Update: 22.06.2017

There are over 100,000 different types of soil in the world.

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The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to promote all branches of soil science, and to support all soil scientists across the world in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science.

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IUSS Bulletins

IUSS Bulletin 129IUSS Bulletin 129 (December 2016)

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Internat. Decade of Soils

As one of the outreach activities during the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) the IUSS has launched a book series.
These books are not only addressed to soil scientists, but also to academic students of other sciences. These books shall shed light on important soil issues related to other disciplines and global challenges.
The newest book is titled Soils within cities – Global approaches to their sustainable management
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Viewpoints and fact sheets

In the Newsroom of this website Prof. Rattan Lal, President of the International Union of Soil Sciences regularly provides viewpoints on soil issues mainly addressed to soil science community. In addition the IUSS has started to provide fact sheets on soil in relation to issues of high importance for society. The fact sheets are written by well-known experts and are addressed not only to scientists, but also to decision makers and opinion leaders.
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Kick-off Conference for the Links4Soils Project

Project partners at the kick-off meeting in Ljubljana, May 2017

Caring for Soils – Where Our Roots Grow.
Interreg Project to Promote Sustainable Soil Management in the Alpine Space

Living soil performs multiple ecosystem services for humans. The Interreg Alpine Space >>Read more


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