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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 Bulletin 133IUSS Bulletin 133 (December 2018)
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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 Soil and Sustainable Development Goals
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Outlook

IUSS representation at EGU General Assembly 2019

At EGU 2019 taking place in Vienna, 7 to 12 April 2017, IUSS will share a booth with ESAFS (East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies), ECSSS (European Confederation of Soil Science Societies), BGS (Soil Science Society of Switzerland) and DBG (German Soil Science Society). IUSS will present its Divisions and their most recent activities.

Read more: https://www.iuss.org/index.php?article_id=710



Recommended Publication

New book of IUSS published

The most recent book in the IUSS book series of the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) Global Soil Proverbs. Cultural Language of the Soil was published in the CATENA series GeoEcology Essays.
The book features an impressive number of proverbs compiled in 32 chapters from 29 different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania, sharing insights about philosophy, culture, and life in each country.

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IUSS News

Presentation of the 35th Japan Prize to Rattan Lal

The prestigeous 35th Japan Prize in the category Biological Production, Ecology was presented to Rattan Lal, IUSS Past President 2019-2020on April 8 in the presence of the Emperor and the Empress of Japan.

The Japan Prize is awarded annually to scientists >>Read more




Upcoming Meetings

10th Annual Summer Soil Institute
Sonntag, 16. Juni 2019 bis Samstag, 29. Juni 2019
SUITMA 10 – Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas
Sonntag, 16. Juni 2019 bis Freitag, 21. Juni 2019
International Conference on 'Successful Transformation toward Land Degradation Neutrality (Future Perspective)' including a Youth Forum on 'Land Degradation Neutrality from Local to Global Scale'
Montag, 17. Juni 2019 bis Mittwoch, 19. Juni 2019
Food Security and Climate Change: 4per1000 initiative new tangible global challenges for the soil
Dienstag, 18. Juni 2019 bis Donnerstag, 20. Juni 2019
ISMOM 2019 - 8th International Symposium on Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms
Sonntag, 23. Juni 2019 bis Freitag, 28. Juni 2019