Prof. KEITH GOULDING
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences
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).
Potassium management in soils and crops: a review
The Rothamsted Long-term Experiments
Critical soil phosphate for combinable crops in Southern Britain
Soil without plants: the consequences for microorganisms and mesofaunaEdited by: Gilkes, R.,Prakongkep, N.
Nitrogen requirements of biomass crops
Can organic farming feed the world? A contribution to the debate on the ability of organic farming systems to provide sustainable supplies of food (Proceedings of the International Fertiliser Society 663)
Potential for soil carbon sequestration, but with a full greenhouse gas budgetEdited by: Currie, L. D.,Lindsay, C. L.
Long-term research in the UK - lessons learned from the Rothamsted Classical Experiments
Farm-gate nitrogen and phosphate balancesEdited by: Andrews, M.,Turley, D.,Cummings, S.,Dale, M. F. B.,Rowlinson, P.
The contribution of Rothamsted's long-term experiments to understanding losses of fertilisers to the environment and improving fertiliser use efficiency
UK-DNDC: a mechanistic model to estimate N2O fluxes in the UKEdited by: Hatch, D. J.,Chadwick, D.,Jarvis, S. C.,Roker, J. A.
Nitrogen balances over 7 years on a mixed farm in the CotswoldsEdited by: Hatch, D. J.,Chadwick, D.,Jarvis, S. C.,Roker, J. A.
A model-based evaluation of options for the mitigation of agricultural nitrous oxide emissionEdited by: Hatch, D. J.,Chadwick, D.,Jarvis, S. C.,Roker, J. A.
Grassland resowing and grass-arable rotations in the United Kingdom: agricultural and environmental issuesEdited by: Conijn, J. G.,Taube, F.,Velthof, G. L.
Minimising losses of nitrogen from intensive agricultural systemsEdited by: Lynch, J. M.,Unver, I.,Schepers, J. S.
Grassland resowing and grass-arable rotations in the United Kingdom: agricultural and environmental issuesEdited by: Conijn, J. G.,Velthof, G. L.,Taube, F.
Reducing fertiliser inputs: endangering arable soil fertility?
Can concepts of N saturation developed for forest systems be applied in arable soils?Edited by: Ball, B. C.,Watson, C. A.,Campbell, C. D.,Rees, R. M.
The role of soil organic matter and manures in sustainable nutrient cyclingEdited by: Ball, B. C.,Watson, C. A.,Campbell, C. D.,Rees, R. M.
Anthropogenic disturbance of the nitrogen cycle and its effects on ecosystems
- UK-China Virtual Joint Centre for Improved Nitrogen Agronomy CINAG (NEWTON FUND)
- 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