Update: 13.05.2019

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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 133IUSS Bulletin 133 (December 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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Outlook

IUSS representation at EGU General Assembly 2019

At EGU 2019 taking place in Vienna, 7 to 12 April 2017, IUSS will share a booth with ESAFS (East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies), ECSSS (European Confederation of Soil Science Societies), BGS (Soil Science Society of Switzerland) and DBG (German Soil Science Society). IUSS will present its Divisions and their most recent activities.

Read more: https://iuss.boku.ac.at/index.php?article_id=710



Recommended Publication

New book of IUSS published

The most recent book in the IUSS book series of the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) Global Soil Proverbs. Cultural Language of the Soil was published in the CATENA series GeoEcology Essays.
The book features an impressive number of proverbs compiled in 32 chapters from 29 different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania, sharing insights about philosophy, culture, and life in each country.

>>Read more




IUSS News

Call to vote for the Best Paper Award in Pedometrics 2018

The Awards Committee of the Pedometrics Commission has received nominations from an open call for the Best Paper 2018 competition. With nominations from the panel members a total of 27 papers were considered. Each committee member selected >>Read more


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Upcoming Meetings

  • 26., 27., 29., 30. May and 28. August 2019

    BAGECO 15 - 15th Symposium on Bacterial Genetics and Ecology

    Lisbon, Portugal

    Deadline for abstract submission: January 31, 2019 (see link)

    Symposium Website: https://www.bageco.org/

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  • 28., 29., 30., 31. May 2019

    Biennial Meeting of the Soil Ecology Society

    Toledo, Ohio, USA

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