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

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

          Identification of critical soil phosphate (P) levels for cereal and oilseed rape crops on a range of soil types (Final Project Summary)

          HGCA/AHDB, Stoneleigh : 4pp

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

          Identification of critical soil phosphate (P) levels for cereal and oilseed rape crops on a range of soil types (HGCA Project Reoprt No. 529)

          HGCA/AHDB, Stoneleigh : 74pp

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

          Better estimation of soil nitrogen use efficiency by cereals and oilseed rape (HGCA Research Review No. 68)

          Home-Grown Cereals Authority, London : 93pp

        • 2006
          Sherlock, J.,King, J. A.,Goodlass, G.,Chambers, B. J.,Carter, A.,Jarvis, S. C.,Kibblewhite, M.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Cottrill, B. R.,Dampney, P.,Hossell, J. E.,Lord, E. I.,Nicholson, F. A.,Smith, K. A.,Webb, J.,Withers, P. J. A.,Haygarth, P. M.,Bradley, I.,Clarke, M.,Kirk, G.,Loveland, P. J.,Morgan, R.,McGrath, S. P.

          Defra research in agriculture and environmental protection between 1990 and 2005: summary and analysis

          DEFRA Final Report ES0127
          : 281pp
        • 2004
          Brown, L.,Jarvis, S. C.,Cardenas, L. M.,Hollis, J.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Sneath, R.

          Application and development of a UK nitrous oxide emission model

          DEFRA Final Report CC0243

        • 2000
          Brown, L.,Armstrong Brown, S.,Jarvis, S. C.,Syed, B.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Phillips, V. R.,Pain, B. F.

          Research to produce an inventory on nitrous oxide emissions derived from agriculture

          Final report to MAFF on Project OC9601
          IGER, North Wyke
        • 1999
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Nitrate leaching from arable and horticultural land

          In Tackling nitrate from agriculture: strategy from science
          MAFF, London : 10-17
        • 1993
          Johnston, A. E.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Mercer, E.

          Potassium leaching from a sandy loam soil

          4 : 1-16

        • 1988
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Colbourn, P.

          Gaseous losses of nitrogen.

          In Report of the Special Topic Review on Nitrate Modelling,
          : 1-7

        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