Keith W. Goyne

Professor and Associate Dean
  • B.S. 1994, The Pennsylvania State University, Soil Science — Conferred with Distinction
  • M.S. 1998, The Pennsylvania State University, Soil Science (Environmental Soil Chemistry)
  • Ph.D. 2003, The Pennsylvania State University, Soil Science (Environmental Soil Chemistry)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow 2003 – 2005, University of Arizona, Environmental Chemistry

Keith W. Goyne

Keith W. Goyne - Professor and Associate Dean - College of Natural Resources and Environment
Cheatham Hall
Room 324
310 West Campus Dr
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research interests revolve around soil chemical and biogeochemical investigations aimed at understanding natural and human influenced terrestrial ecosystem processes.

Specific examples include:

  • Studies aimed at understanding the effects of forest management and agronomic practices on soil health and soil nutrient and carbon cycling.
  • Understanding the fate and transport of pesticides, pharmaceuticals and personal care products in soils and subsequent effects on soil microbial communities.
  • Elucidating mechanisms of natural and xenobiotic organic compound sorption to minerals using spectroscopic techniques. 
  • Kabrick, J., K.W. Goyne, and H.E. Stelzer. In Press. Woody debris and nutrient retention following alternative biomass harvesting guidelines. Forest Sci.
  • Main, A.R., E.B. Webb, K.W. Goyne, and D. Mengel. In Press. Neonicotinoid insecticides negatively affect performance measures of non-target terrestrial arthropods: a meta-analysis. Ecol. Appl.
  • Satkowski, L.E., K.W. Goyne, S.H. Anderson, R.N. Lerch, E.B. Webb, and D.D. Snow. In Press. Imidacloprid sorption and transport in cropland, grass buffer, and riparian buffer soils. Vadose Zone J.
  • Lerch, R.N., C.H. Lin, K.W. Goyne, R.J. Kremer, and S.H. Anderson. 2017. Vegetative buffer strips for reducing herbicide transport in runoff: effects of season, vegetation, and buffer width. J. Am. Water Resour. Assoc. 53:667-683.
  • Margenot, A.J., F.J. Calderón, K.W. Goyne, F.N.D. Mukome, and S.J. Parikh. 2017. Soil analysis, applications of FTIR spectroscopy. p. 448-454.  In J.C. Lindon, G.E. Tranter, and D.W. Koppenaal, Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry 3rd ed. Vol. 2. Oxford Academic Press, Oxford, UK. (Invited manuscript)
  • Nordenholt, R.M., K.W. Goyne, R.J. Kremer, C.-H. Lin, and R.N. Lerch. 2016. Effect of veterinary antibiotics on atrazine degradation and soil microorganisms. J. Environ. Qual. 45:565-575. (Special Issue/Invited manuscript)
  • Willett, C.D., R.N. Lerch, C.-H. Lin, K.W. Goyne, N.D. Leigh, and C.A. Roberts. 2016. Benzoxazinone-mediated triazine degradation: A proposed reaction mechanism. J. Ag. Food Chem.
  • Singh, G., K.W. Goyne, and J. Kabrick. 2015. Determinants of total and available phosphorus in forested Alfisols and Ultisols of the Ozark Highlands, USA. Geoderma Regional 5:117-126.
  • Weber, J.S., K.W. Goyne, T.P. Luxton, A.L. Thompson. 2015. Phosphate treatment of lead contaminated soil: effects on water quality, plant uptake, and lead speciation. J. Environ. Qual. 44:1127-1136.
  • Du, C., K.W. Goyne, R.J. Miles, and J. Zhao. 2014. A 1915-2011 microscale record of soil organic matter under wheat cultivation using FTIR-PAS depth-profiling. Agron. Sustain. Dev. 34:803-811.
  • Parikh, S.J., K.W. Goyne, A.J. Margenot, F.N.D. Mukome, and F.J. Calderón. 2014. Soil chemical insights provided through vibrational spectroscopy. Adv. Agron. 126:1-148. (Invited manuscript)
  • Song, E., J.G. Schneider, S.H. Anderson, K.W. Goyne, and X. Xiong. 2014. Wetting agent influence on water infiltration into hydrophobic sand: I. Rewettability. Agron. J. 106:1873-1878.
  • Song, E., J.G. Schneider, S.H. Anderson, K.W. Goyne, and X. Xiong. 2014. Wetting agent influence on water infiltration into hydrophobic sand: II. Physical properties. Agron. J. 106:1879-1885.
  • Veum, K.S., K.W. Goyne, R. J. Kremer, R. Miles, and K. Sudduth. 2014. Biological indicators of soil quality and soil organic matter characteristics in an agricultural management continuum. Biogeochem. 117:81-99. (Invited manuscript).
  • Willett, C.D., R.N. Lerch, K.W. Goyne, N.D. Leigh, C.-H. Lin, and C.A. Roberts. 2014. A simple method for isolation and purification of DIBOA-Glc from Tripsacum dactyloides (L.). Nat. Prod. Comm. 9:1223-1286.
  • Du, C., Z. Ma, J. Zhao, and K.W. Goyne. 2013. Application of mid-infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy in monitoring carbonate content in soils. Sensors Actuators B: Chem. 188: 1167-1175.
  • Willett, C.D., R.N. Lerch, C.-H. Lin, K.W. Goyne, N. D. Leigh, and C.A. Roberts. 2013. Identification of an atrazine-degrading benzoxazinoid in Eastern Gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides). J. Agric. Food Chem. 61:8026-8033.
  • Chu, B., K.W. Goyne, S.H. Anderson, C.H. Lin, and R.N. Lerch. 2013. Sulfamethazine sorption to soil: Vegetative management, pH, and dissolved organic matter effects. J. Environ. Qual. 42:794-805.
  • Chu, B., S.H. Anderson, K.W. Goyne, C.H. Lin, and R.N. Lerch. 2013. Sulfamethazine transport in agroforestry and cropland soils. Vadose Zone J. 12:1-14.
  • Dudenhoeffer, C.J., K.A. Nelson, P.P. Motavalli, B. Burdick, and K. W. Goyne. 2013. Utility of phosphorus enhancers and strip-tillage effects on corn production. J. Agric. Sci. 5:37-46.
  • Unger, I.M., K.W. Goyne, A.C. Kennedy, and R. J. Kremer, J.E.T. McLain, and C.F. Williams. 2013. Antibiotic effects on microbial community characteristics in soils under conservation management practices. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 77:100-112.
  • Unger, I.M., K.W. Goyne, R.J. Kremer, and A.C. Kennedy. 2013. Microbial community diversity in agroforestry and grass vegetative filter strips. Agroforest. Syst. 87:395-402.
  • Du, C., J. Zhou, and K.W. Goyne. 2012. Organic and inorganic carbon in paddy soils as evaluated by mid-infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy. PLOS ONE 7(8): e43368. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043368.
  • Dudenhoeffer, C.J., K.A. Nelson, P.P. Motavalli, D. Dunn, W.E. Stevens, K.W. Goyne, M. Nathan, and P. Scharf. 2012. Corn production as affected by phosphorus enhancers, phosphorus source and lime. J. Agric. Sci. 4:137-143.
  • Thompson, A. and K.W. Goyne. 2012. Controls on the sorption of chemical constituents in soils. Nature Education Knowledge. 4(4):7. (Invited manuscript)
  • Veum, K.S., K.W. Goyne, R.J. Kremer, and P.P. Motavalli. 2012. Relationships among water stable aggregates and organic matter fractions under conservation management. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 76: 2143-2153.