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

        • 2015
          Harris, P.,Dungait, J. A. J.,Griffith, B. A.,Shepherd, A.,Sint, H. M.,Blackwell, M. S. A.,Cardenas, L. M.,Collins, A. L.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Lee, M. R. F.,Orr, R. J.

          The North Wyke Farm Platform, a UK national capability for research into sustainability of temperate agricultural grassland management: progress and developments

          : EGU2015-15883

        • 2014
          Harris, P.,Griffith, B. A.,Shepherd, A.,Peukert, S.,Hawkins, J. M. B.,Elyes, C.,Whitmore, A. P.,Blackwell, M. S. A.,Brazier, R. E.,Cardenas, L. M.,Wu, L.,Dungait, J. A. J.,Collins, A. L.,Gurr, S. J.,Murray, P. J.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Orr, R. J.

          The North Wyke Farm Platform, a national capability for research into sustainability of temperate agricultural grassland management: data and modelling opportunities

          In Abstracts Tereno International Conference: from Observation to Prediction in Terrestrial Systems, Bonn, 29 September-2 October 2014 : P2-07

        • 2014
          Aldana Jague, E.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Heckrath, G.,Macdonald, A. J.,Poulton, P. R.,Stevens, A.,Van Wesemael, B.,Van Oost, K.

          High-resolution spatial patterns of soil organic carbon content derived from low-altitude aerial multi-band imagery on the Broadbalk Wheat Experiment at Rothamsted, UK

          : EGU2014-12063-2
          Open Access

        • 2012
          Powlson, D. S.,Whitmore, A. P.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Carbon sequestration in soils - has the concept been over-sold?

          In Abstracts BSSS Annual Meeting: Soil Science and Food Security, Loughborough, 4-5 September 2012

        • 2011
          Dungait, J. A. J.,Bol, R.,Murray, P. J.,Dixon, E. R.,Granger, S. J.,Crotty, F. V.,Hirsch, P. R.,Evershed, R.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Multi-scale approaches to investigating C dynamics in grassland systems

          In Abstracts AGU Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, 5-9 December 2011

        • 2011
          Hirsch, P. R.,Jhurreea, D.,Scott, T.,Misselbrook, T. H.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Clark, I. M.

          Impacts of land use change on denitrifying bacteria and nitrous oxide emissions

          In Abstracts Theo Murphy Scientific Meeting: Nitrous Oxide, the Forgotten Greenhouse Gas, Chicheley, 23-24 May 2011

        • 2010
          Cardenas, L. M.,Bol, R.,Bergstermann, A.,Meijide, A.,Hirsch, P. R.,Jhurreea, D.,Clark, I. M.,Gilliam, L.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Well, R.,Scholefield, D.

          Role of antecedent soil moisture on microbial populations involved in gaseous N2O emissions - use of isotopomers to understand sources

          In Abstracts Stable Isotope Mass-Spectrometry User Group (SIMSUG) Meeting, Exeter, 28-30 April 2010

        • 2009
          Macdonald, A. J.,Knight, S. M.,Glendining, M. J.,Whitmore, A. P.,Dailey, A. G.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Sinclair, A. H.,Rees, R. M.

          Efficiency of soil N use by arable crops

          In Abstracts 16th Nitrogen Workshop, Turin, 28 June-1 July 2009 : 233-234

        • 2009
          Vegapareddy, M.,Richter, G. M.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Digital image analysis: simplifying quantification of traits for root morphology and architecture for different sorghum varieties

          In Proceedings 7th International Symposium on Root Research and Applications (RootRAP), Vienna, 2-4 September 2009
          Open Access

        • 2008
          Knight, S. M.,Macdonald, A. J.,Glendining, M. J.,Whitmore, A. P.,Dailey, A. G.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Sinclair, A. H.,Rees, R. M.

          Factors affecting the recovery of available soil nitrogen by cereal and oilseed rape crops

          In Abstracts AAB Conference on Resource Capture by Crops: Integrated Resources, Nottingham, 10-12 September 2008

        • 2007
          Macdonald, A. J.,Poulton, P. R.,Powlson, D. S.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          The Rothamsted long-term experiments - past, present and future

          In Abstracts International Conference on Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER), Beijing, 20-21 August 2007

        • 2005
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Macdonald, A. J.,Francis, S.,Stockdale, E.,Willett, V.,Jones, D.,Baddeley, J.,Green, J.,Watson, C.,Saunders, G.,Cadisch, G.

          How land use and management affects soluble organic nitrogen in British soils

          In Abstracts Global Nitrogen Enrichment (GANE) Programme Finale, London 16 February 2005

        • 2005
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Macdonald, A. J.,Francis, S. M. J.,Stockdale, E. A.,Willett, V.,Jones, D.,Baddeley, J.,Green, J.,Watson, C.,Saunders, G.,Cadisch, G.

          Too much of a good thing? How land use and management affects soluble organic nitrogen in British soils

          In Abstracts NERC Global Nitrogen Enrichment (GANE) Programme Finale, London 16 February 2005

        • 2004
          Baddeley, J. A.,Willett, V. B.,Macdonald, A. J.,Francis, S. M. J.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Stockdale, E. A.,Cadisch, G.,Green, J. J.,Watson, C. A.,Jones, D. L.

          Effects of nitrogen deposition and land use on soluble organic nitrogen in British soils

          In Abstracts British Ecological Society Annual Meeting, Lancaster, 7-9 September 2004

        • 2004
          Williams, A. D.,Sandars, D. L.,Leech, P. K.,Audsley, E.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Environmental burdens and profitability of whole farms

          In Abstracts International Symposium on Gaseous and Odour Emissions from Animal Production Facilities, Horsens, Denmark, 1-4 June 2003

        • 2004
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Perspectives and challenges in the future use of plant nutrients

          In Extended Abstracts Food 21 Symposium: Towards Sustainable Production and Consumption, Uppsala, 26-28 April 2004 : 13-16

        • 2004
          Brown, L.,Cardenas, L. M.,Bellamy, P.,Jarvis, S. C.,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

          Abstracts 12th N Workshop, Controlling N flows and losses, Exeter, Devon, UK, 21-24 September 2003

        • 2003
          Macdonald, A. J.,Francis, S. M. J.,Stockdale, E. A.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Willett, V. B.,Jones, D. L.,Baddeley, J. A.,Green, J. J.,Watson, C. A.,Saunders, G.,Cadisch, G.

          Effects of land use and management on soluble organic N in UK soils

          In Abstracts 12th Nitrogen Workshop, Exeter, 21-24 September 2003

        • 2003
          Webster, C. P.,Scott, T.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Can tillage practice affect the contribution of nitrous oxide to the total greenhouse gas production from arable agriculture?

          In Abstracts 12th N Workshop: Controlling N Flows and Losses, Exeter, 21-24 September 2003

        • 2003
          McGrath, S. P.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Development and use of the Rothamsted Lime Model (RothLime)

          In Abstracts ALA Seminar on Natural Lime and the Environment, Harpenden, 27 May 2003

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        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