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

        • 2016
          Johnston, A. E.,Poulton, P. R.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Macdonald, A. J.,Glendining, M. J.

          Potassium management in soils and crops: a review

          In: Proceedings of the International Fertiliser Society Vol.792 : 52p

        • 2015
          Macdonald, A. J.,Powlson, D. S.,Poulton, P. R.,Watts, C. W.,Clark, I. M.,Storkey, J.,Hawkins, N. J.,Glendining, M. J.,Goulding, K. W. T.,McGrath, S. P.

          The Rothamsted Long-term Experiments

          In Valuing Long-term Sites and Experiments for Agriculture and Ecology. Aspects of Applied Biology 128 : 1-10

        • 2014
          Morris, N.,Knight, S.,Poulton, P. R.,Johnston, A. E.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Critical soil phosphate for combinable crops in Southern Britain

          In Crop Production in Southern Britain: Precision Decisions for Profitable Cropping. Aspects of Applied Biology 127 : 181-187

        • 2010
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Murray, P. J.,Sohi, S. P.,Gilliam, L. M.,Williams, J. K.,Clark, I. M.,Hirsch, P. R.

          Soil without plants: the consequences for microorganisms and mesofauna

          In Proceedings 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Brisbane, 1-6 August 2010 : 1622-1625

        • 2010
          Riche, A. B.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Yates, N. E.,Shield, I. F.,Christian, D. G.

          Nitrogen requirements of biomass crops

          In Water and Nitrogen Use Eficiency in Plants and Crops. Aspects of Applied Biology 105 : 83-88

        • 2009
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Trewavas, A. J.,Giller, K. E.

          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)

          : 28pp

        • 2009
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Powlson, D. S.,Whitmore, A. P.

          Potential for soil carbon sequestration, but with a full greenhouse gas budget

          In Nutrient Management in a Rapidly Changing World: Proceedings 22nd Annual Workshop of the Fertilizer and Lime Research Centre Massey University, Palmerston North, 11-12 February 2009. : 7-15

        • 2007
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Poulton, P. R.

          Long-term research in the UK - lessons learned from the Rothamsted Classical Experiments

          : 8-12

        • 2006
          Goodlass, G.,Cottrill, B. R.,Chambers, B. J.,Richardson, S. J.,Scholefield, D.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Oborn, J.

          Farm-gate nitrogen and phosphate balances

          Aspects of Applied Biology Delivering sustainability within profitable farming systems - is it possible?, Studley Castle, Warwickshire, 14-15 December 2006 : 181-188

        • 2005
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Brookes, P. C.,Poulton, P. R.

          The contribution of Rothamsted's long-term experiments to understanding losses of fertilisers to the environment and improving fertiliser use efficiency

          In Proceedings International Workshop on Where Do Fertilisers Go?, Belgirate, Italy, 28-29 June 2005 : 3.1-3.9

        • 2004
          Brown, L.,Syed, B.,Sneath, R. W.,Phillips, V. R.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Li, C.

          UK-DNDC: a mechanistic model to estimate N2O fluxes in the UK

          'Controlling N Flows and Losses'. Proceedings 12th Nitrogen Workshop, University of Exeter, 21-24 September 2003 : 567-568

        • 2004
          Leach, K. A.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Conway, J. S.,Allingham, K.

          Nitrogen balances over 7 years on a mixed farm in the Cotswolds

          Controlling N flows and losses. Proceedings 12th Nitrogen Workshop, University of Exeter, 21-24 September 2003 : 39-46

        • 2004
          Brown, L.,Cardenas, L. M.,Bellamy, P.,Hollis, J.,Sneath, R. W.,Yamulki, S.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          A model-based evaluation of options for the mitigation of agricultural nitrous oxide emission

          'Controlling N Flows and Losses'. Proceedings 12th Nitrogen Workshop, University of Exeter, 21-24 September 2003 : 298-299

        • 2002
          Hatch, D.,Easson, L.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Haygarth, P. M.,Shepherd, M.,Watson, C.

          Grassland resowing and grass-arable rotations in the United Kingdom: agricultural and environmental issues

          In Grassland resowing and grass-arable crop rotations. Proceedings International Workshop on Agricultural and Environmental Issues, Wageningen, 18-19 April 2002 : 93-104

        • 2002
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Minimising losses of nitrogen from intensive agricultural systems

          In Proceedings International Workshop on Innovative Soil-Plant Systems for Sustainable Agricultural Practices, Izmir, Turkey, 3-7 June 2002 : 489-499

        • 2002
          Hatch, D. J.,Easson, L.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Haygarth, P. M.,Shepherd, M. A.,Watson, C.

          Grassland resowing and grass-arable rotations in the United Kingdom: agricultural and environmental issues

          Grassland resowing and grass-arable crop rotations. International Workshop on Agricultural and Environmental Issues, Wageningen, the Netherlands, 18-19 April 2002 : 93-105

        • 2001
          Johnston, A. E.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Poulton, P. R.,Chalmers, A. G.

          Reducing fertiliser inputs: endangering arable soil fertility?

          : 44pp

        • 2001
          Murphy, D. V.,Dise, N.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Macdonald, J.,Peake, C.,Redfern, P.,Stockdale, E. A.

          Can concepts of N saturation developed for forest systems be applied in arable soils?

          In Sustainable management of soil organic matter : 233-238

        • 2001
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Murphy, D. V.,Macdonald, A. J.,Stockdale, E. A.,Gaunt, J. L.,Blake, L.,Ayaga, G.,Brookes, P. C.

          The role of soil organic matter and manures in sustainable nutrient cycling

          In Sustainable management of soil organic matter : 221-232

        • 2000
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Anthropogenic disturbance of the nitrogen cycle and its effects on ecosystems

          In Proceedings 14th Latin American Congress of Soil Science, CLACS '99

        Pages

        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