Update: 09.12.2018

Soil stores 10% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions.

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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 132IUSS Bulletin 132 (June 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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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


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