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.
Welcome note by the new IUSS President
Wishing you all a new year full of professional success and satisfaction, I am sending my regards as I take office as the new IUSS President. My first words can only be those of thanks and appreciation to the IUSS President from whom I take the baton, Prof. Laura Bertha Reyes Sanchez, the former Past President, Prof. Takashi Kosaki and the Vice President Congress Dr. Bruce Lascelles, and all the officers who served the Executive Committee of IUSS during the last term…
Facing the Future Together: Building on the World Congress of Soil Science 2022
The British Society of Soil Science is now approaching the six month mark after hosting the World Congress of Soil Science 2022 and is in the final stages of concluding their direct work with the project. As such they feel the time has come to ‘pass the torch’ to the next generation of hosts for the World Congress series. In an open letter from the Chair of the WCSS22 board they are addressing some of the key outcomes from hosting the Congress, and some of the key learning points obtained through the experience which may help facing the future together.
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 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
International Decade of Soils
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.