Update: 18.09.2017

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 130IUSS Bulletin 130 (June 2017)
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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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IUSS News

Website for IUSS World Congress 2018 now online

The website for the 21st World Congress of Soil Science has gone online. The congress, which is arguably the most acclaimed meeting in the area of soil science, will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 12-17, 2018.
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Upcoming Meetings

  • 20., 21., 22. September 2017

    125 Years of IUFRO - Anniversary Congress:Interconnecting Forests, Science and People

    Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

    Extended Deadline Call for Session Proposals: June 30, 2016
    Deadline for Call for Abstracts: September 1, 2016
    Read more at http://iufro2017.com/

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  • 25., 26., 27., 28., 29., 30. September and 01., 02., 03., 04., 05., 06. October 2017

    2nd Intensive Training Course on Soil Micromorphology

    Centre de Formació Contínua UdL, Campus de Cappont, Lleida, Spain

    Period of matriculation ends on September 17, 2017
    Website: http://www.cfc.udl.cat/fc/curso/1751

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