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.

The IUSS STRATEGIC PLAN 2021-2030 approved at the WCSS 2022 is available

IUSS Bulletins

IUSS Bulletin 140 (June 2022)

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IUSS Bulletin 140
IUSS Bulletin 140


Call for Awards and Fellowship by OWSD are open 

Currently two calls of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) for early carrier woman scientists are open:

Call for applications for the OWSD Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World. Deadline: 15 September 2022. Learn more

OWSD Early Career Fellowship of up to USD 50,000 is offered to women who have completed their PhDs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. Deadline: 19 September 2022. Learn more


IUSS Presidential Elections 2022 – call for voting

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). Victor Okechukwu Chude from Nigeria is the candidate for this year’s Presidential Election (no further nominations were received).

Please find the candidate’s Full Nomination Package here: https://www.iuss.org/media/full_nomination_package_chude.zip

The video of the candidate can be accessed here:


The Council members are asked to send an email to the IUSS Secretariat at iuss@umweltbundesamt.at informing the IUSS Secretariat if they are in favour of the candidate or not until September 30 at the latest.

Recommended Publication

IUSS Book ‘Sustainable soil management as a key to preserve soil biodiversity and stop its degradation’ published

Within the framework of the International Decade of Soils (IDS) 2015-2024 and continuing with the objective of publishing and distributing material relevant to the interests of the IUSS and its members an IUSS Open Access Book Series was launched under a Creative Commons license. This is the first book of the Open Access IUSS Book Series celebrating the 98th anniversary of IUSS as it was published on May 19, 2022.

Soil Biodiversity was proposed as a current topic of great scientific, social, economic, and political importance for the present IUSS book. The book was written from an interdisciplinary perspective covering the current state of the art in this area. Perspectives of various points of view and interactions are reflected according to the different areas of knowledge of soil sciences offered by the authors. That is why the book contains both experimental data and conceptual information, didactic experiences, and reviews organized in four different sections. 

Read more: IUSS Soil biodiversity book

IUSS Alerts

Monthly news on soil science

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IUSS is a member of ISC
IUSS is a member of ISC

International Decade of Soils

IUSS – FAO – GSP children’s book co published 2021 and 2022

“The magical world of soil biodiversity” A collection of 10 children´s stories from around the world. 2021. © FAO and IUSS. https://doi.org/10.4060/cb4185en

“Salty soils adventures” A collection of 10 children´s stories from around the world. 2022. © FAO and IUSS.

International Decade of Soils
International Decade of Soils
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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.

Intersol 2022 - What Strategy for European Soils in 2030?
Wednesday, 5. October 2022 to Thursday, 6. October 2022
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