Dr Rupert Goddard

Dr Rupert Goddard

Research Fellow - Resilient Catchment Communities

Faculty of Science and Engineering



Senior Technician- Soil Health : Assessing soil health using robotics.


PhD Environmental Science, University of PlymouthBSc (Hons) Environmental Science, University of Plymouth
Chartered Management Institute, Level 4 Introductory Diploma in Management, Coventry University 
Senior Technician City and Guilds, Level 3 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Cornwall College

Professional membership

British Society of Soil ScienceFreshwater Biological Association
British Ecological Society
British Phycological Society

Roles on external bodies

British Society of Soil Science - Early careers CommitteeBritish Society of Soil Science - South West Soils Discussion Group Committee Member


Teaching interests

Supporting undergraduate laboratory and field practical sessions in chemistry, geography and environmental science, particularly related to soil digests, water quality and nutrients and freshwater invertebrate identification.


Research interests

BiogeochemistryFreshwater invertebrates and diatoms
Water quality
Sediment finger printing
Plastics in soil


Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Taylor A, Kalnins A, Koot M, Jackson R, Toloza A, Ahmed HS, Goddard R & Blake WH (2023) 'Portable gamma spectrometry for rapid assessment of soil texture, organic carbon and total nitrogen in agricultural soils' Journal of Soils and Sediments 23, (6) 2556-2563 , DOI
Goddard R, Gardner MJ, Hutchinson TH, Lunt P, Pearson HBC, Tappin A, Schofield HK, Attfield T, Worsfold P & Comber S (2020) 'Physico-chemical factors controlling the speciation of phosphorus in English and Welsh rivers' Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts , DOI Open access
Blake WH, Boeckx P, Stock BC, Smith HG, Bodé S, Upadhayay HR, Gaspar L, Goddard R, Lennard AT & Lizaga I (2018) 'A deconvolutional Bayesian mixing model approach for river basin sediment source apportionment' Scientific Reports 8, (1) 0-0 Author Site , DOI Open access


Conferences organised

British Society of Soil Science Early Careers conference, Gathertown (remote platform), September 2021. 
British Society of Soil Science Early Careers conference, University of Lancaster, September 2018.