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

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

          An inventory of nitrous oxide emissions from agriculture in the UK using the IPCC methodology: emission estimate, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis

          Atmospheric Environment 35 : pp.1439-1449

        • 2001
          Smith, P.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Smith, K. A.,Powlson, D. S.,Smith, J. U.,Falloon, P. D.,Coleman, K.

          Enhancing the carbon sink in European agricultural soils: including trace gas fluxes in estimates of carbon mitigation potential

          Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 60 : pp.237-252

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

          An inventory of nitrous oxide emissions from agriculture in the UK using the IPCC methodology: emission estimate, uncertainty and sensitivity analysis

          Atmospheric Environment 35(8) : pp.1439-1449
          doi: 10.1016/S1352-2310(00)00361-7

        • 2000
          Smith, P.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Smith, K. A.,Powlson, D. S.,Smith, J. U.,Falloon, P. D.,Coleman, K.

          Including trace gas fluxes in estimates of the carbon mitigation potential of UK agricultural land

          Soil Use and Management 16 : pp.251-259

        • 2000
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Poulton, P. R.,Webster, C. P.,Howe, M. T.

          Nitrate leaching from the Broadbalk wheat experiment, Rothamsted, UK, as controlled by fertiliser and manure inputs and the weather

          Soil Use and Management 16 : pp.244-250

        • 2000
          Smith, P.,Powlson, D. S.,Smith, J. U.,Falloon, P. D.,Coleman, K.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Agricultural carbon mitigation options in Europe: improved estimates and the global perspective

          Acta Agronomica Hungarica 48 : pp.209-216

        • 2000
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Stockdale, E. A.,Fortune, S.,Watson, C.

          Nutrient cycling on organic farms

          Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England 161 : pp.65-75

        • 2000
          Blake, L.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Mott, C. J. B.,Poulton, P. R.

          Temporal changes in chemical properties of air-dried stored soils and their interpretation for long-term experiments

          European Journal of Soil Science 51 : pp.345-353

        • 2000
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Nitrate leaching from arable and horticultural land

          Soil Use and Management 16 : pp.145-151

        • 2000
          Blake, L.,Mercik, S.,Koerschens, M.,Moskal, S.,Poulton, P. R.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Weigel, A.,Powlson, D. S.

          Phosphorus content in soil, uptake by plants and balance in three European long-term field experiments

          Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 56 : pp.263-275

        • 2000
          Murphy, D. V.,Macdonald, A. J.,Stockdale, E. A.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Fortune, S.,Gaunt, J. L.,Poulton, P. R.,Wakefield, J. A.,Webster, C. P.,Wilmer, W. S.

          Soluble organic nitrogen in agricultural soils

          Biology and Fertility of Soils 30 : pp.374-387

        • 2000
          Bhogal, A.,Murphy, D. V.,Fortune, S.,Shepherd, M. A.,Hatch, D. J.,Jarvis, S. C.,Gaunt, J. L.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Distribution of nitrogen pools in the soil profile of undisturbed and reseeded grasslands

          Biology and Fertility of Soils 30 : pp.356-362

        • 2000
          Bhogal, A.,Murphy, D. V.,Fortune, S. S.,Shepherd, M. A.,Hatch, D. J.,Jarvis, S. C.,Gaunt, J. L.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Distribution of nitrogen pools in the soil profile of undisturbed and reseeded grasslands

          Biology and Fertility of Soils 30(4) : pp.356-362

        • 1999
          Blake, L.,Mercik, S.,Koerschens, M.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Stempen, S.,Weigel, A.,Poulton, P. R.,Powlson, D. S.

          Potassium content in soil, uptake in plants and the potassium balance in three European long-term field experiments

          Plant and Soil 216 : pp.1-14

        • 1999
          Murphy, D. V.,Bhogal, A.,Shepherd, M.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Jarvis, S. C.,Barraclough, D.,Gaunt, J. L.

          Comparison of 15N labelling methods to measure gross nitrogen mineralisation

          Soil Biology and Biochemistry 31 : pp.2015-2024

        • 1999
          Cobb, D.,Feber, R.,Hopkins, A.,Stockdale, E. A.,O'riordan, T.,Clements, R.,Firbank, L. G.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Jarvis, S.,Macdonald, D.

          Integrating the environmental and economic consequences of converting to organic agriculture: evidence from a case study

          Land Use Policy 16 : pp.207-221

        • 1999
          Cobb, D.,Feber, R.,Hopkins, A.,Stockdale, E. A.,O'riordan, T.,Clements, R. O.,Firbank, L. G.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Jarvis, S. C.,Macdonald, D.

          Integrating the environmental and economic consequences of converting to organic agriculture: evidence from a case study

          Land Use Policy 16 : pp.207-221

        • 1999
          Blake, L.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Mott, C. J. B.,Johnston, A. E.

          Changes in soil chemistry accompanying acidification over more than 100 years under woodland and grass at Rothamsted Experimental Station, UK

          European Journal of Soil Science 50 : pp.401-412

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

          Nitrogen deposition and carbon sequestration

          Nature 400(6745) : pp.629
          doi: 10.1038/23174

        • 1999
          Burt, T. P.,Matchett, L. S.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.,Haycock, N. E.

          Denitrification in riparian buffer zones: the role of floodplain hydrology

          Hydrological Processes 13 : pp.1451-1463

        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