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

          Critical soil phosphate levels for cereal and oilseed rape crop rotations

          Landmark 16 : pp.7-9
          doi: NONE

        • 2011
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Trewavas, A.,Giller, K. E.

          Feeding the world: a contribution to the debate

          World Agriculture 2(1) : pp.32-38

        • 2011
          Powlson, D. S.,Brookes, P. C.,Whitmore, A. P.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Hopkins, D. W.

          Soil organic matters

          European Journal of Soil Science 62 : pp.1-4
          doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2010.01338.x

        • 2007
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          The revision of RB209, the story so far...

          RRA Newsletter Issue 25 : pp.1-3

        • 2007
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Price, G (editor) Australian Soil Fertility Manual, third edition. Fertilizer Industry Federation of Australia Inc. and CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria 2006. (Book review)

          European Journal of Soil Science 58(5) : pp.1218-1219
          doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2007.00943_7.x

        • 2005
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.,Scott, T.

          Can min-till stop climate change?

          RRA Newsletter No 19 : pp.1

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

          The missing link

          Geoscientist 15(6) : pp.4-7

        • 2004
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Minimising losses of nitrogen from UK agriculture

          Royal Agricultural Society of England Journal 165

        • 2004
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.

          The Coates Farm Study - nitrogen cycling at the farm system scale

          Rothamsted Research Annual Report : pp.29-33

        • 2004
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Poulton, P. R.

          The Park Grass Experiment

          RRA Newsletter No 15 : pp.2-3

        • 2003
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Poulton, P. R.

          The Broadbalk Wheat Experiment

          RRA News No 12 : pp.1-2

        • 2003
          Bromilow, R. H.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          The Water Framework Directive - how will it affect you?

          RRA Newsletter No 12 : pp.3-4

        • 2002
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Why maintain potash reserves? (PDA leaflet 28)

          : pp.12pp

        • 2001
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Framework to evaluate farm practices to meet multiple environmental objectives - MEASURES

          ARIA Newsletter No 3

        • 2001
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Poulton, P. R.

          Sustainability of cereal yields

          Institute of Arable Crops Research Annual Report : pp.32-35

        • 2001
          Jarvis, S. C.,Brown, L.,Armstrong Brown, S.,Syed, B.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Phillips, V. R.,Pain, B. F.

          An inventory of nitrous oxide emission from UK agriculture

          MAFF Environmental R&D Newsletter 7 : pp.p6

        • 2001
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Jarvis, S. C.,Conway, J.

          Messages for mixed farming systems

          MAFF Environmental R&D Newsletter 7 : pp.9

        • 1999
          Powlson, D. S.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Nitrophobia

          New Scientist 161(2174) : pp.52

        • 1998
          Mansfield, T.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Sheppard, L. J.

          Major biological issues resulting from anthropogenic disturbance of the nitrogen cycle (Third New Phytologist Symposium, Lancaster University, 3-5 September 1997)

          New Phytologist 139 : pp.1-2

        • 1997
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Buffer zones. Their processes and potential in water protection

          Environmental Conservation 24 : pp.84-85

        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