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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 137 (December 2020)

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IUSS Bulletin 137
IUSS Bulletin 137


IUSS Bulletin 138 – Request for contributions

All IUSS members are kindly invited to submit their contributions for our next IUSS Bulletin 138 at their earliest convenience, but no later than 17 May 2021, to iuss@umweltbundesamt.at.

We are looking forward to receiving your conference/meeting reports and reports on activities dedicated to the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) as well as any other information you would like to share with the international soil science community.

Please make sure to send high-resolution photos only together with the copyright information.

Recommended Publication

World Soil Day 2020 - New book of IUSS published

The most recent book in the IUSS book series of the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) Soil Sciences Education: Global Concepts and Teaching was published in the CATENA series GeoEcology Essays.

This book addresses readers primarily involved in teaching soils, geosciences, environment, ecosystems, art, etc., in schools, and who serve at museums, educational or extension organizations, NPOs, NGOs, etc. It’s authors provide a basic framework and a collection of good practices currently used in soil and soil sciences education to make students aware of soils and their importance.

Read more: Soil Sciences Education: Global Concepts and Teaching

Internat. Decade of Soils

IUSS – FAO – GSP children’s book contest on Soil Biodiversity

In the framework of World Soil Day (WSD) 2020, FAO, IUSS and GSP launched a scientific children’s book contest on Soil Biodiversity with the motto “Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity”. FAO, IUSS and GSP invite all those interested >>Read more

International Decade of Soils
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Call for applications for the Dan H. Yaalon Young Scientist Medal

This is an award by the IUSS Division 1: Soils in Space and Time and Commission 4.5: History, Philosophy and Sociology of Soil Science.

The Dan H. Yaalon Young Scientist Medal is awarded once every four years at the World Congress of Soil Science.  Next time will be at the >>Read more

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