Update: 21.03.2018

A handful of soil can contain billions of soil microorganisms.

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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 Bulletins

IUSS Bulletin 131IUSS Bulletin 131 (December 2017)

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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 – Selection of Mascots

21st World Congress of Soil Science Mascotes

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Congress website: https://www.21wcss.org/
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New book of IUSS published

As third book of the IUSS book series of the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) the new book “The Nexus of Soils, Plants, Animals and Human Health” was presented at the World Soil Day Conference on Dec. 5 in Brussels.

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IUSS Presidential Elections 2018 – call for nominations

The election of the next President of the IUSS is due this year.
The appointment of the President represents a total of six years commitment to the Union by serving two years each as President-Elect (2019/20), President (2021/22) and >>Read more


Upcoming Meetings

  • 26., 27., 28. March 2018

    Conference Soil-Waste-Water 2018

    Landau, Germany

    Abstract submission until February 15, 2018
    Conference website: http://www.soil-waste-water.de/


  • 27., 28., 29. March 2018

    intersol 2018

    intersol 2018: Polluted Sites and soils: A challenge for
    major urban projects!

    Call for papers (spoken presentations and Posters) – Deadline: 20. October 2017

    Conference Website