Update: 12.12.2018

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.

Viewpoints

On this page Prof. Rattan Lal, President of the International Union of Soil Sciences regularly provides viewpoints on soil issues which can also be watched at the IUSS YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX3cdAuO5QrPx0EtDPahQcg

Comments are welcome and shall be addressed to iuss@umweltbundesamt.at

2018

   

Viewpoint December 2018

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Viewpoint "Subject: Soil Pollution " by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint November 2018

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Viewpoint "Subject: The Soil-Centric Agricultural Reformation " by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint October 2018

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Viewpoint "Subject: Global Food and Nutritional Security" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint September 2018

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Viewpoint "Subject: Drought and Ancient Civilizations" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Special Viewpoint 21stWCSS 2018

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Special Viewpoint "Beyond Food and Fuel: The Power of Soil to Address Global Issues" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint August 2018

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Viewpoint "Did the Stone Age End Because the World Ran Out of Stones?" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint July 2018

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Viewpoint "Drylands" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint June 2018

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Viewpoint "The Urbanization Challenge" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint May 2018

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Viewpoint "Soil Degradation: The Case of Human Parasitism" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint April 2018

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Viewpoint "The Glamour of Soil Science " by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint March 2018

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Viewpoint "We are a soil" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint February 2018

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Viewpoint "Soil: The Hidden Treasure of Nature" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint January 2018

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Viewpoint "Ex Nihilo Nihil Fit" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

2017

   

Viewpoint December 2017

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Viewpoint "Medical Pedology: An Emerging Discipline in Soil Science" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint November 2017

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Viewpoint "The Solutions Under Foot" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

Viewpoint October 2017

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Viewpoint "In Soil We Trust" by Rattan Lal President, International Union of Soil Sciences

   

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