SCIENCE

Prof. KEITH GOULDING

Soil Chemist

Sustainable Agriculture Sciences

BIOGRAPHY

Keith is the sustainable soils research fellow at Rothamsted Research. He is interested in atmospheric deposition, acid rain, soil acidification and liming, nutrient (especially nitrogen) cycling in the biosphere, and sustainable agriculture. His recent research on nitrogen cycling has focused on nitrogen deposition from the atmosphere and included around 15 years of fruitful collaboration with colleagues at the China Agricultural University, quantifying and providing solutions for China's serious air pollution. Keith joined Rothamsted Research in 1974 with skills in chemistry and mathematics, specifically soil chemistry and surface chemistry, including potassium and phosphorus availability in soils. During his career, he acquired skills in nitrogen cycling, especially losses through leaching and denitrification, and microbiological mediation of those processes, carbon cycling and climate change. Keith is currently a member of the Newton-funded UK-China Virtual Joint Centre for Improved Nitrogen Agronomy (CINAg) and the Long-Term Experiments National Capability team. He also spends a significant amount of time engaging in knowledge exchange with farmers. He recently wrote and taught a soil biology course for NIAB's ARTIS training programme, and he is a council member of the International Fertiliser Society and a member of the policy and strategic development committee of Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF).

CONTACT DETAILS

EMAIL:
keith.goulding@rothamsted.ac.uk

    TEL:

    +44 (0) 1582 938 646

      ADDRESS:

      Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ

        PROFESSIONAL PLATFORMS

        PUBLICATIONS

        • 2013
          Stockdale, E. A.,Goulding, K. W. T.,George, T. S.,Murphy, D. V.

          Soil fertility

          In Soil conditions and plant growth, 12th ed.
          Blackwell Publishing Oxford : 49-85
          ISBN: 9781405197700
        • 2010
          Powlson, D. S.,Whitmore, A. P.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Soil carbon sequestration for mitigating climate change: distinguishing the genuine from the imaginary

          In Handbook of climate change and agroecosystems
          Imperial College Press, London : 393-402
        • 2004
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Pathways and losses of fertilizer nitrogen at different scales

          In Agriculture and the nitrogen cycle. Assessing the impacts of fertilizer use on food production and the environment (SCOPE 65)
          Island Press, Washington : 209-219
        • 2004
          Peoples, M. B.,Boyer, E. W.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Heffer, P.,Ochwoh, V. A.,Vanlauwe, B.,Wood, S.,Yagi, K.,Van Cleemput, O.

          Pathways of nitrogen loss and their impacts on human health and the environment

          In Agriculture and the nitrogen cycle. Assessing the impacts of fertilizer use on food production and the environment (SCOPE 65)
          Island Press, Washington : 53-69
        • 2003
          Stockdale, E. A.,Brookes, P. C.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Impact of microorganisms on chemical transformations in soil

          In Soil biology and fertility - a key to sustainable land use in agriculture
          Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands : 37-59
        • 2003
          Blake, L.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Mott, C. J. B.,Poulton, P. R.

          Temporal changes in chemical properties of air-dried soils and their interpretation for long-term experiments (in Russian)

          In Progress in the long-term trials methodology and the mathematical methods of experimental data processing
          Agroconsult, Moscow : 135-155
        • 2003
          Murphy, D. V.,Recous, S.,Stockdale, E. A.,Fillery, I.,Jensen, L.,Hatch, D. J.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Gross nitrogen fluxes in soil: Theory, measurement and application of N-15 pool dilution techniques

          Advances in Agronomy
          B 79 : 69-118
        • 2002
          Hatch, D.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Murphy, D. V.

          Nitrogen

          In Agriculture, hydrology and water quality
          CABI International, Wallingford, Oxon (CABI) : 7-27
        • 2002
          Hatch, D. J.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Murphy, D. V.

          Nitrogen

          Agriculture, Hydrology and Water Quality
          CABI International, Wallingford, Oxon (CABI) : 7-27
        • 2001
          Kitchen, N. R.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          On-farm technologies and practices to improve nitrogen use efficiency

          In Nitrogen in the environment: sources, problems and management
          Elsevier, Amsterdam : 335-369
        • 1996
          Kirschbaum, M. V. F.,Bullock, P.,Evans, J. R.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Jarvis, P. G.,Noble, I. R.,Rounsevell, M.,Sharkey, T. D.,Austin, M. P.,Brookes, P. C.

          Ecophysiological, ecological and soil processes in terrestrial ecosystems: a primer on general concepts and relationships

          In Climate change 1995. Impacts, adaptations and mitigation of climate change: scientific and technical analyses
          Cambridge University Press (CUP) Cambridge : 59-74
        • 1996
          Bullock, P.,Le Houerou, H.,Hoffman, M. T.,Rounsevell, M.,Sehgal, J.,Varallyay, G.,Aidoud, A.,Balling, R.,Long-Jun, C.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Land degradation and desertification

          In Climate change 1995. Impacts, adaptations and mitigation of climate change: scientific and technical analyses
          Cambridge University Press (CUP) Cambridge : 173-189
        • 1990
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.,Powlson, D. S.,Poulton, P. R.,Abu Bakar, R.

          Direct methods for estimating denitrification losses of nitrogen fertiliser.

          In Nutrient cycling in terrestial ecosystems. Field methods, application and interpretation. A.F. Harrison, P. Ineson & O.W. Heal, eds
          Elsevier, London : 153-163
        • 1990
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Summary chapter: losses of nutrients from ecosystems.

          In Nutrient cycling in terrestial ecosystems. Field methods, application and interpretation. A.F. Harrison, P. Ineson & O.W. Heal, eds
          Elsevier, London : 164-169
        • 1989
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Johnston, A. E.

          Long-term atmospheric deposition and soil acidification at Rothamsted Experimental Station, England.

          In Acid deposition, sources, effects and controls . J.W.S. Longhurst, ed.
          British Library (BL) : 213-228

        Science project

        • UK-China Virtual Joint Centre for Improved Nitrogen Agronomy CINAG (NEWTON FUND)

        QUALIFICATIONS

        • 1980 - PhD, Imperial College, UK
        • 1974 - MSc, Reading University, UK
        • 1973 - BSc, Exeter University, UK

        MEASURES OF ESTEEM

        • 2017 - Invited external expert: Cranfield University Professorial Review
        • 2016 - Invited member of the international review group for the Lishu Science and Technology Backyard Programme, 26-30 June 2016
        • 2016 - Elected member of the Council of the International Fertiliser Society
        • 2016 - 2019 - Invited member of the review panel for the Royal Society Challenge Grants
        • 2015 - Invited external expert: Cranfield University Professorial Review, June 2015
        • 2015 - Invited facilitator: BBSRC Town Meeting, Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen, 11 March 2015
        • 2014 - Invited Co-Chair: BASF-sponsored workshops Towards shared principles in sustainability assessment, Rothamsted Research
        • 2013-2016 - Invited member of the review panel for the Royal Society DfID Pan-Africa Capacity Building Initiative