Update: 18.09.2017

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.

Viewpoints

On this page Prof. Rattan Lal, President of the International Union of Soil Sciences regularly provides viewpoints on soil issues.
Comments are welcome and shall be addressed to iuss@umweltbundesamt.at

   

Viewpoint September 2017

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Viewpoint on "The ecological costs of soil management practices" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint August 2017

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Viewpoint on "The Anthropcentrism and Soil Health" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint July 2017

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Viewpoint on "Soil and Peace" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint June 2017

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Viewpoint "Soil: The Global Icon" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint May 2017

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Viewpoint “Sustainable Intensification: Producing More From Less” by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint April 2017

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Viewpoint "Building Soil Bridges Across Nations: Soil Science Without Borders" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint March 2017

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Viewpoint "Soils and Global Issues 2" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint February 2017

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Viewpoint "Soils and Global Issues 1" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences