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Keith W. Goyne

Keith W. Goyne, Ph.D.

Environmental Soil Chemistry

Associate Director
School of Natural Resources

124 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building
Columbia, MO 65211
(573) 882-0090


  • 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


  • Goyne’s 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 nutrient and carbon cycling.
    • Elucidating mechanisms of natural and xenobiotic organic compound sorption to minerals, the importance of dissolved organic matter (DOM) for enhanced sorption or transport of xenobiotics, and subsequent dissolution processes that may occur after organic compound adsorption (i.e., ligand promoted dissolution).
    • Understanding the fate and transport of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in soils and subsequent effects on soil microbial communities.
    • Investigations focusing on the importance of intraparticle and interparticle porosity for sorption and preservation of natural DOM and the utility of porous materials for pollutant remediation efforts.


  • Environmental Science 1100, Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Environmental Science 3500, Pollutant Fate and Transport
  • Environmental Science, Soil Science, and Geology 4318/7318, Environmental Soil Chemistry
  • Environmental Science and Soil Science 9418, Advanced Environmental Soil Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Science and Soil Science 9087, SEAS Seminar
  • Environmental Science and Soil Science 8500, Chemistry of the Vadose Zone

Selected Publications

  • Willett, C.D., R.N. Lerch, C.-H. Lin, K.W. Goyne, N.D. Leigh, and C.A. Roberts. In Press. Benzoxazinone-mediated triazine degradation: A proposed reaction mechanism. J. Ag. Food Chem.
  • Margenot, A.J., F.J. Calderón, K.W. Goyne, F.N.D. Mukome, S.J. Parikh. In Press. Soil analysis, applications of FTIR spectroscopy. In J.C. Lindon, G.E. Tranter, and D.W. Koppenaal, Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry 3rd ed. Elsevier, 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)
  • 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.
  • Lin, C.-H., R.N. Lerch, K.W. Goyne, and H.E. Garrett. 2011. Reducing organic pollutant loss from agroecosystems using vegetative buffers. J. Environ. Qual. 40:791-799.
  • Kabrick, J., K.W. Goyne, Z. Fan, and D. Meinert. 2011. Landscape determinants of exchangeable calcium and magnesium in forest and woodland soils of the Missouri Ozark Highlands. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 75:64-80.
  • O’ Donnell, T.K., K.W. Goyne, R.J. Miles, C. Baffaut, S.H. Anderson, and K. Sudduth. 2011. Determination of representative elementary areas for soil redoximorphic features identified by digital image processing. Geoderma 161:138-146.
  • Veum, K.S., K.W. Goyne, S. Holan, and P.P. Motavalli. 2011. Assessment of soil organic carbon and total nitrogen under conservation management practices in the Central Claypan Region, Missouri, USA. Geoderma. 167/168:188-196.
  • Wu, S.-H., K.W. Goyne, R.N. Lerch, and C.-H. Lin. 2011. Adsorption of isoxaflutole degradates to aluminum and iron hydrous oxides. J. Environ. Qual. 40: 528-537.
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