Update: 27.05.2018

There are over 100,000 different types of soil in the world.

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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.

Obituaries to great soil scientists

Obituaries

Jules D’Hoore (1917-2017)

Jan Frans De Coninck (1926-2017)

Carlos C. Cerri (1946-2017)

Miroslav Kutílek (1927-2016)

Kanwar Lal Sahrawat (1941-2016)

Akira Tanaka (1924-2016)

Pál Stefanovits (1920-2016)

Emil Klimo (1930-2016)

Maria Alfredovna Glazovskaya (1912-2016)

Udo Schwertmann (1927 – 2016)

Fiorenzo Mancini (1922 - 2015)

Nyle C. Brady (1920 - 2015)

Joselito Arocena (1959-2015)

Marcel Jamagne (1931-2015)

Otto Spaargaren (1944-2015)

Gerard (Jerry) Hendrik Bolt (1925-2015)

Dan Hardy Yaalon (1924-2014)

P.H.T. Beckett (1928-2014)

D.J. Greenland (1930-2012)

C. Sys (1923-2009)

L.A. Sarmiento (1927-2009)

K.H. Hartge (1926-2009)

P.H. Nye (1921-2009)

P. Buringh (1918-2009)

P.M. Huang (1934-2009)

D. Righi (1943-2009)

Peter Burrough (1944-2009)

Hans van Baren (1936-2009)

Roel Oldeman (1942-2008)

Peter Bullock (1937-2008)

BT Kang (1932-2008)

A.J. Smyth (1927-2008)

S. Moskal (1921-2008)

Dom Luis Bramo (1909-2007)

G.S. Humphreys (1953-2007)

S.V. Mukherjee (1914-2006)

G. Aubert (1913-2006)

Yoshiaki Ishizuka (1907-2005)

Duncan Scott (1921-2005)

Richard Drees (1941-2005)

Rienk van der Ploeg (1941-2005)

Pavel Jambor (1938-2005)

Anna Romashkevich (1926-2005)

Eduard Muckenhausen (1907-2005)

Joseph Tinsley (1916-2004)

Harry Vine (1917-2004)

Michel Robert (1937-2004)

Wolfgang Flaig (1912-2004)

Ralph McCracken (1921-2004)

Wim Sombroek (1934-2003)

Stephane Henin (1911-2003)

Jan de Geus (1908-2003)

Hassan Hamdi (1912-2003)

Ernest Hallsworth (1913-2002)

S.V. Zonn (1906-2002)

Francis Hole (1914-2002)

Samarn Panichapong (1933-2002)

Regis Simard (1956-2002)

Tamirie Hawando (1944-2002)

Ray Isbell (1928-2001)

Emmanuel Servat (1922-2001)

Dumitra Teaci (1926-2001)

L.D. Vaidyanathan (1908-2000)

Roy Donahue (1908-1999)

Andres Aguilar Santelises (1946-1999)

Vukota Okiljevic (1925-1998)