Update: 13.01.2019

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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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Video related to World Soil Day
on December 5

The Soil Science Society of Mexico would like to share a short video in Spanish accompanied by the request to celebrate World Soil Day on December 5. The IUSS supports this message and kindly asks you to provide reports including high resolution photos from your events celebrating the World Soil Day for sharing on the IUSS website and for publication in the IUSS Bulletin.

Read more: https://youtu.be/nRBCg_xvcVk

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New book of IUSS published

As fourth book of the IUSS book series of the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) the new book “Soil and Sustainable Development Goals” was presented at the 21st World Congress of Soil Sciences, 12-17 August, in Rio de Janeiro.

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Margaret Oliver Award for Early-Career Pedometricians Call for Nominations, 2019 award

The Pedometrics Commission of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) makes a biennial award, which is intended to recognize up-and-coming talent in pedometrics. The award is named for Margaret Oliver, in recognition of her outstanding commitment to >>Read more


Upcoming Meetings

  • 25., 26., 27., 28. February and 01. March 2019

    International Scientific Conference “XXII Dokuchaev Conference for Young Scientists” Soil as the System of Functional Connections in Nature

    Saint-Petersburg, Russia

    Deadline for application for participation as a speaker: October 31, 2018
    Abstracts should be uploaded before December 20, 2018
    Information: https://iuss.boku.ac.at/files/info-pismo_no_1_2019_en_2.pdf
    Website: http://www.dokuchaevskie.ru/?lang=en


  • 26., 27., 28. March 2019

    Intersoil 2019 - International Conference on Soil, Sediments and Water

    Lille, France

    Polluted soil and brownfields: Risks and opportunities for a new economy
    Call for papers open until October 18, 2018
    Website: https://www.intersol.fr/