Update: 15.06.2018

There are over 100,000 different types of soil in the world.

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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.

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IUSS Bulletin 131IUSS Bulletin 131 (December 2017)

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Internat. Decade of Soils

As one of the outreach activities during the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) the IUSS has launched a book series.
These books are not only addressed to soil scientists, but also to academic students of other sciences. These books shall shed light on important soil issues related to other disciplines and global challenges.
The newest book is titled Soils within cities – Global approaches to their sustainable management
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21st World Congress of Soil Science – Selection of Mascots

Two mascots stood to vote until 31 March, and the winner is Armadillo representing the Brazilian soil scientists responsible for the biggest transformation of tropical agriculture of the planet.

Have a look: https://www.21wcss.org/?secao=conteudo&id=51

Please consider that online registration ends May 12, 2018!

Congress website: https://www.21wcss.org/
Meeting information: Download

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New book of IUSS published

As third book of the IUSS book series of the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024) the new book “The Nexus of Soils, Plants, Animals and Human Health” was presented at the World Soil Day Conference on Dec. 5 in Brussels.

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Upcoming Meetings

  • 23., 24., 25., 26., 27., 28., 29., 30. June and 01. July 2018

    5th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP 2018)

    Chamonix-Mont Blanc, France

    Abstract submission process is open already!
    Conference Website:https://eucop2018.sciencesconf.org/


  • 25., 26., 27., 28., 29. June 2018

    10th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH 2018 (PSILPH2018)

    Putrajaya, Malaysia

    Extended abstract submission deadline: 31st March 2018
    Early registration deadline: 30th April 2018

    Website: http://www.psilph2018.com/