The following is a non-exhaustive list of publications that are related to the NGL facilities. The list includes research performed at the physical infrastructure, based on the use of data from the SICADA dataset, or both.


Destouni, G., Asokan, S.M., Augustsson, A., Balfors, B., Bring, A., Jaramillo, F., Jarsjö, J., Johansson, E., Juston, J., Levi, L., Olofsson, B., Prieto, C., Quin, A., Åström, M., Cvetkovic, V. (2015). Needs and means to advance science, policy and management understanding of the freshwater system – A synthesis report. Research project: Climate-land-water changes and integrated water resource management in coastal regions (KLIV), of Stockholm University, The Royal Institute of Technology and Linnaeus University, Sweden.


Destouni, G., Jaramillo, F. and Prieto, C. (2013). Hydroclimatic Shifts Driven by Human Water Use for Food and Energy Production. Nature Climate Change 3213–217. doi:10.1038/nclimate1719.

Drake, H., Åström, M., Tullborg, A.-L., Whitehouse, M., Fallick, A. (2013) Variability of sulphur isotope ratios in pyrite and dissolved sulphate in granitoid fractures down to 1km depth – Evidence for widespread activity of sulphur reducing bacteriaGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 102 (2013) 143–161

Nimmermark S, Nilsson U (2013) Use of Waste Heat for Greenhouse Production. Department of Rural buildings, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


Andersson, I., Petersson, M. and Jarsjö, J. (2012). “Impact of the European Water Framework Directive on Local-level Water Management: Case Study Oxunda Catchment, Sweden.” Land Use Policy 29: 73–82. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.05.006.

Balfors, B., Hammer, M., Mörtberg, U., Larsson, M. and Quin, A. (2012). “The Role of Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Implementation of the Water Framework Directive: Example from Sweden.” 2nd International Association for Hydro-Environment Enegineering and Research Europe Conference 27-29 June 2012, Munich, 1–5.

Berger, T., Peltola, P., Drake, H., Åström, M. (2012). “Impact of a Fluorine-Rich Granite Intrusion on Levels and Distribution of Fluoride in a Small Boreal Catchment.” Aquatic Geochemistry: 18, 77-94.

Carstens, C. (2012) In the Pipe or End of Pipe, Transport and dispersion of water-borne pollutants and feasibility of abatement masures, Licentiate thesis in Land and Water Resource Engineering, KTH Royal Institue of Technology

Cvetkovic, V. (2012). “A general memory function for modeling mass transfer in groundwater transport.” Water Resources Research 48: W04528, doi:10.1029/2011WR011657.

Cvetkovic, V., Carstens, C., Selroos, J.-O. and Destouni, G. (2012). “Water and solute transport along hydrological pathways.” Water Resources Research 48: W06537. doi:10.1029/2011WR011367.

Cvetkovic, V. and Frampton, A. (2012). “Solute transport and retention in three-dimensional fracture networks.” Water Resources Research 48: W02509, doi:10.1029/2011WR011086.

Drake H, Tullborg A-L, Hogmalm J, Åström M. (2012) Trace metal distribution and isotope variations in low-temperature calcite and groundwater in granitoid fractures down to 1 km depthGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 84: 217–238

Fathollahzadeh H (2012). Speciation of metals in contaminated sediments in the Kalmar County, Sweden: An initial approach toward sediment mining, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment

Gren, I.-M. and Destouni, G. (2012). “Does Divergence of Nutrient Load Measurements Matter for Successful Mitigation of Marine Eutrophication?” Ambio 41 (2): 151–160. doi:10.1007/s13280-011-0182-0.

Hallbeck, L. and Pedersen, K. (2012) Culture-dependent comparison of microbial diversity in deep granitic groundwater from two sites considered for a Swedish final repository of spent nuclear fuel. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 81, 66-77 doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01281.x

Heim C, Lausmaa J, Sjövall P, Toporski J, Dieing T, Simon K, Hansen B.T, Kronz A, Arp G, Reitner J, Thiel V (2012). Ancient microbial activity recorded in fracture fillings from granitic rocks (Äspo Hard Rock Laboratory, Sweden)Geobiology (2012), 10, 280–297

Hogland W and Rosenlund J (2012). Oskarshamn Harbor: Student assignments in Industrial Ecology 2012. Linnaeus University

Jarsjö, J., Asokan, S. M., Prieto, C., Bring, A. and Destouni, G. (2012). “Hydrological Responses to Climate Change Conditioned by Historic Alterations of Land-use and Water-use.” Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 16 (5): 1335–1347. doi:10.5194/hess-16-1335-2012.

Koussis, A. D., Mazi, K. and Destouni, G. (2012). “Analytical Single-potential, Sharp-interface Solutions for Regional Seawater Intrusion in Sloping Unconfined Coastal Aquifers, with Pumping and Recharge.” Journal of Hydrology 416–417 (0): 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.11.012.

Mathurin F, Åström M, Laaksoharju M, Kalinowski B, Tullborg E-L (2012). Effect of Tunnel Excavation on Source and Mixing of Groundwater in a Coastal Granitoidic Fracture NetworkEnvirononmental Science & Technology 2012, 46, 12779−12786

Pedersen, K. (2012). Subterranean microbial populations metabolize hydrogen and acetate under in situ conditions in granitic groundwater at 450 m depth in the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, Sweden. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 81, 217-229. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01370.x

Pedersen, K. (2012) Influence of H2 and O2 on sulphate-reducing activity of a subterranean community and the coupled response in redox potential. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 82, 653-665 doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01434.x

Törnqvist, R. and Jarsjö, J. (2012). “Water Savings Through Improved Irrigation Techniques: Basin-Scale Quantification in Semi-Arid Environments.” Water Resources Management 26 (4): 949–962. doi:10.1007/s11269-011-9819-9.


Jägevall, S. Rabe, L. Pedersen, K. (2011) Abundance and diversity of biofilms in natural and artificial aquifers of the Äspö hard rock laboratory, Sweden. Microbial Ecology 61, 410-422. doi:10.1007/s00248-010-9761-z


Brun, C.B., Peltola, P., Astrom, M.E., Johansson, M.B. (2010). Spatial distribution of major, trace and ultra trace elements in three Norway spruce (Picea abies) stands in boreal forests, Forsmark, Sweden. Geoderma 159, 252-261.

Kennedy, C. B., Gault, A. G., Fortin, D., Clark, I. D., Pedersen, K., Scott, S. D., Ferris, F. G. (2010) Carbon isotope fractionation by circumneutral iron-oxidizing bacteria. Geology 28, 1087-1090 doi:10.1130/G30986.1

Masurat, P. Eriksson, S. and Pedersen, K. (2010) Microbial sulphide production in compacted Wyoming bentonite MX-80 under in situ conditions relevant to a repository for high-level radioactive waste. Applied Clay Science 47, 58-64 doi:10.1016/j.clay.2009.01.004

Moll, M., Glorius, M., Johnsson, A., Schäfer, M. Budzikiewicz, H., Pedersen, K., Bernhard, G. (2010) Neptunium(V) complexation by natural pyoverdins and related model compounds. Radiochimica Acta 98, 571-576 doi:10.1524/ract.2010.1755

Pedersen, K. (2010) Analysis of copper corrosion in compacted bentonite clay as a function of clay density and growth conditions for sulfate-reducing bacteria. Journal of Applied Microbiology 108, 1094-1104 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2672.2009.04629.x


Augustsson A, Bergbäck B, Åström M. (2009) Trace metals in recharge and discharge ground waters at two sites at the Baltic coast of Sweden. Applied Geochemistry 24: 1640- 1652.

Eydal, H S C. Jägevall, S. Hermansson, M. and Pedersen, K. (2009) Bacteriophage lytic to Desulfovibrio aespoeensis isolated from deep groundwater. The ISME journal 3, 1139-1147 doi:10.1038/ismej.2009.66

Gustafson, G., Gylling, B., Selroos J. O. (2009). The Äspö Task Force on groundwater flow and transport of solutes: bridging the gap between site characterization and performance assessment for radioactive waste disposal in fractured rocks, Hydrogeology Journal 17, Number 5, Pages 1031-1033.

Hodgkinson, D., Benabderrahmane, H., Elert, M., Hautojärvi, A., Selroos, J-O., Tanaka, Y., Uchida, M. (2009). Building a bridge between site characterisation and performance assessment for radioactive waste disposal in fractured rock, Hydrogeology Journal 17, Number 5, Pages 1035-1049.

Åström M, Peltola P, Rönnback P, Lavergren U, Bergbäck B, Tarvainen T, Backman B and Salminen R. (2009). Uranium in surface and ground waters in Boreal Europe. Geochemistry: Exploration, Environment, Analysis 9: 51-62.


Astrom, M.E., Peltola, P., Virtasalo, J.J., Kotilainen, A.T., Salminen, R. (2008). Niobium in boreal stream waters and brackish-water sediments. Geochemistry-Exploration Environment Analysis 8, 139-148.

Hallbeck L. Pedersen K. (2008) Characterization of microbial processes in deep aquifers of the Fennoscandian Shield. Applied Geochemistry 23, 1796-1819 doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2008.02.012

Kyle, J E. Eydal, H S C. Ferris, F G. and Pedersen, K. (2008) Viruses in granitic groundwater from 69 to 450 m depth of the Äspö hard rock laboratory, Sweden. The ISME Journal 2, 571-574 doi:10.1038/ismej.2008.18

Moll, H. Glorius, M. Bernhard, G. Johnsson, A. Pedersen, K. Schäfer, M. and Budzikiewicz, H. (2008) Characterization of pyoverdins secreted by a subsurface strain of Pseudomonas fluorescens and their interactions with uranium(VI). Geomicrobiology Journal 25, 157-166 doi:10.1080/01490450802006850

Moll, H. Johnsson, A. Schäfer, M. Pedersen, K. Budzikiewicz, K. and Bernhard, G. (2008) Curium(III) complexation with pyoverdins secreted by a groundwater strain of Pseudomonas fluorescens. Biometals 21, 219-228 doi:10.1007/s10534-007- 9111-x

Peltola, P., Brun, C., Astrom, M., Tomilina, O. (2008). High K/Rb ratios in stream waters – Exploring plant litter decay, ground water and lithology as potential controlling mechanisms. Chem. Geol. 257, 92-100.

Ronnback, P., Astrom, 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. Appl. Geochem. 23, 1862-1880.


Eydal, H S C. and Pedersen, K. (2007) Use of an ATP assay to determine viable microbial biomass in Fennoscandian Shield groundwater from depths of 3-1000 m. Journal of Microbiological Methods 70, 363-73 doi:10.1016/j.mimet.2007.05.012

Ronnback, P., Astrom, M. (2007). Hydrochemical patterns of a small lake and a stream in an uplifting area proposed as a repository site for spent nuclear fuel, Forsmark, Sweden. Journal of Hydrology 344, 223-235.


Anderson, C R. Jakobsson, A-M. and Pedersen, K. (2006) Autoradiographic comparisons of radionuclide adsorption between subsurface anaerobic biofilms and granitic host rocks. Geomicrobiology Journal 23, 15-29 doi:10.1080/01490450500399946

Anderson, C. Jakobsson, A-M. and Pedersen, K. (2006) Influence of in situ biofilm coverage on the radionuclide adsorption capacity of subsurface granite. Environmental Science and Technology 41, 830-836 doi:10.1021/es0608702

Anderson, C.R, James, R E. Fru, E C. Kennedy, C B. and Pedersen, K. (2006) In situ ecological development of a bacteriogenic iron oxide-producing microbial community from a subsurface granitic rock environment. Geobiology 4, 29-42 doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2006.00066.x

Johnsson, A. Arlinger, J. Pedersen, K. Ödegaard-Jensen, A. and Albinsson, Y. (2006) Solid-aqueous phase partitioning of radionuclides by complexing compounds excreted by subsurface bacteria. Geomicrobiology Journal 23, 621-630 doi:10.1080/01490450600964425

Nielsen, M E. Pedersen, K. Fisk, M. and Istok, J. (2006) Microbial nitrate respiration of lactate at in situ conditions in groundwater from a granitic aquifer situated 450 m underground. Geobiology 4, 43-52 doi:10.1111/j.1472- 4669.2006.00068.x


Walker, D., Gylling, B., Selroos, J. O. (2005). Upscaling of hydraulic conductivity and telescopic mesh refinement, Ground Water 43, pp. 40-51.


Cvetkovic, V., Painter, S., Outters, N., and Selroos, J-O. (2004). Stochastic simulation of radionuclide migration in discretely fractured rock near the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, Water Resour. Res 40, W02404.

Martinez, R E. Pedersen, K. and Ferris, G F. (2004) Cadmium complexation by bacteriogenic iron oxides from a subterranean environment. J Colloid Interface Science 275, 82-89 doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2004.02.018

McKenna, S., and Selroos, J. O. (2004). Constraining performance assessment models with tracer test results: a comparison between two conceptual models, Hydrogeology Journal 12, nr. 3, pp. 243 – 256.