Update: 20.10.2016

Soil stores 10% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions.

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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 127IUSS Bulletin 128 (June 2016)

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Internat. Decade of Soils

At the conference ‘Celebration of International Year of Soils 2015 – Achievements and Future Challenges’ IUSS President Rainer Horn proclaimed the International Decade of Soils 2015-2024!
The IDS shall be a continuation of the efforts made during the International Year of the Soils 2015. It will be marked by a number of activities on the national and international levels.
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Recommended articles

Task Force: Soil Matters – Solutions under foot

This collection of papers seeks to illustrate the diversity of the soils and soil functions and shows the importance of soils for all aspects of our lives.

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IYS 2015 & World Soil Day

IYSLogo World Soil Day

2015 in IYS IUSS Divisions and Commissions illustrated their main topics through articles written by officers or their colleagues.
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Upcoming Meetings

  • 27., 28. October 2016

    XXI Congress of Latin American Soil Science Society

    Quito, Ecuador


  • 27. October 2016

    IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania Forest environment under changing climates and societies

    Beijing, China

    Conference website: http://www.iufro-ao2016.org