Update: 05.11.2018

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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 Soils within cities – Global approaches to their sustainable management
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21st World Congress of Soil Science in Rio – Photos and proceedings

Photos from this major soil science event that was held 12-17 August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil are available on the Congress website.

The organisers are sharing the images taken at the Convention Center to remind the participants of the great time during the event and to give others insights into what happened during this wonderful week of soil science.
The Programme of the congress can be downloaded as pdf document from the WCSS website. The Proceedings of the 21st WCSS with the abstracts of the 2,256 papers, presented orally or as poster will be available for download on the 21st WCSS homepage soon.
Read more: http://www.21wcss.org/

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New book of IUSS published

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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Outcome of 2018 IUSS Presidential Election

Laura Bertha Reyes Sánchez from Mexico, current Secretary General of the Latin American Soil Science Society, received a clear majority of the votes and was the successful candidate in this election. She will take up the position of President-Elect on 1st January, 2019. >>Read more


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