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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 Book ‘Sustainable soil management as a key to preserve soil biodiversity and stop its degradation’ published!

IUSS Bulletins

IUSS Bulletin 140 (June 2022)

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IUSS Bulletin 140
IUSS Bulletin 140


IUSS at IAEA-Symposium

The IUSS was represented at the International Symposium on Managing Land and Water for Climate-Smart Agriculture, 25–29 July 2022, Vienna, Austria by the former IUSS President Rainer Horn with a keynote speech ‘Soil science research approaches and future needs’ and with a stand, where the IUSS books and the Centennial in Italy in 2024 were promoted by the IUSS Secretariat.

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IUSS Presidential Elections 2022 – call for voting

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 (2023/24), President (2025/26) and Past-President (2027/28). Victor Okechukwu Chude from Nigeria is the candidate for this year’s Presidential Election (no further nominations were received).

Please find the candidate’s Full Nomination Package here: https://www.iuss.org/media/full_nomination_package_chude.zip

The video of the candidate can be accessed here:


The Council members are asked to send an email to the IUSS Secretariat at iuss@umweltbundesamt.at informing the IUSS Secretariat if they are in favour of the candidate or not until September 30 at the latest.

Recommended Publication

IUSS Book ‘Sustainable soil management as a key to preserve soil biodiversity and stop its degradation’ published

Within the framework of the International Decade of Soils (IDS) 2015-2024 and continuing with the objective of publishing and distributing material relevant to the interests of the IUSS and its members an IUSS Open Access Book Series was launched under a Creative Commons license. This is the first book of the Open Access IUSS Book Series celebrating the 98th anniversary of IUSS as it was published on May 19, 2022.

Soil Biodiversity was proposed as a current topic of great scientific, social, economic, and political importance for the present IUSS book. The book was written from an interdisciplinary perspective covering the current state of the art in this area. Perspectives of various points of view and interactions are reflected according to the different areas of knowledge of soil sciences offered by the authors. That is why the book contains both experimental data and conceptual information, didactic experiences, and reviews organized in four different sections.

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IUSS Alerts

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IUSS is a member of ISC
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International 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 

International Decade of Soils
International Decade of Soils
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Upcoming Meetings & Events

The outbreak of the Corona virus is clearly a rapidly evolving situation. The organisers of the meetings listed below will be constantly reviewing the situation in the light of global and country-specific advice to inform decisions to minimise the additional risks to attendees, their communities and those living in the meeting’s host country.

The IUSS will also continue to monitor the situation, and advise that prior to attending meetings our members review up to date information from their country’s government, the WHO and from the host country to ensure that everyone’s health and wellbeing remains a priority.

ESAFS2022: 15th international conference of the East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil science societies (ESAFS) - "Our Soils Our Future"
Monday, 22. August 2022 to Friday, 26. August 2022
4th International Conference on Hydropedology
Tuesday, 23. August 2022 to Friday, 26. August 2022
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