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

        • 1998
          Rasmussen, P. E.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Brown, J. R.,Grace, P. R.,Janzen, H. H.,Korschens, M.

          Long-term agroecosystem experiments: assessing agricultural sustainability and global change

          Science 282 : pp.893-896

        • 1998
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Bailey, N. J.,Bradbury, N. J.

          A modelling study of nitrogen deposited to arable land from the atmosphere and its contribution to nitrate leaching

          Soil Use and Management 14 : pp.70-77

        • 1998
          Tlustos, P.,Willison, T. W.,Baker, J. C.,Murphy, D. V.,Pavlikova, D.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Powlson, D. S.

          Short-term effects of nitrogen on methane oxidation in soils

          Biology and Fertility of Soils 28 : pp.64-70

        • 1998
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Bailey, N. J.,Bradbury, N. J.,Hargreaves, P.,Howe, M.,Murphy, D. V.,Poulton, P. R.,Willison, T. W.

          Nitrogen deposition and its contribution to nitrogen cycling and associated soil processes

          New Phytologist 139(1) : pp.49-58
          doi: 10.1046/j.1469-8137.1998.00182.x

        • 1998
          Willison, T. W.,Baker, J. C.,Murphy, D. V.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Comparison of a wet and dry 15N isotopic dilution technique as a short-term nitrification assay

          Soil Biology and Biochemistry 30 : pp.661-663

        • 1998
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Blake, L.

          Land use, liming and the mobilization of potentially toxic metals

          Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 67(2-3) : pp.135-144
          doi: 10.1016/S0167-8809(97)00111-4

        • 1998
          Ellis, S.,Howe, M. T.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Mugglestone, M. A.,Dendooven, L.

          Carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a grassland soil with varying pH: effect of pH on the denitrification potential and dynamics of the reduction enzymes

          Soil Biology and Biochemistry 30 : pp.359-367

        • 1997
          Singh, B.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Changes with time in the potassium content and phyllosilicates in the soil of the Broadbalk continuous wheat experiment at Rothamsted

          European Journal of Soil Science 48 : pp.651-659

        • 1997
          Braithwaite, A.,Livens, F. R.,Richardson, S.,Howe, M. T.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Kinetically controlled release of uranium from soils

          European Journal of Soil Science 48 : pp.661-673

        • 1997
          Yamulki, S.,Harrison, R. M.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.

          N2O, NO and NO2 fluxes from a grassland: effect of soil pH

          Soil Biology and Biochemistry 29 : pp.1199-1208

        • 1997
          Powlson, D. S.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Willison, T. W.,Webster, C. P.,Hutsch, B. W.

          The effect of agriculture on methane oxidation in soil

          Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 49 : pp.59-70

        • 1997
          Willison, T. W.,O'flaherty, M. S.,Tlustos, P.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Powlson, D. S.

          Variations in microbial populations in soils with different methane uptake rates

          Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 49 : pp.85-90

        • 1997
          Yamulki, S.,Harrison, R. M.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.

          N2O, NO and NO2 fluxes from a grassland: effect of soil pH

          Soil Biology and Biochemistry 29 : pp.1199-1208

        • 1996
          Yamulki, S.,Harrison, R. M.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Ammonia surface-exchange above an agricultural field in southeast England

          Atmospheric Environment 30 : pp.109-118

        • 1996
          Gyori, Z.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Blake, L.,Prokisch, J.

          Changes in the heavy metal contents of soil from the Park Grass Experiment at Rothamsted Experimental Station

          Fresenius Journal of Analytical Chemistry 354 : pp.699-702

        • 1996
          Livens, F. R.,Howe, M. T.,Hemingway, J. D.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Howard, B. J.

          Forms and rates of release of 137Cs in two peat soils

          European Journal of Soil Science 47 : pp.105-112

        • 1996
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Willison, T. W.,Webster, C. P.,Powlson, D. S.

          Methane fluxes in aerobic soils

          Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 42 : pp.175-187

        • 1996
          Ellis, S.,Dendooven, L.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Quantitative assessment of soil nitrate disappearance and N2O evolution during denitrification

          Soil Biology and Biochemistry 28 : pp.589-595

        • 1996
          Yamulki, S.,Harrison, R. M.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Ammonia surface-exchange above an agricultural field in south-east England

          Atmospheric Environment 30 : pp.109-118

        • 1995
          Harrison, R. M.,Yamulki, S.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.

          Effect of fertilizer application on NO and N2O fluxes from agricultural fields

          Journal of Geophysical Research 100 : pp.25923-25931

        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