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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.

Past officers

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ISSS-IUSS Presidents (1924-2014)

WCSS

Country

Presdient

Period

1

USA

J.G. Lipman

1924-1927

2

USSR

K. Gedroiz

1927-1930

3

UK

J. Russell

1930-1935

4

Netherlands

C.H. Edelman

1950

5

Belgium

R. Tavernier

1950-1954

6

France

A. Oudin

1954-1956

7

USA

R. Bradfield

1956-1960

8

Romania

N.C. Cernescu

1960-1964

9

Australia

E.G. Hallsworth

1964-1968

10

USSR

V.A. Kovda

1968-1974

11

Canada

C.F. Bentley

1974-1978

12

India

J.S. Kanwar

1978-1982

13

Germany

K.H. Hartge

1982-1986

14

Japan

A. Tanaka

1986-1990

15

Mexico

A.A. Santelises

1990-1994

16

France

A. Ruellan

1994-1998

17

Thailand

S. Theerawong

1998-2002

18

USA

D.L. Sparks

2002-2006

19

Australia

R.S. Swift

2006-2010

20

Korea

J.E. Yang

2010-2014

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IUSS Financial officers (2006-2010)

The Macaulay Institute

Treasurer

Jim Gauld
The Macaulay Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
UK
Tel (44 )01224 498200 ext 2002
Fax (44) 01224 208065
j.gauld@macaulay.ac.uk


Department of Soil Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Budget and Finance officer

Robin F. Harris
Department of Soil Science
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1525 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1299
USA
rfharris@wisc.edu

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IUSS Division and Commission Officers (2010-2014)

2010-2014

Division One – Soil in Space and Time

Division Chair

K. Stahr, Germany

karl.stahr@uni-hohenheim.de

1st Vice Chair

2nd Vice Chair

S-Y. Hong , Korea

K-R. Kim, Korea

syhong67@korea.kr

kimkr419@korea.kr

1.1 Soil Morphology and Micromorphology

Chair

R.M. Poch, Spain

rosa.poch@macs.udl.cat

Vice Chair

M. Gerard, France

Martine.Gerard@impmc.jussieu.fr

1.2 Soil Geography

Chair

R. Jahn, Germany

reinhold.jahn@landw.uni-halle.de

Vice Chair

A. Faz Cano, Spain

angel.fazcano@upct.es

1.3 Soil Genesis

Chair

G.L. Zhang, China

glzhang@issas.ac.cn

Vice Chair

Z. Zagorski, Poland

zagorski@delta.sggw.waw.pl

1.4 Soil Classification

Chair

J. Galbraith, USA

ttcf@vt.edu

Vice Chair

P. Krasilnikov, Russia

pavel.krasilnikov@gmail.com

1.5 Pedometrics

Chair

A-Xing Zhu, USA

azhu@wisc.edu

Vice Chair

Dick Brus, Netherlands

Dick.Brus@wur.nl

1.6 Palaeopedology

Chair

D. Sauer, Germany

d-sauer@uni-hohenheim.de

   

Vice Chair

S. Sedov, Mexico

sergey@geologia.unam.mx

Division Two – Properties and Processes

Division Chair

M. Gerzabek, Austria

martin.gerzabek@boku.ac.at

1st Vice Chair

2nd Vice Chair

P-J. Kim, Korea

Y-S. Ok, Korea

pjkim@gnu.ac.kr

soilok@kangwon.ac.kr

2.1 Soil Physics

Chair

D. Or, Switzerland

dani.or@env.ethz.ch

Vice Chair

Bin Zhang, China

bzhang@issas.ac.cn

2.2 Soil Chemistry

Chair

J. Chorover, USA

chorover@cals.arizona.edu

Vice-Chair

T. Miano, Italy

miano@agr.uniba.it

2.3 Soil Biology

Chair

K. Inubushi, Japan

inubushi@faculty.chiba-u.ac.jp

Vice-Chair

F. Kandeler, Germany

ellen.kandeler@uni-hohenheim.de

2.4 Soil Mineralogy

Chair

D. Hesterberg, USA

dean_hesterberg@ncsu.edu

Vice-Chair

B. Singh, Australia

balwant.singh@sydney.edu.au

2.5 Soil Interfacial Reactions

Chair

A. Violante, Italy

violante@unina.it

Vice-Chair

S. Staunton, France

staunton@ensam.inra.fr

Division Three – Soil Use and Management

Division Chair

R. Horn, Germany

rhorn@soils.uni-kiel.de

1st Vice Chair

2nd Vice Chair

M. Park, Korea

S-C. Kim, Korea

manpark@knu.ac.kr

sckim@cnu.ac.kr

3.1 Soil Evaluation and Land Use Planning

Chair

S. Mantel, Netherlands

Stephan.Mantel@wur.nl

Vice Chair

G. Toth, Hungary

gergely.toth@jrc.it

3.2 Soil and Water Conservation

Chair

E. Cammeraat, Netherlands

L.H.Cammeraat@uva.nl

Vice Chair

B. Lennartz, Germany

bernd.lennartz@uni-rostock.de

3.3 Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

Chair

A. Garcia-Ocampo, Colombia

sccsueloagarcia@uniweb.net.co

Vice Chair

B. Singh, India

BijaySingh20@hotmail.com

3.4 Soil Engineering and Technology

Chair

John Kim Key-Hoon , Korea

johnkim@uos.ac.kr

Vice Chair

S. Melchior, Germany

melchior@mplusw.de

3.5 Soil degradation control, remediation, reclamation

Chair

P. Gicheru, Kenya

cdnarl@iconnect.co.ke

Vice Chair

T. Kosaki, Japan

kosakit@kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp

3.6 Salt-Affected Soils

Chair

D. Suarez

Donald.Suarez@ars.usda.gov

Vice Chair

T. Toth

tibor.toth@jrc.ec.europa.eu

Division Four - The Role of Soils in Sustaining Society & the Environment

Division Chair

C. Rice, USA

cwrice@ksu.edu

1st Vice Chair

2nd Vice Chair

J-J. Kim, Korea

C-O. Hong, Korea

jjkim@chungbuk.ac.kr

soilchem@pusan.ac.kr

4.1 Soils and the Environment

Chair

M. Aulakh, India

msaulakh2004@yahoo.co.in

Vice Chair

I. Vogeler, New Zealand

iris.vogeler@agresearch.co.nz

4.2 Soils, Food Security and Human Health

Chair

I. Pepper, USA

ipepper@ag.arizona.edu

Vice Chair

Y-G. Zhu, China

ygzhu@rcees.ac.cn

4.3 Soils and Land Use Change

Chair

R. Hatano, Japan

hatano@chem.agr.hokudai.ac.jp

Vice Chair

M.H. Roozitalab, Iran

roozitalab@dpimail.net

4.4 Soil Education and Public Awareness

Chair

S. Cattle Australia

s.cattle@usyd.edu.au

Vice Chair

J. Wang, China

wangjg@cau.edu.cn

4.5 History, Philosophy and Sociology of Soil Science

Chair

J. Churchman, Australia

jock.churchman@adelaide.edu.au

Vice-Chair

E. Landa, USA

erlanda@usgs.gov

 

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IUSS Division & Commission officers (2006-2010)

The scientific activities of IUSS are undertaken through 4 Divisions and each Division has 4 to 6 Commissions.
If you have information please send it to alfred.hartemink@wur.nl

Divison 1 - Soil in Space and Time

 

Division Chair

 

A. Mermut
University of Saskatchewan
Department of Soil Science
Saskatoon Sask. S7N 5A8
Canada

Mermut@skyway.usask.ca

 

Vice Chair

A.McBratney
Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Room 304, McMillan Building
A03 - Ross Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006
Australia

Alex.McBratney@usyd.edu.au

     

1.1

Soil Morphology and micromorphology

 

Chair

B. Buck
Dept. Geoscience
University of Nevada
Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas NV 89154-4010
USA

buckb@unlv.nevada.edu

 

Vice Chair

R. Poch
Medi Ambient i Ciències del Sòl
Universitat de Lleida
Av Rovira Roure 191
Lleida 25198
Catalunya
Spain

rosa.poch@macs.udl.es

1.2

Soil Geography

 

Chair

D. Miller
Earth and Environmental Systems
Institute, The Pennsylvania State University
2217 Earth-Engineering Science Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
USA

miller@essc.psu.edu

 

Vice Chair

C. Bini
Dipartimento di Scienze Ambientali, Università di Venezia,
Italy

bini@unive.it

1.3

Soil Genesis

 
 

Chair

J. Bell
University of Minnesota
570 Borlaug Hall
1991 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul MN 55108
USA

jaybell@umn.edu

 

Vice Chair

Sergey V. Goryachkin
Institute of Geography
Russian Academy of Sciences
Staromonetnyi per., 29
119017,
Moscow
Russia

sergey.gor@mail.ru

1.4

Soil Classification

 

Chair

R. Ahrens
USDA-NRCS-NSSC
Federal Building, Room 152,
100 Centennial Mall North
Lincoln, NE 68508-3866
USA

bob.ahrens@lin.usda.gov

 

Vice Chair

E. Micheli
Szent Istvan University
Pater K.1.
H - 2100 Godollo
Hungary

Micheli.Erika@mkk.szie.hu

1.5

Pedometrics

 

Chair

M. Lark
Environmetrics Group
Biomathematics and Bioinformatics Division Rothamsted Research Harpenden Hertfordshire
AL5 2JQ
United Kingdom

murray.lark@bbsrc.ac.uk

 

Vice Chair

B. Minasny
Faculty of Agriculture,
Food & Natural Resources
JRA McMillan Building A05
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006
Australia

b.minasny@usyd.edu.au

1.6

Paleopedology

 

Chair

E. Costantini
Istituto Sperimentale per lo Studio e la Difesa del Suolo,
P.zza D'Azeglio 30,
50139 Firenze
Italy

costantini@issds.it

 

Vice Chair

A. Makeev
Soil Institute of the Faculty of Soil Science,
MSU,
Moscow,
Russia

makeev@fadr.msu.ru
 

Division 2 - Soil Properties and Processes

  Division Chair

R. Kretzschmar
Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics
Department of Environmental Sciences
ETH Zentrum CHN F29.2, CH-8092 Zurich
Switzerland

kretzschmar@env.ethz.ch
 

Vice Chair

C. Smith
CSIRO Land and Water
GPO Box 1666
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

Chris.J.Smith@csiro.au

2.1

Soil Physics

 

Chair

P. Hallett
Scottish Crop Research Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee, DD2 5DA
Scotland
United Kingdom

paul.hallett@scri.ac.uk

 

Vice Chair

L. R. Ahuja
Agricultural Systems Research Unit Natural Resources Research Center
2150 Centre Avenue,
Building D,
Suite 200 Fort Collins,
CO 80526-8119
970-492-731
USA

laj.ahuja@ars.usda.gov

2.2

Soil Chemistry

 

Chair

M. Gerzabek
Institute of Soil Research Peter-Jordan-Strasse
82 University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)
Austria

martin.gerzabek@boku.ac.at

 

Vice Chair

T. M. Miano
Dept. Agroforestal and Environmental Biology and Chemistry
University of Bari
Italy

miano@agr.uniba.it

2.3

Soil Biology

 

Chair

P. Nannipieri
Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition.
University of Firenze
Firenze
Italy

paolo.nannipieri@unifi.it

 

Vice Chair

H. Shindo
Faculty of Agriculture
Yamaguchi University,
Yamaguchi
753-8515
Japan

shindo@yamaguchi-u.ac.jp

2.4

Soil Mineralogy

 

Chair

J. Churchman
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
The University of Adelaide
Australia

jock.churchman@adelaide.edu.au

 

Vice Chair

E. Barberis
University of Torino
Torino
Italy

elisabetta.barberis@unito.it

2.5

Soil chemical, physical and biological interfacial reactions

 

Chair

J. Berthelin
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
UMR 7137 du CNRS, UHP Nancy 1, Faculte des Siences
Domaine Victor Grignard
B.P. 239
F 54506 Vandoeuvre les Nancy Cedex
France

jacques.berthelin@limos.uhp-nancy.fr
 

Vice Chair

R.G. Burns
School of Land and Food Sciences
University of Queensland, Brisbane,
Queensland 4072
Australia

r.burns@uq.edu.au

Division 3 - Soil Use and Management

 

Division Chair

 

W. Burghardt
Universität Duisburg - Essen
Universitätsstr. 5
45117 Essen
Germany
Tel. 0201-183-3754
Germany

wolfgang.burghardt@uni-essen.de

 

Vice Chair

M. McLaughlin
Prescott Building, Room 409
CSIRO Land and Water
PMB 2
Glen Osmond SA 5064
Australia

Mike.McLaughlin@adl.clw.csiro.au

3.1

Soil Evaluation and Land Use Planning

 

Chair

R. Ralisch
Universidade Estadual de Londrina
Londrina, Paraná
Brazil

ralisch@uel.br

 

Vice Chair

S. Hoeke
University of Applied Soil Science
Department of Agriculture and Landscape Planning
P.O.Box 1940 Oldenburger Landstraße 24
49009 Osnabrueck
Germany

s.hoeke@fh-osnabrueck.de

3.2

Soil and Water Conservation

 

Chair

D. Stott
Soil Microbiology / Biochemistry
USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory
275 S. Russell Street
West Lafayette IN 47907-2
USA

destott@purdue.edu

 

Vice Chair

Y-S Jung
Kangwon National Univ., Chuncheon, 200-701
Korea

jungys7@kangwon.ac.kr

or

soilskorea@hanmail.net

3.3

Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition

 

Chair

J. Ryan
ICARDA
PO Box 5466, Aleppo, 5466
Syria

j.ryan@cgiar.org

 

Vice Chair

Richard W. Bell
Professor in Sustainable Land Management,
School of Environmental Science,
Murdoch University, 90 South St,
Murdoch WA 6150
Australia

R.Bell@Murdoch.edu.au

3.4

Soil Engineering and Technology

 

Chair

Key-Hoon John Kim
University of Seoul
Dept. of Environmental Horticulture 90 Chonnong-dong
Tongdaemun-gu-130-743
Seoul
Korea

johnkim@uos.ac.kr

 

Vice Chair

M. Brar
Dpt. of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
Punjab, 141004
India

brarms@yahoo.co.in

or

brarms@rediffmail.com

3.5

Soil Degradation Control, Remediation, and Reclamation

 

Chair

R. Naidu
Australian Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment & Remediation
SPRI Building, Room: W2-34
Mawson Lakes Boulevard
Mawson Lakes
South Australia

ravi.naidu@unisa.edu.au

 

Vice Chair

N.S. Bolan
Institute of Natural Resources ,
Massey University Palmerston North,
New Zealand

N.S.Bolan@massey.ac.nz

Division 4 - The Role of Soils in Sustaining Society and the Environment

 

Division Chair

 

L. Abbott
Faculty of Natural & Agricultural Sciences
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley WA 6009
Australia

labbott@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

 

Vice Chair

R. White
Soil Science Group
Faculty of Land and Food Resources
The University of Melbourne
Victoria, Australia 3010
Australia

robertew@unimelb.edu.au

4.1

Soils and the Environment

 

Chair

B. Clothier
Sustainable Land Use Group
HortResearch
Private Bag 11-030
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand

bclothier@hortresearch.co.nz
 

Vice Chair

I. Vogeler
Sustainable Land Use Group
HortResearch
Private Bag 11-030
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand

ivogeler@hortresearch.co.nz

4.2

Soils, Food Security, and Human Health

 

Chair

C. Rice
Kansas State University
2004 Throckmorton Plant Sciences Center
Department of Agronomy
Manhattan, KS 66506-5501
USA

cwrice@ksu.edu

 

Vice Chair

M.B. Kirkham
Department of Agronomy
Throckmorton Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas 66506-55010
USA

mbk@ksu.edu

4.3

Soils and Land Use Change

 

Chair

L. Condron
Agriculture and Life Sciences Division
Department of Soil Science
Post Office Box 84
Lincoln University
Canterbury
New Zealand

Condronl@lincoln.ac.nz
 

Vice Chair

I. Salcedo
Dep. Energia Nuclear
Laboratorio de Radioagronomia
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
50740-540 Recife-PE
Brazil

salcedo@ufpe.br

4.4

Soil Education and Public Awareness

 

Chair

R. Weil
Dept. of Environmental Science & Technology
University of Maryland
College Park, Md 20742
USA

rweil@umd.edu
 

Vice Chair

P. Drohan
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
452 ASI Building
University Park, PA 16802-3504
USA

patdrohan@psu.edu

4.5

History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Soil Science

 

Chair

E. Landa
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Mail Stop 430
Reston VA 20192
USA

erlanda@usgs.gov
 

Vice Chair

C. Feller
IRD, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement
BP 434
101 Antananrivo
Madagascar

 

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IUSS Working Groups officers (2006-2010)

The scientific activities of IUSS are undertaken through Divisions, Commissions and Working Groups. Here are the contact details of the Working Groups officers.

Updated May 2014

Acide Sulphate Soils

Chair  

Leigh Sullivan
Southern Cross University
Australia

l.sullivan@federation.edu.au

Vice Chair

Peter Österholm
Abo University
Finland

posterho@abo.fi

Cryosols

  

Chair  

Megan Balks
Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of Waikato, New Zealand

m.balks@waikato.ac.nz

Vice Chair

 

 

Digital Soil Mapping

 

www.digitalsoilmapping.org

 

Chair 

Mogens Greve
Aarhus University
Denmark

mogensh.greve@agrsci.dk

Vice Chair

 

 

 Digital Soil Morphometrics

 

www.digitalsoilmorphometrics.org

 

Chair

Alfred Hartemink
University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

hartemink@wisc.edu

Forest soils

Chair  

Zhihong Xu
Griffith University, Australia

zhihong.xu@griffith.edu.au 

Vice Chair

Chris Johnson
Syracuse University, USA

cejohns@mailbox.syr.edu

Global Soil Change

Chair

Dan Richter
Duke University, USA

drichter@duke.edu

Vice Chair

Susan Andrews
USDA, USA

Susan.andrews@lin.usda.gov

     

Heritage Soils

Chair

David Dent

dentsinengland@hotmail.com

Vice Chair 

Boris Boincean
Republic of Moldova

 
     

Hydropedology

Chair

Henry Lin
Pennsylvania State University, USA.

hul3@psu.edu

Vice Chair 

Hans-Jörg Vogel
Helmhotz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Germany.

hans-joerg.vogel@ufz.de

 

   

Land Degradation

Chair  

Bal Ram Singh
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences,
Agricultural University of Norway, Ås,
Norway

balram.singh@ipm.nlh.no

Vice Chair

Rattan Lal
Carbon Management and Sequestration Center
School of Natural Resources, OSU, Columbus
USA

lal.1@osu.edu

     

Modelling of Soil and Landscape Evolution

 

http://soillandscape.org/

 

Chair

Peter Finke
University of Ghent, Belgium

Peter.Finke@UGent.be

Vice Chair

Tom Vanwalleghem
University of Cordoba, Spain

ag2vavat@uco.es

     

Paddy Soils

Chair

Ho Ando
Japan

handou@tds1.tr.yamagata-u.ac.jp

Vice Chair

Stephan Haefele

s.haefele@cgiar.org

     

Proximal soil sensing

 

 

Chair  

Marc Van Meirvenne
University of Gent, Belgium

marc.vanmeirvenne@ugent.be

Vice Chair

Robin Gebbers
Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering, Postdam, Germany

rgebbers@atb-potsdam.de

 

   

Soil monitoring

Chair

Dominique Arrouays
INRA- Orleans
France

Dominique.Arrouays@orleans.inra.fr

Vice Chair

Ben Marchant
British Geological Survey
UK

benmarch@bgs.ac.uk

 

Soil Information Standards

 

www.soilinformationstandards.org

 

Chair

Peter Wilson
CSIRO Land and Water, Australia

peter.wilson@csiro.au

Vice Chair

Rainer Baritz
BGR, Germany

Rainer.Baritz@bgr.de

 

   

Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas (SUITMA)

  

 

Website link

 

Chair  

Jean Louis  Morel
ENSAIA - INRA, Nancy
France

Jean-Louis.Morel@ensaia.inpl-nancy.fr

Vice Chair

Ganlin Zhang
Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Science,
China

glzhang@issas.ac.cn

 

   

Universal Soil Classification System

 

http://clic.cses.vt.edu/IUSS1.4/

 

Chair  

Jon Hempel
USDA-NRCS, USA

jon.hempel@lin.usda.gov

Vice Chair

Luca Montanarells
EU-JRC, Ispra, Italy

luca.montanarella@jrc.ec.europa.eu

 

   

World Reference Base

 

http://www.fao.org/nr/land/soils/soil/en/

 

Chair  

Peter Schad
Lehrstuhl für Bodenkunde
Technische Universität München D-85350 Freising
Germany

schad@wzw.tum.de

Vice Chair

Cornie Van Huyssteen
South Africa

vhuystcufs.ac.za

 

 

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IUSS Bureau officers (2006-2010)

Faculty of Natural Resources
Agriculture and Veterinary Sc
Univ. of Queensland

President

Prof. Roger Swift
Executive Dean
Craigiebuckler
Faculty of Natural Resources
Agriculture and Veterinary Sc
Univ. of Queensland
Email: deannravs@uq.edu.au

School of Land and Food Sciences
University of Queensland, St Lucia
Australia

Vice-President

Prof. Neal Menzies
School of Land and Food Sciences
University of Queensland, St Lucia
Australia
Email: n.menzies@uq.edu.au

Department of Soil Science
The University of Reading

Secretary-General

Prof. Stephen Nortcliff
Department of Soil Science
The University of Reading
PO Box 233 Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6DW
United Kingdom
44 (0) 118378 6559 phone
44 (0) 118378 6666 fax
Email: iuss@reading.ac.uk

ISRIC - World Soil Information
P.O. Box 353
6700 AJ Wageningen
The Netherlands

Deputy Secretary-General

Dr. Alfred E. Hartemink
ISRIC – World Soil Information
P.O. Box 353
6700 AJ Wageningen
The Netherlands
phone 31 (0) 317 471713
fax(0) 317 471700
Email: Alfred.Hartemink@wur.nl
Homepage

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IUSS Bureau officers (2002-2006)

Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Delaware

President

Prof. Donald L. Sparks
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19717-1303
(302) 831-8153 phone
(302) 831-0605 fax
Email: dlsparks@udel.edu

Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University

Vice-President

Prof. Gary W. Petersen
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
116 Agricultural Sciences and Industries Building
University Park, PA 16802-3504
(814) 865-1540 phone
(814) 863-7043 fax
Email: gwp2@psu.edu

Department of Soil Science
The University of Reading

Secretary-General

Prof. Stephen Nortcliff
Department of Soil Science
The University of Reading
PO Box 233 Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6DW
United Kingdom
44 (0) 118378 6559 phone
44 (0) 118378 6666 fax
Email: iuss@reading.ac.uk

ISRIC - World Soil Information
P.O. Box 353
6700 AJ Wageningen
The Netherlands

Deputy Secretary-General

Dr. Alfred E. Hartemink
ISRIC – World Soil Information
P.O. Box 353
6700 AJ Wageningen
The Netherlands
phone 31 (0) 317 471713
fax(0) 317 471700
Email: Alfred.Hartemink@wur.nl

The Macaulay Institute

Treasurer

Dr. J H Gauld
The Macaulay Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
UK
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IUSS Division & Commission officers (2002-2006)

The scientific activities of IUSS are undertaken through 4 Divisions and each Division has 4 to 5 Commissions. The Divisions and Commissions are headed by a chairperson and two vice-chairs. An overview of the Divisions, Commissions and officers with their e-mail addresses is given below.

Division 1 - Soil in Space and Time

Chairperson:

Ahmet MERMUT, Dept. of Soil Science, Fac. of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask., S7N 5A8, Canada; Fax:+1-966-6881; mermut@pedology.net

Vice-Chair:

Michael J. SINGER, 1 Shields Ave., University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA; mjsinger@ucdavis.edu

2nd Vice-Chair:

Mary E. COLLINS, Soil and Water Science Department, 2169 McCarty Hall, Box 110290, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA. Fax: +1-352-392-3902 ; mec@ifas.ufl.edu

COMMISSION 1.1 - Soil morphology and micromorphology

Chairperson:

Geoff HUMPHREYS, Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia; Fax: +612-9850-8420; ghumphre@els.mq.edu.au

Vice-Chair:

Alexander TSATSKIN, University of Haifa, Dpt. of Archaeology, Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel, tsatskin@research.haifa.ac.il

2nd Vice-Chair:

Brenda BUCK, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89154-4010,USA; +1-702-895-4064; buckb@unlv.edu

COMMISSION 1.2 - Soil geography

Chairperson:

Reinhold JAHN, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, University Halle-Wittenberg, Weidenplan 14, 06108 Halle/Saale, Germany; Fax: (+49) 345-5522530/31; jahn@landw.uni-halle.de

Vice-Chair:

Jaime BECH, Fac. of Biology, Univ. of Bacelona, Avda. Diagonal, 645, Barcelona, 8028, Spain; Fax: +34-93-411-2842; jabechbo@porthos.bio.ub.es

2nd Vice-Chair:

Victor B. ASIO, Soil Science Section, Leyte State University, Baybay, Leyte 6521-A, Philippines; Fax: +63-53-335-2652; vbasio_ph@yahoo.com

COMMISSION 1.3 - Soil genesis

Chairperson:

Victor TARGULIAN, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, 29, Staromonetny per., 109017, Moscow, Russia; targul@centro.ru

Vice-Chair:

Ganlin ZHANG, Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 821, Nanjing 21008, P. R. China; glzhang@issas.ac.cn

2nd Vice-Chair:

Angel FAZ CANO, Dtp. de Producción Agraria, Univ. Politécnica, Paseo Alfonso XIII, 52, 30203 Cartagena, Murcia, Spain; Fax: +34-968-325435; angel.fazcano@upct.es

COMMISSION 1.4 - Soil classification

Chairperson:

Robert AHRENS, Director, NSSC, USDA-NRCS, 100 Centennial Mall North, Fed. Bldg., Room 152, Lincoln, Nebr. 68508-3866, USA; Fax: +1-402-437-5336; bob.ahrens@nsscnt.nssc.nrcs.nrcs.usda.gov

Vice-Chair:

Susana PAZOS, Fac. de Agronomía, UNCPBA, CC47, Azul, 7300, Fax: +54-2281-433-291; Argentina; spazos@faa.unicen.edu.ar

2nd Vice-Chair:

Seppe DECKERS, Catholic University Leuven, Inst. for Land and Water Management, Vital Decosterstr. 102, 3000 Leuven, Belgium; Fax: +32-16-32-97-60; seppe.deckers@agr.kuleuven.ac.be

COMMISSION 1.5 – Pedometrics (New April 2004 – officers are interim)

Chairperson:

Gerard HEUVELINK, ALTERRA, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands gerard.heuvelink@wur.nl

Vice-Chair:

Sabine GRUNWALD, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida, 2169 McCarty Hall, P.O. Box 110290, Gainesville, Florida, USA, SGrunwald@mail.ifas.ufl.edu

2nd Vice-Chair:

To be elected

COMMISSION 1.6. – Paleopedology (New April 2004 – officers are interim)

Chairperson:

Edoardo A.C. COSTAMTINI, Experimental Institute for Soil Study and Conservation, Piazza M. D'Azeglio 30, 50121 Firenze, Italy; Fax: +39-055-241485; costantini@issds.it

Vice-Chair:

Alexander O. MAKEEV, MSU-RAS Soil Institute, Science Park of Moscow University, building 1, Vorobyovy Goru, 119899, Moscow, Russia, Fax: +7 095 930 8963; makeev@fadr.msu.ru

2nd Vice-Chair:

Francesco MALUCELLI, Geological Seismic and Soil Survey - Emilia-Romagna Region Italy, Viale Silvani, 4/3, 40122 Bologna, Italy

Division 2 - Soil properties and processes

Chairperson:

Nicola SENESI, Istituto di Chimica Agraria, University of Bari, Via Amendola 165/A, Bari 70126, Italy; Fax: +39-80-544-28-13; senesi@agr.uniba.it

Vice-Chair:

Jim M. TIEDJE, Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI 48824-1325; Fax: +1-517-353-2917, USA; tiedjej@pilot.msu.edu

2nd Vice-Chair:

D. Keith CASSEL, Department of Soil Science, North Carolina State University, Box 7619, Raleigh, NC 27695-762, USA Keith_Cassel@NCSU.edu

COMMISSION 2.1 - Soil physics

Chairperson:

Marcello PAGLIAI, Istituto Sperimentale per lo Studio e la Difesa del Suolo, Piazza M. D'Azeglio 30, 50121 Firenze, Italy, Fax: +39(0)55241485; pagliai@issds.it

Vice-Chair:

Donald GABRIELS, Univ. of Gent, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Gent, Belgium; Fax: +32-92-6462-47; donald.gabriels@rug.ac.be

2nd Vice-Chair:

Gujja N. MAGESAN, Forest Research, Sala Str. P.B. 3020, Rotorua, New Zealand; Fax: +64-7-348-0952; gujja.magesan@forestresearch.co.nz

COMMISSION 2.2 - Soil chemistry

Chairperson:

Alessandro PICCOLO, Universita degli Studi di Napoli "Federico II", Facolta di Agraria, Dipartimento di Scienze Chimico-Agrarie, Via Universita 100, 80055 Portici NA, Italy; Fax: (+39) 081 775 51 30; alpiccol@unina.it

Vice-Chair:

Martin GERZABEK, University of Natural Respources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, Inst. Soil Research, A-1190 Vienna, Peter-Jordan-Strasse 82, Fax. +43-1-47654-3130, martin.gerzabek@boku.ac.at

2nd Vice-Chair:

Peter BUURMAN, Soil Science and Geology WU, P.O.Box 37, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands; Fax: 31-317-482419; peter.buurman@wur.nl

COMMISSION 2.3 - Soil biology

Chairperson:

Vadakattu GUPTA, CSIRO Land and Water, PMB No. 2, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, Australia, Fax: +61-8-8303-8550; gupta.vadakattu@csiro.au

Vice-Chair:

Kazuyuki INUBUSHI, Fac. of Horticulture, Chiba Univ., Matsudo 648, Matsudo, Chiba, 271-8510, Fax: +81-473-088720; Japan; inubushi@midori.h.chiba-u.ac.jp

2nd Vice-Chair:

Richard DICK, Oregon State Univ. Dept. of Crop and Soil Science, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA; Fax: +1-541-737-5725; richard.dick@orst.edu

COMMISSION 2.4 - Soil mineralogy

Chairperson:

Rob FITZPATRICK, CSIRO Land and Water, PMB No. 2, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, Australia, Fax: +61-8-8303-8550; rob.fitzpatrick@csiro.au

Vice-Chair:

Carolyn OLSON, USDA-NRCS, 100 Centennial Mall, Lincoln, NE, 68503, USA; Fax: +1-402-437-5336; carolyn.olson@nssc.nrcs.usda.gov

2nd Vice-Chair:

Eleonora BONIFACIO, Università de Torino, DIVAPRA Chimica Agraria, via Leonardo da Vinci 44, 10095 Grugliasco, Italy; Fax: +39-011-4031819; eleonora.bonifacio@unito.it

COMMISSION 2.5 - Soil interfacial reactions (New April 2004)

Chairperson:

To be elected

Vice-Chair:

To be elected

2nd Vice-Chair:

To be elected

Division 3 - Soil Use and Management

Chairperson:

Wolfgang BURGHARDT, Univ. GH Essen, Inst. of Ecology, Universitätsstr.5, 45117 Essen, Germany; Fax: +49(0)201-183-2390; wolfgang.burghardt@uni-essen.de

Vice-Chair:

John HAVLIN, Dept. of Soil Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA; Tel.: +1-919-513-4411; john_havlin@ncsu.edu

2nd Vice-Chair:

Diane STOTT, USDA-ARS National Soil Erosion Res. Lab, 1196 Soil Building, 275 S. Russell Street, West Lafayette IN 47907-2077, USA; Fax:+1-765-494-5978; destott@purdue.edu

COMMISSION 3.1 - Soil evaluation and land use planning

Chairperson:

Ricardo RALISCH, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina PR., 86051-990, Brazil; Fax: +55-43-3714079; ralisch@uel.br

Vice-Chair:

Lamourdia THIOMBIANO, Association Ouest et Centre Africaine de la Science du Sol (AOCASS) 06 B.P.9046, Ouagadougou 06, Burkina Faso; Lamourdth@yahoo.fr

2nd Vice-Chair:

Miguel Angel AYARZA, CIAT-LADERAS, Honduras, Apartado 1410, Edificio Palmira, Frente a Hotel Honduras Maya, 2do. piso, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. ciathill@cablecolor.hn

COMMISSION 3.2 - Soil and water conservation

Chairperson:

Don SUAREZ, George E. Brown Jr. Salinity Lab., 450 W. Big Springs Road, Riverside, CA, 92507-4617, USA; Fax: +1-909-342-4962; dsuarez@ussl.ars.usda.gov

Vice-Chair:

Yeong-Sang JUNG, Div. of Biological Environ., College of Agric. and Life Sciences, Kangwon National Univ., Chuncheon, 200-701, Korea; Fax: +82-332-422-6640; jungys7@kangwon.ac.kr

2nd Vice-Chair:

Matilde Somarribe-CHANG, Esso El GueGuense 3 cudras al sur, Managua, Nicaragua. Fax +505 2 33 14 39. Matilde.Somarriba@una.edu.ni

COMMISSION 3.3 - Soil fertility and plant nutrition

Chairperson:

John RYAN, ICARDA, PO Box 5466, Aleppo, 5466, Syria; Fax: +96-321-222-5105; j.ryan@cgiar.org

Vice-Chair:

Alvaro GARCIA-OCAMPO, Escuela de Graduados, National University of Colombia, A. Aereo 237, Palmira, Valle del Cauca, Colombia; Fax. +57-2-2717055; agarcia@palmira.unal.edu.co

2nd Vice-Chair:

Cheryl PALM, USA, cpalm@iri.columbia.edu

COMMISSION 3.4 - Soil engineering and technology

Chairperson:

Rainer HORN, Institute of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Christian Albrechts University, Olshausenstr. 40, 24118 Kiel, Germany; Fax: +49-431-880-2940; rhorn@soils.uni-kiel.de

Vice-Chair:

Mukand BRAR, Dpt. of Soils, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, 141004, India; Fax: +91-161-400945; brarms@yahoo.com

2nd Vice-Chair:

Bin ZHANG, Inst. of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 71, Beijing Road East, Nanjing, 210008, P. R. China; Fax: +86-25-3353590; jmzhou@issas.ac.cn or xydong@issas.ac.cn

COMMISSION 3.5 - Soil degradation control, remediation and reclamation

Chairperson:

Ravi NAIDU, Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation, UniSA, W2-34 SPRI Building, Mawson Lakes Boulevard, Mawson Lakes SA 5095, Australia , Fax: +618 8302 3057; Ravi.Naidu@unisa.edu.au

Vice-Chair:

Tibor TOTH, MTA TAKI, Pf. 35, 1525 Budapest, Hungary; Fax: +36-1-212-1891; tibor@rissac.hu

2nd Vice-Chair:

Yongguan Zhu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Division 4 - The Role of Soils in Sustaining Society and the Environment

Chairperson:

Emmanuel FROSSARD, Institute of Plant Sciences, ETH, Eschikon Research Station, Postfach 185, Eschikon 33 83, CH-8315 Lindau, Switzerland, Fax: +41(0)52-354-9119; emmanuel.frossard@ipw.agrl.ethz.ch

Vice-Chair:

Tom SIMS, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA; jtsims@udel.edu

2nd Vice-Chair:

Domy ADRIANO, The University of Georgia, Savanna River Ecology Lab, Drawer, E, Aiken, SC 29808, USA Adriano@srel.edu

COMMISSION 4.1 - Soils and the environment

Chairperson:

Lars BERGSTROM, Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sci., Box 7072, Uppsala, 750 07, Sweden; Fax: +46-18-673430; lars.bergstrom@mv.slu.se

Vice-Chair:

Peter KLEINMAN, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA 16802-3702, USA; Fax: +1-814-865-2058, pjk9@psu.edu

2nd Vice-Chair:

Michel ROBERT, MAE/DEEEE, Service de la Recherce et de la Prospective, 20 av. de Ségur, 75302 Paris 07 SP, Fax: +33-1-42-19-17-71; michel.robert@environnement.gouv.fr

COMMISSION 4.2 - Soils, food security, and human health

Chairperson:

Charles RICE, Dept. of Agronomy, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-5501, USA; Tel.: +1-785-532-7217; cwrice@ksu.edu

Vice-Chair:

Josef KOZAK, Czech University of Agriculture, 165 21 Prague, Czech Republic; Fax: +42(0)22-0921-644; kozak@af.czu.cz

2nd Vice-Chair:

Mary Beth KIRKHAM, Dept. of Agronomy, Throckmorton Hall, Kansas State University, Manhatan, Kansas 66506-5501, USA; Fax: +1-785-532-6094; mbk@ksu.edu

COMMISSION 4.3 - Soils and land use change

Chairperson:

Andrew SHARPLEY, USDA-ARS, Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, Curtin Road, University Park, PA 16802-3702, USA; Fax: +1-814-865-2058; ans3@psu.edu

Vice-Chair:

Deanna Lynn OSMOND, Dept. of Soil Science, North Carolina State University, P.O. Box 7619, Raleigh, NC, 27695-7619, USA; Tel.: +1-919-515-7303; deanna_osmond@ncsu.edu

2nd Vice-Chair:

Dr. Louis V. VERCHOT, Ecosystem Processes and Management, ICRAF World Agroforestry Centre, United Nations Avenue, P.O. Box 30677-00100, Nairobi, Kenya; Fax: +254-2-524001; l.verchot@cgiar.org

COMMISSION 4.4 - Soil education and public awareness

Chairperson:

Mireille DOSSO, CNEARC, B.P. 5098, 1101 Av. Agropolis, 34033 Montpellier, France; Fax: +33-46741-0232; dosso@cnearc.fr

Vice-Chair:

Pam HAZELTON, Univ. of Technology, Sydney, Fac. of Engineering, Building 2, Level 5, Broadway, 2007, Australia; Fax: +61-295-142-633; p.hazelton@uts.edu.au

2nd Vice-Chair:

Rabah LAHMAR, The Soil Campaign, FPH, 38, rue Saint Sabin, 75011 Paris, France; Fax: + 33 1 43 14 75 99; rabah@alliance21.org

COMMISSION 4.5 - History, philosophy, and sociology of soil science

Chairperson:

Benno WARKENTIN,Dept. of Crop and Soil Science, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR, 97331, USA, Fax: +1-541-737-5725; benno.warkentin@orst.edu

Vice-Chair:

Dan YAALON, Institute of Earth Sciences, Givat Ram Campus, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel, Fax: +97-225-662-581; yaalon@vms.huji.ac.il

2nd Vice-Chair:

Hans VAN BAREN, ISRIC - World Soil Information, P.O.Box 353, 6700 AJ Wageningen, The Netherlands; Fax.: +31-317-47-1700; hans.vanbaren@wur.nl

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IUSS Standing Committee officers (2002-2006)

Committee on awards and prizes

Chair:

Winfried E.H. Blum,
University of Natural Resources,
and Applied, Life Sciences (BOKU),
Vienna
herma.exner@boku.ac.at
       

Members:

H.P. Blume, Germany
G. Varallyay, Hungary
S. Goryachkin, Russia,
L. Abbott, Australia

Committee on budget and finances

Chair:

Robin F. Harris
Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1525 Observatory
Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1299, USA
rfharris@wisc.edu

Members:

L.M. Netto, Brazil
J. Herrero, Spain
N. Pasricha, India
Shixuezheg, China
D.Smiles, Australia
L. Thiombiano
Burkina Faso
J.GAULD (ex officio)
S. Nortcliff (ex officio)

Committee on statutes and byelaws

Chair:

John Kimble
151 East Hill Church Road
Addison, NY 14801, USA
Phone 606 359 4475
soilcarbon@aol.com

Members:

L. Wilding, USA
C. DeKimpe, Canada
G. Narayanasamy, India
S. Nortcliff (ex officio)

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ISSS-IUSS Secretaries General and Deputies (1924-2014)

Secretary General

D.J. Hissink

Netherlands

1924-1950

F.A. van Baren

Netherlands

1950-1974

R. Dudal

Belgium

1974-1978

W.G. Sombroek

Netherlands

1978-1990

W.E.H. Blum

Austria

1990-2002

S. Nortcliff

UK

2002-2010

A.E. Hartemink

Netherlands

2010-2014

     
         

Deputy Secretary General

P. Buringh

Netherlands

1956-1974

I. Szabolcs

Hungary

1974-1990

J.H.V. van Baren

Netherlands

1990-2002

A.E. Hartemink

Netherlands

2002-2010

A.B. McBratney

Australia

2010-2014