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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 132IUSS Bulletin 132 (June 2018)

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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 WCSS full schedule on your phone - App Launch

The Organizing Committee of the 21st World Congress of Soil Science is pleased to present the event’s app. The application, available for Android and iOS platforms, will be the official tool for publicizing the programme (conferences, symposium, meetings, etc), speakers, poster, sponsors, exhibitors and other information about the WCSS and the Convention Center. Moreover, you can use the app to set a personal agenda. This way you will not miss favorite presentations or meetings.

To install it, go to the link below or use the QR Code. After installation of the app it is important to create an in-app login to allow interaction among participants of the WCSS.


21WCSS app QR Code

21WCSS app QR Code

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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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Dear readers of the IUSS Alert,

Some of you may have noticed that you did not receive the IUSS Alert in June. The reason for this is that in line with the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 which came into force on May 25, 2018, the >>Read more


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