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Five tonnes of animal life can live in one hectare of soil.

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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.

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. The IUSS flyer was updated accordingly.

The latest book in the IUSS soil book series during the International Decade of Soils (2015 – 2024) Global Soil Proverbs – Cultural Language of the Soil will be presented by IUSS Secretary Sigbert Huber on 11 April, 15:45-16:15. IUSS President Elect Laura Bertha Reyes Sánchez, co-author of the chapter on proverbs in Mexico, will talk about her insights. President Takashi Kosaki will provide an outlook on the next IUSS soil book. The book can be ordered already from iuss@umweltbundesamt.at; reduced price for IUSS members: EUR 30.00 (plus shipping costs).

Read more: https://www.iuss.org/publications/soil-publications/global-soil-proverbs-cultural-language-of-the-soil/

A number of IUSS books will be for sale at the IUSS booth throughout the EGU.

Following the book presentation, from 16:15 onwards, there will be a meet and greet session with the IUSS President 2019-2020 Takashi Kosaki from Japan and IUSS President Elect 2019-2020 Laura Bertha Reyes Sánchez from Mexico.

You are welcome to visit our booth (No 55) and to join us for the book presentation or come and meet the presidents!

Book presentation: https://www.iuss.org/media/iussbookpresentationegu2019.pdf

Read more: https://www.egu2019.eu/

Download IUSS flyer https://www.iuss.org/media/iuss_flyer_v5_2019.pdf