Update: 08.12.2017

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 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      
  W.L. Kubiena † Austria   Boris S. Nosko Ukraine      
  L.A. Richards † USA   Ramon Rosell † Argentina      
  A.A. Rode † USSR   Alain Ruellan † France      
1974 R. Bradfield † USA   Akira Tanaka † Japan      
  G.V. Jacks † UK   Bernhard H. Tinker UK      
  Ch.E. Kellogg † USA 2004 Winfried E.H. Blum Austria      
  M.K. Kononova † USSR   Hans-Peter Blume Germany      
  A. Oudin † France   Johan Bouma Netherlands      
  F. Scheffer † Germany   Seong-Jin Cho † S. Korea      
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 Syria      
  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