan P. (2015). Variable response to phosphorus mitigation measures across the nutrient transfer continuum in a dairy grassland catchment. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 207, 192-202 (Open Access).
  • Murphy S, Jordan P, Mellander P-E, O’Flaherty V (2015). Quantifying faecal indicator organism hydrological transfer pathways and phases in agricultural catchments. Science of the Total Environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.02.017.
  • Mellander P-E, Jordan P, Shore M, Melland AR, Shortle G (2015). Flow paths and phosphorus transfer pathways in two agricultural streams with contrasting flow controls. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10415.
  • Shore M, Jordan P, Mellander P-E, Kelly-Quinn M, Melland AR (2015). An agricultural drainage channel classification system for phosphorus management. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 199, 207-215.
  • Mellander P-E, Melland AR, Murphy PNC, Shortle G, Jordan P (2014). Coupling of surface water and groundwater nitrate-N dynamics in two permeable agricultural catchments. Journal of Agricultural Science, doi:10.1017/S0021859614000021.
  • Mellander P-E, Gebrehiwot S, Gärdenäs AI, Bewket W & Bishop K (2013). Summer rains and dry seasons in the Upper Blue Nile basin: half a century of past and future spatiotemporal patterns. PLOS ONE, 8 (7), e68461. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068461.
  • Mellander P-E, Jordan P, Melland AR, Murphy PNC, Mechan S, Meehan R, Kelly C, Shine O, Shortle G (2013). Quantification of phosphorus transport from a karstic agricultural watershed to emerging spring. Environmmental Science and Technology, 47, 6111-6119.
  • Gebrehiwot SG, Seibert J, Gärdenäs AI, Mellander P-E, & Bishop K (2013). Hydrological change detection using modelling: half a century of runoff from four rivers in the Blue Nile Basin. Water Resources Research, 49, 1-10.
  • Shore, M., Murphy, P.N.C., Jordan, P., Mellander P-E., Kelly-Quinn M., Cushen, M., Mechan, S., Shine, O., Melland, A.R. (2013). Evaluation of a surface hydrological connectivity index in agricultural catchments. Environmental Modelling and Software. 47, 7-15.
  • Wall, D.P., Jordan, P., Melland, A.R., Mellander, P-E., Mechan, S., and Shortle, G. (2013). Forecasting the decline of excess soil phosphorus in agricultural catchments. Soil Use and Management. 29 (Suppl.1) 147-154
  • Melland AR, Mellander P-E, Murphy P, Wall DP, Mechan S, Shine O, Shortle G, Jordan P (2012). Stream water quality in intensive cereal cropping catchments with regulated nutrient management. Environmental Science and Policy, 24, 58-70.
  • Mellander, P.E., Melland, A.R., Jordan, P., Wall, D.P., Murphy, P.N.C., Shortle, G., (2012) Quantifying nutrient transfer pathways in agricultural catchments using high temporal resolution data. Environmental Science & Policy. 24:44-57
  • Mellander P-E, Wall DP, Jordan P, Melland AR, Meehan R, Kelly C & Shortle G. (2012). Delivery and impact bypass in a karst aquifer with high phosphorus source and pathway potential. Water Research, 46; 2225-2236
  • Wall, D.P., Murphy, P.N.C., Melland, A.R., Mechan, S., Shine, O., Buckley, C., Mellander, P.-E., Shortle, G., Jordan, P., (2012). Evaluating nutrient source regulations at different scales in five agricultural catchments. Environmental Science & Policy, 24:34-43
  • Jordan P, Melland AR, Mellander P-E, Shortle G & Wall DP (2012). The seasonality of phosphorus transfers from land to water: implications for trophic impacts and policy evaluation. Science of the Total Environment, 434:101-109
  • Wall DP, Jordan P, Melland AR, Mellander P-E, Buckley C, Reaney S & Shortle G (2011). Using the nutrient transfer continuum concept to evaluate the European Union Nitrates Directive National Action Programme. Environmental Science and Policy, 14 (6): 664-674.
  • Fealy R, Buckley C, Mechan S, Melland A, Mellander P-E, Shortle G, Wall D & Jordan P (2010).The Irish Agricultural Catchments Programme: catchment selection using spatial multi-criteria decision analysis. Soil Use and Management, 26: 225-236.
  • Vestin, JLK, Norström SH, Bylund D, Mellander P-E & Lundström US (2008). Soil solution and stream water chemistry in a forested catchment I: Dynamics. Geoderma, 144: 256-270.
  • Mellander P-E, Bergh J, Lundmark T & Bishop K (2008). Recovery of photosynthetic capacity in Scots pine: a model analysis of forest plots with manipulated winter/spring soil temperature regimes. European Journal of Forest Research, 127: 71-79.
  • Mellander P-E, Laudon H & Ottosson Löfvenius M (2007). Climate change impact on snow and soil temperature in boreal Scots pine stands. Climatic Change, 85: 179-193.
  • Mellander P-E, Stähli M, Gustafsson D & Bishop K (2006). Modelling the effect of low soil temperatures on transpiration by Scots pine. Hydrological Processes, 20: 1929-1944.
  • Mellander P-E, Laudon H & Bishop K (2005). Modelling variability of snow depths and soil temperatures in Scots pine stands. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 133: 109-118.
  • Mellander P-E, Bishop K & Lundmark T (2004). The influence of soil temperature on transpiration: a plot scale manipulation. Forest Ecology and Management, 195: 15-28.
  • Bhupinderpal-Singh, Nordgren A, Ottosson Löfvenius M, Högberg MN, Mellander P-E & Högberg P (2003). Mycorrhizal root and heterotrophic respiration as revealed by girdling of boreal Scots pine forest: extending observations beyond the first year. Plant, Cell and Environment, 26(8): 1287-1296.
  • Cienciala E, Mellander P-E, Kučera J, Opluštilová M, Ottosson Löfvenius M & Bishop K (2002). The effect of a north-facing forest edge on tree water use in a boreal Scots pine stand. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 32(4): 693-702.
  • Strand M, Lundmark T, Söderberh I & Mellander P-E (2002). Impact of seasonal air and soil temperatures on photosynthesis in Scots pine trees. Tree Physiology, 22: 839-847
  • Nyberg L, Stähli M, Mellander P-E & Bishop K (2001). Soil frost effects on soil water and runoff dynamics along a boreal forest transect: 1. Field investigations. Hydrological Processes, 15: 909-926.
  • Stähli M, Nyberg L, Mellander P-E, Jansson P-E & Bishop K (2001). Soil frost effects on soil water and runoff dynamics along a boreal forest transect: 2. Simulations. Hydrological Processes, 15: 927-941.
  • Halldin S, Bergström H, Gustafsson D, Dahlgren L, Hjelm P, Lundin L-C, Mellander P-E, Nord T, Jansson P-E, Seibert J, Stähli M, Szilágyi Kissné A & Smedman A-S (1999). Continuous long-term measurements of soil-plant-atmosphere variables at an agricultural site. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 98-99: 75-102.

Articles and reports

  • Shore M, Mellander P-E, Jordan P, McDonald N, Shortle G, Thomas I (2014). Phosphorus management for profitable and environmentally sustainable farming. TResearch, 9(4), 26-27.
  • Mellander P-E, Jordan P, Wall D, Melland A, Murphy P, Mechan S, Shine O, Shortle G (2014). Groundwater vulnerability in agricultural karst landscape. TResearch, 9(2), 38-39.
  • Jordan P, Melland A, Mellander P-E, Wall, D, Murphy, P, Buckley C, Mechan S & Shine O (2011). Nutrient loads from agri-catchments: environmental risk or economic write-off? TResearch, 4(6), 12-13.
  • Jordan P, Mellander P-E & Melland A (2011). Considerations of nutrient status in river systems. Geological Survey of Ireland, Groundwater Newsletter No. 49 2011, ISSN-0790-7753.
  • Melland A & Mellander P-E (2011). Everyone wins by reducing nutrient loss. Today’s Farm, Jan/Feb 2011.
  • Mellander P-E, Ottosson Löfvenius M. & Laudon H (2005). Snödjup och marktempertur i norrländska skogar idag och om 100 år [in Swedish]. Fakta Skog, Nr 14, 2005.
  • Mellander P-E (2004). Sen vår ger kraftigt hämmad tillväxt [in Swedish]. Fakta Skog, Nr 3, 2004.
  • Mellander P-E (2001). Kall mark kan ge träden vattenbrist [in Swedish]. Miljötrender, Nr. 3/2001.
  • Bishop K, Nyberg L, Stähli M, Lindström G, Mellander P-E & Ottosson Löfvenius M (2000). Tjäle och avrinning från boreal skogsmark - en studie inom Vindelns Försöksparker [in Swedish]. Forskningsrapport till Huva. Skog & Trä, Rapport, 2000:2. ISSN 1403-6398.