Five tonnes of animal life can live in one hectare of soil.

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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.

Awards & Prizes

 Dokuachaev awardJustus von Liebig

The IUSS grants three awards and also a number of medals and prizes for extraordinary performance in soil research.

Detailed information about the specific award, prize or medal as well as information about guidelines or winners you find at the sites in this category.