Welcome to the IUSS
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.
IUSS Division 2 WCSS Travel Award
This programme will provide fellowships to graduate students or early-career researchers (within 5 years of PhD) presenting papers (oral or poster) on the divisional sessions related to the IUSS Division 2 at the 22nd World Congress of Soil Science (WCSS), July 31-August 5, 2022 in Glasgow, UK.
Travel awards will be provided up to $500 per person for up to 35 individuals.
The money will be transferred to the winner's bank account after the presentation will be completed.
Final Submission by May 30, 2022 – noon UTC
IUSS Presidential Elections 2022 – Call for nominations
The election of the next President of the IUSS is due this year. The appointment of the President represents a total of six years commitment to the Union by serving two years each as President-Elect (2023/24), President (2025/26) and Past-President (2027/28).
The Standing Committee on Presidential Elections has defined the respective procedure and the guidelines. Nominations should be made by two accomplished, highly-respected senior soil scientists.
Full nomination documentation should be submitted electronically to Prof. Dr. Rainer Horn (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) by May 31, 2022. A copy should also be sent to email@example.com. Procedure and guidelines: https://www.iuss.org/about-the-iuss/iuss-presidential-election/
IUSS and FAO Children’s book “The magical world of soil biodiversity”
In the framework of World Soil Day 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), the educative project “THE IUSS GOES TO THE SCHOOL”, and the Global Soil Partnership (GSP) launched a children's book contest on Soil Biodiversity with the motto "Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity". The book contest on soil biodiversity has given visibility to the importance of soil organisms and raised awareness on the urgency of protecting soil biodiversity. This collection of 10 stories in particular for children aged 6-11 years includes the best entries received from a total of 97 books spanning over 75 countries.
Discover and download the book: https://doi.org/10.4060/cb4185en
IUSS Alerts are e-mailed to more than 2,900 individual subscribers and 80 national soil science societies globally.
Please forward the IUSS Alerts to your friends and colleagues.
Send information for IUSS Alerts to firstname.lastname@example.org
International Decade of Soils
In the framework of World Soil Day (WSD) 2020, FAO, IUSS and GSP launched a scientific children’s book contest on Soil Biodiversity with the motto “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity”. FAO, IUSS and GSP invite all those interested
Upcoming Meetings & Events
The outbreak of the Corona virus is clearly a rapidly evolving situation. The organisers of the meetings listed below will be constantly reviewing the situation in the light of global and country-specific advice to inform decisions to minimise the additional risks to attendees, their communities and those living in the meeting’s host country.
The IUSS will also continue to monitor the situation, and advise that prior to attending meetings our members review up to date information from their country’s government, the WHO and from the host country to ensure that everyone’s health and wellbeing remains a priority.