Update: 25.09.2017

It can take more than 1000 years to form a centimeter of topsoil.

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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.

Meetings & Events

Upcoming meetings and events for the next six months:

To see the complete list of upcoming meetings and events click here !


  • 26., 27., 28., 29., 30. September and 01., 02., 03., 04., 05., 06. October 2017

    2nd Intensive Training Course on Soil Micromorphology

    Centre de Formació Contínua UdL, Campus de Cappont, Lleida, Spain

    Period of matriculation ends on September 17, 2017
    Website: http://www.cfc.udl.cat/fc/curso/1751


  • 15., 16., 17., 18., 19., 20., 21. October 2017

    2nd Global Soil Biodiversity Conference

    Nanjing, China

    Conference website: http://gsbiconference.csp.escience.cn/dct/page/1

    Abstract submission deadline is April 1, 2017


  • 15., 16., 17., 18., 19., 20. October 2017

    IsoCycles 2017

    Conference Centre Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland

    The improvement of analytical techniques and the substantial increase in the number of laboratories with the instrumentation required to perform isotopic measurements have boosted the number of studies using stable isotopes.

    Stable isotopes of C, N, and S, and recently of O bound to P in phosphate, are powerful tools to trace sources, track transfers, and understand abiotic and biological processes and transformations of nutrients in the environment. However, although the biogeochemical cycles of individual nutrients are closely coupled, only a limited number of studies has attempted to combine stable isotope analyses of multiple nutrient elements.

    This combination of stable isotope analyses offers new opportunities to better understand the drivers and consequences of changes in nutrient stoichiometry across ecosystems. Advancing a coupled stable isotope research agenda in the important area of nutrient biogeochemistry is the opportunity we seek to exploit through the proposed conference.

    Submission of abstracts is open till July, 15th


  • 18., 19., 20. October 2017

    BioMicroWorld2017 - VII International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology

    Madrid, Spain

    Conference website: http://biomicroworld2017.org/

    27 June: abstract submission (for oral presentation)
    20 July: abstract submission (for poster and virtual presentation)


  • 20., 21., 22. October 2017

    Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future

    Tampa (Florida, USA)

    Deadlines: May 9 – Early Abstract Deadline, May 23 – Final Abstract Deadline

    Website: https://www.acsmeetings.org/home


  • 24., 25., 26., 27., 28. October 2017

    7th International conference on Silicon in Agriculture

    Bangalore, India

    The major theme of the conference is SILICON SOLUTION TO SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE.

    Conference website: http://www.silicon2017.com


  • 06., 07., 08., 09. November 2017

    Archaeological Soil Micromorphology Training and Workshop 2017

    University College London, Institute of Archaeology

    Confirmation of this year’s Training Week and Workshop dates.
    Training: 6th-9th November
    Practice Days and Workshop: 10th-11th November
    Contact: R. MacPhail


  • 22., 23., 24. November 2017

    ICERAP 2017 - International Conference on Ecosystem Resilience and Agricultural Productivity

    Kampala, Uganda

    Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31 July 2017
    Information Brochure
    Conference Website: https://capsnac.mak.ac.ug/conference2017


  • 12., 13., 14., 15. December 2017

    The 13th International Conference of the East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies (ESAFS): “Soil Quality for Food Security and Healthy Life”

    Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand

    Abstract submission deadline: 13 October 2017
    Website (will be available soon)


  • 25., 26. January 2018

    ICSSPN 2018 - 20th International Conference on Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

    Paris, France

    Abstracts/Full-Text Paper Submission Deadline July 14, 2017


  • 29., 30., 31. January and 01. February 2018

    TERRA ENVISION Conference - Scientific solutions for societal issues

    Barcelona, Spain

    Abstract deadline for oral presentations: 1st December 2017
    Website: http://terra-envision.weebly.com/


  • 14., 15., 16., 17., 18. March 2018

    Gi4DM - Geoinformation for Disaster Management


    Abstract Submission Deadline: 17 Nov. 2017
    Website: http://www.gi4dm2018.org