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

        • 2005
          Bergstrom, L.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Perspectives and challenges in the future use of plant nutrients in tilled and mixed agricultural systems

          Ambio 34 : pp.283-287

        • 2005
          Macdonald, A. J.,Poulton, P. R.,Howe, M. T.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Powlson, D. S.

          The use of cover crops in cereal-based cropping systems to control nitrate leaching in SE England

          Plant and Soil 273 : pp.355-373

        • 2005
          Milne, A. E.,Lark, R. M.,Addiscott, T. M.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.,O'flaherty, S.

          Wavelet analysis of the scale- and location-dependent correlation of modelled and measured nitrous oxide emissions from soil

          European Journal of Soil Science 56 : pp.3-17

        • 2005
          Hargeaves, P. R.,Smith, J. U.,Young, S.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Development of an empirical model to predict nitrogen dioxide concentrations from weather variables for sites across the UK

          Atmospheric Environment 39 : pp.409-417

        • 2004
          Shil, N. C.,Stockdale, E. A.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Farid, A. T. M.,Rahman, M.

          Effect of soil variability on denitrifying enzyme activity, measured as an indicator of N2O loss

          Thai Journal of Agricultural Science 37 : pp.52-57

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

          Nitrogen management for profitable farming with minimal environmental impact: the challenge for mixed farms in the Cotswold Hills, England

          International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 2 : pp.21-32

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

          Impact of land use on soluble organic nitrogen in soil

          Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus 4 : pp.53-60

        • 2004
          Lark, R. M.,Milne, A. E.,Addiscott, T. M.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.,O'flaherty, S.

          Analysing spatially intermittent variation of nitrous oxide emissions from soil with wavelets and the implications for sampling

          European Journal of Soil Science 55 : pp.601-610

        • 2004
          Lark, R. M.,Milne, A. E.,Addiscott, T. M.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.,O'flaherty, S.

          Scale- and location-dependent correlation of nitrous oxide emissions with soil properties: an analysis using wavelets

          European Journal of Soil Science 55 : pp.611-627

        • 2003
          Webster, C. P.,Conway, J. S.,Crew, A. P.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Nitrogen leaching losses under a less intensive farming and environment (LIFE) integrated system

          Soil Use and Management 19 : pp.36-44

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

          Des experimentations de longue duree sur la recherche en environnement. Un exemple pris en Grande Bretagne

          Etude et Gestion des Sols 10 : pp.253-261

        • 2003
          Blake, L.,Johnston, A. E.,Poulton, P. R.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Changes in soil phosphorus fractions following positive and negative phosphorus balances for long periods

          Plant and Soil 254 : pp.245-261

        • 2003
          Murphy, D. V.,Recous, S.,Stockdale, E. A.,Fillery, I. R. P.,Jensen, L. S.,Hatch, D. J.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Gross nitrogen fluxes in soil: theory, measurement and application of 15N pool dilution techniques

          Advances in Agronomy 79 : pp.69-117

        • 2002
          Salazar, I.,Escudey, M.,Guajardo, J.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Effects of organic matter and iron oxides cation exchange equilibria and potassium selectivity in a volcanic ash soil of Chile

          Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 33 : pp.3663-3677

        • 2002
          Allingham, K. D.,Cartwright, R.,Donaghy, D.,Conway, J. S.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Jarvis, S. C.

          Nitrate leaching losses and their control in a mixed farm system in the Cotswold Hills, England

          Soil Use and Management 18 : pp.421-427

        • 2002
          Allingham, K. D.,Cartwright, R.,Donaghy, D.,Conway, J. S.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Jarvis, S. C.

          Nitrate leaching losses and their control in a mixed farm system in the Cotswold Hills, England

          Soil Use and Management 18(4) : pp.421-427

        • 2002
          Machefert, S. E.,Dise, N. B.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Whitehead, P. G.

          Nitrous oxide emission from a range of land uses across Europe

          Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 6 : pp.325-337

        • 2002
          Blake, L.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Effects of atmospheric deposition, soil pH and acidification on heavy metal contents in soils and vegetation of semi-natural ecosystems at Rothamsted Experimental Station, UK

          Plant and Soil 240 : pp.235-251

        • 2002
          Brown, L.,Syed, B.,Jarvis, S. C.,Sneath, R. W.,Phillips, V. R.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Li, C.

          Development and application of a mechanistic model to estimate emission of nitrous oxide from UK agriculture

          Atmospheric Environment 36 : pp.917-928

        • 2002
          Brown, L.,Syed, B.,Jarvis, S. C.,Sneath, R. W.,Phillips, V. R.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Li, C.

          Development and application of a mechanistic model to estimate emission of nitrous oxide from UK agriculture

          Atmospheric Environment 36(6) : pp.917-928 (and erratum p. 4157)
          doi: 10.1016/S1352-2310(01)00512-X

        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