Update: 06.10.2015

Soil carbon is the largest terrestrial pool of carbon.

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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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During the 2015 International Year of Soils, the IUSS Division 4 (The Role of Soils in Sustaining Society and the Environment) will illustrate its main topics through articles written by Division 4 officers or their colleagues. These will each be highlighted every week from October to December 2015.

Please read the two first wonderful articles written by

Cristine Carole Muggler (IUSS, vice-chair Division 4)
Towards the International Year of Soils: The challenge of bring people to care about the soil and
Christian Feller (IUSS, chair Division 4)
Soil connects Nature and Culture

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20th World Congress of Soil Science, Soils Embrace Life & Universe

June 8th to 13th, 2014 – Jeju Island, South Korea

Watch the creative Sand Art at the opening ceremony
Congress website

IYS 2015 & World Soil Day

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Upcoming Meetings

  • 10. October 2015

    IYS Activity – International University Meeting of Soil Sciences

    Cultural Academic Centre of the UNAM, Juriquilla, Querétaro, México

    Soil functions in nature and their conservation in ecosystems

    Event website: http://soil15.geociencias.unam.mx/


  • 16., 17., 18. October 2015

    International Youth Forum on Soil and Water Conservation (IYFSWC)

    Nanchang, China

    Event website: http://iyfswc.nit.edu.cn