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

        • 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

        • 1995
          Willison, T. W.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Powlson, D. S.

          Effect of land use change and methane mixing ratio on methane uptake from United Kingdom soil

          Global Change Biology 1 : pp.209-212

        • 1995
          Webster, C. P.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Effect of one year rotational set-aside on immediate and ensuing nitrogen leaching loss

          Plant and Soil 177 : pp.203-209

        • 1995
          Willison, T. W.,Webster, C. P.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Powslon, D. S.

          Methane oxidation in temperate soils; effects of land use and the chemical form of nitrogen fertilizer

          Chemosphere 30 : pp.539-546

        • 1995
          Sverdrup, H.,Warfvinge, P.,Blake, L.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Modelling recent and historic soil data from the Rothamsted Experimental Station, England using SAFE

          Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 53 : pp.161-177

        • 1995
          Heckrath, G.,Brookes, P. C.,Poulton, P. R.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Phosphorus leaching from soils containing different phosphorus concentrations in the Broadbalk Experiment

          Journal of Environmental Quality 24(5) : pp.904-910
          doi: 10.2134/jeq1995.00472425002400050018x

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

          Studies on NO and N2O fluxes from a wheat field

          Atmospheric Environment 29 : pp.1627-1635

        • 1995
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Hutsch, B. W.,Webster, C. P.,Willison, T. W.,Powlson, D. S.

          The effect of agriculture on methane oxidation in soil

          Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences 351 : pp.313-325

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

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

          Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres 100 : pp.25923-25931

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

          Studies on NO and N2O fluxes from a wheat field

          Atmospheric Environment 29 : pp.1627-1635

        • 1994
          Abu Bakar, R.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.,Poulton, P. R.,Powlson, D. S.

          Estimating nitrate leaching and denitrification by simultaneous use of Br and 15N tracers

          Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 66 : pp.509-519

        • 1994
          Blake, L.,Johnston, A. E.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Mobilization of aluminium in soil by acid deposition and its uptake by grass cut for hay-a Chemical Time Bomb

          Soil Use and Management 10 : pp.51-55

        • 1993
          Webster, C. P.,Shepherd, M. A.,Goulding, K. W. T.,Lord, E.

          Comparisons of methods for measuring the leaching of mineral nitrogen from arable land

          Journal of Soil Science 44 : pp.49-62

        • 1993
          Goulding, K. W. T.,Webster, C. P.,Powlson, D. S.,Poulton, P. R.

          Denitrification losses of nitrogen fertilizer applied to winter wheat following ley and arable rotations as estimated by acetylene inhibition and 15N balance

          Journal of Soil Science 44 : pp.63-72

        • 1992
          Salazar, I.,Escudey, M.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Heterogeneidad superficial de un suelo osorno

          Agricultura Tecnica (Chile) 52 : pp.376-380

        • 1990
          Goulding, K. W. T.

          Nitrogen deposition to land from the atmosphere.

          Soil Use and Management 6 : pp.61-63

        • 1989
          Webster, C. P.,Goulding, K. W. T.

          Influence of soil carbon content on denitrification from fallow land during autumn.

          Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 49 : pp.131-142

        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