Update: 12.12.2018

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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.

Elections of Officers for Divisions and Commissions

Every four years elections the officers for the IUSS Divisions and Commissions are newly elected. According to the IUSS statutes and bye-laws (both version Oct. 2014) voting by Members shall be conducted electronically on a one vote per individual in each National Member Society basis, using a procedure developed by the National Society or adhering organization to the Union.

The list of nominated persons and the corresponding biographies provided by the Divisional Nominating Committees and the Electoral Committee are the basis for the election. All officers except the appointed First Vice-Chairs of the Divisions can be re-elected for one further term.

There will be one vote for each member and not adjusted in any manner to reflect the number of members in a National Society. Elections will be decided by a simple majority of votes cast.

The list of nominated persons (ballot), the corresponding biographies and the guideline for the voting procedure in 2017 are provided on this website.
The Presidents of the National Member Society are kindly requested to send the results of elections to iuss@umweltbundesamt.at (Cc to rhorn@soils.uni-kiel.de) before 28 January 2018.

Details on the steps to be taken by national societies and related deadlines can be found in the Guidelines.

Information on the duties and functions of Division and Commission Chairs and vice chairs can be found in the IUSS – statutes and bye-laws

Download information:
List of nominated persons (ballot 2017)
Corresponding Biographies by Division
Guideline for the voting procedure in 2017



Download   ballot_div_comm2017_final.xlsx - 19 kB


Biographies Division 1

Download   biographies_division1.pdf - 313 kB


Biographies Division 2

Download   biographies_division2.pdf - 1 MB


Biographies Division 3

Download   biographies_division3_1.pdf - 518 kB


Biographies Division 4

Download   biographies_division4.pdf - 397 kB


Guideline elections Div Comm2017

Download   guideline_elections_div_comm2017_20171003.pdf - 247 kB


IUSS Divisions and Commissions results

Download   iuss_div_comm_officers_2018_final.pdf - 245 kB
Elected officers