Update: 27.05.2018

It can take more than 1000 years to form a centimeter of topsoil.

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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.

Historical documents

Membership lists

   

Membership list 1982

Download   membershiplist_1982.pdf - 105 MB
   

   

Membership list 1977

Download   membershiplist_1977.pdf - 57 MB
   

   

Membership list 1974

Download   membershiplist_1974.pdf - 44 MB
   

   

Membership list 1968

Download   membershiplist_1968.pdf - 72 MB
   

   

Membership list 1964

Download   membershiplist_1964.pdf - 59 MB
   

   

Membership list 1960

Download   membershiplist_1960.pdf - 31 MB
   

   

Membership list 1957

Download   membershiplist_1957.pdf - 53 MB
   

   

Membership list 1954

Download   membershiplist_1954.pdf - 41 MB
   

   

Membership list 1952a

Download   membershiplist_1952a.pdf - 28 MB
   

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Rules of the ISSS

   

Rules of the ISSS 1991

Download   rules1991.pdf - 7 MB
   

   

Rules of the ISSS 1980

Download   rules1980.pdf - 7 MB
   

   

Rules of the ISSS 1968

Download   rules1968.pdf - 6 MB
   

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Histories

   

History of the ISSS-IUSS 1924-1999

Download   2000history_of_the_isss-iuss.pdf - 106 kB
   

   

History of the ISSS 1924-1974

Download   isss_1924-1974.pdf - 7 MB
   

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Reconstruction

   

ISSS Reconstruction 1950

Download   isss_reconstruction_1950.pdf - 4 MB