In a handful of fertile soil, there are more individual organisms than the total number of human beings that have ever existed.

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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 Honorary members

Year Member   Year Member   Year Member  
1924 L. Cayeux † France 1990 G. Aubert † France 2012 Jai-Joung Kim S. Korea
  K. Glinka † USSR   E.G. Hallsworth † Australia   John M. Kimble USA
  Jos. Kopecky † Czechoslovakia   J.S. Kanwar India   Ahmet Ruhi Mermut Canada
  E. Ramann † Germany   P. Schachtschabel † Germany   Nicola Senesi Italy
  G. Murgoci † Romania   R.W. Simonson † USA   Donald L. Sparks USA
  Sir John Russell † UK   I. Szabolcs † Hungary   Robert E. White Australia
  S. Winogradski † USSR            
1927 P. Treitz † Hungary 1998 G.H. Bolt † Netherlands  2016  Roger Swift  Australia
1935 E.A. Mitscherlich † Germany   R. Dudal † Belgium    Martin H. Gerzabek  Austria
  A. d’Sigmond † Hungary   K.H. Hartge † Germany    Josef Kozak  Czech Republic
  J. Stoklasa † Czechoslovakia   M. Kutilek † Czech Rep.    Tengiz F. Urushadze  Georgia
  G. Wiegner † Switzerland   J.P. Quirk Australia    Karl Stahr  Germany
1950 A. Demolon † France   W.G. Sombroek † Netherlands    I. P. Abrol  India
  D.J. Hissink † Netherlands   K. Wada Japan    Marcello Pagliai  Italy
  W.P. Kelley † USA   D.H. Yaalon † Israel    Jae Yang  Korea
1954 S. Mattson † Sweden   S.V. Zonn † Russia    Piotr Sklodowski  Poland
  E. Truog † USA 2002 Richard W. Arnold USA    Maria Gerasimova  Russia
1956 G. Bertrand † France   Gleb V. Dobrovolsky † Russia    Jaume Bech  Spain
  E.C.J. Mohr † Netherlands   Wilford Gardner † USA    Stephen Nortcliff  United Kingdom
1960 F.A. Bear † USA   Hassa M. Hamdi † Egypt    Mary Beth Kirkham  USA
1964 J.A. Prescott † Australia   Luis A.L. Sarmiento † Colombia      
1968 F. Hardy † UK   Fiorenzo Mancini † Italy  2020  Jozef A. ‘Seppe’ Deckers    Belgium
  W.L. Kubiena † Austria   Boris S. Nosko Ukraine    Flavio Anastacio de Oliveira Camargo  Brazil
  L.A. Richards † USA   Ramon Rosell † Argentina    Rainer Horn  Germany
  A.A. Rode † USSR   Alain Ruellan † France    Carmelo Dazzi  Italy
1974 R. Bradfield † USA   Akira Tanaka † Japan    Kazuyuki Inubushi  Japan
  G.V. Jacks † UK   Bernhard H. Tinker UK    Kye-Hoon ‘John’ Kim  Korea
  Ch.E. Kellogg † USA 2004 Winfried E.H. Blum Austria    Bal Ram Singh  Norway
  M.K. Kononova † USSR   Hans-Peter Blume Germany    Pavel Krasilnikov  Russia
  A. Oudin † France   Johan Bouma Netherlands    Rosa M. Poch Claret  Spain
  F. Scheffer † Germany   Seong-Jin Cho † S. Korea    Alfred Hartemink  USA
1978 G. Barbier † France   Jan Glinski † Poland      
  V. Ignatieff † Canada   Marcel G.H. Jamagne † France      
  Y. Ishizuka † Japan   Donald R. Nielsen USA      
  L. Krolikowski † Poland   Hans V. van Baren † Netherlands      
  L. Vettori † Brazil   Larry P. Wilding† USA      
1982 Ph. Duchaufour † France 2008 Christian Feller France      
  W. Flaig † Germany   Kikuo Kumazawa Japan      
  V. Kovda † USSR   Kazutake Kyuma Japan      
  E. Mueckenhausen † Germany   John Ryan Ireland
     
  E.W. Russell † UK   Bob A. Stewart USA      
1986 H. Jenny † USA   Victor Targulian Russia      
  D. Kirkham † USA   György Varallyay † Hungary      
  S.K. Mukherjee † India   Jai Singh Pal Yadav † India      
  R. Tavernier † Belgium