Update: 19.02.2018

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 131IUSS Bulletin 131 (December 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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Announcement for the 21st World Congress of Soil Science Rio 2018

21st World Congress of Soil Science Rio 2018

Congress website: https://www.21wcss.org/
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New book of IUSS published

As third book of the IUSS book series of the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) the new book “The Nexus of Soils, Plants, Animals and Human Health” was presented at the World Soil Day Conference on Dec. 5 in Brussels.

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IUSS Stimulus Fund - Global Soil Icon Contest

Soil is the essence of all terrestrial life, and critical to the delivery of major ecosystem services for human well-being and nature conservation. Yet, the term “soil” does not arouse the much deserved excitement or the “wow” moment among the general public, >>Read more


Upcoming Meetings

  • 26., 27., 28. February 2018

    BONARES 2018 Conference

    Berlin, Germany

    Abstract submission deadline: November 1st, 2017.
    Website: http://www.bonares2018.de/


  • 12., 13., 14., 15., 16. March 2018

    42nd Annual Conference of Soil Science Society of Nigeria “Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources for Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation”

    Institute for Agricultural Training and Research, Moore Plantation, Ibadan – Oyo State, Nigeria.

    Abstract submission to sssn.iart2018@gmail.com until 31st December, 2017
    Conference website: http://www.sssniart2018.com