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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.

IUSS is celebrating its 99th anniversary on 19 May 2023 - celebrate with us!

IUSS Bulletins

IUSS Bulletin 142
IUSS Bulletin 142


Dear IUSS Member and colleagues, 

All of you who are attending the EGU General Assembly 2023 (https://www.egu23.eu) these days - you are welcome at the IUSS Secretariat!  

IUSS shares booth #50 on the ground floor with the Soil Science Society of China, who will host the World Soil Science Congress 2026.

Please come and join us!

On behalf of the IUSS Secretariat,
Filiberto Altobelli and Giuseppe Corti

IUSS stand at EGU 2023 © IUSS


Stimulus Fund

The funds for the September 2023 call are no longer available due to a great request for the previous call. For this reason, next year call will be brought forward to January1st and will be open until January 31st. The projects that have won the 2023 Stimulus fund call will be listed on the next bulletin together with the report activity.

Recommended Publication

IUSS Book ‘Sustainable soil management as a key to preserve soil biodiversity and stop its degradation’ published

Within the framework of the International Decade of Soils (IDS) 2015-2024 and continuing with the objective of publishing and distributing material relevant to the interests of the IUSS and its members an IUSS Open Access Book Series was launched under a Creative Commons license. This is the first book of the Open Access IUSS Book Series celebrating the 98th anniversary of IUSS as it was published on May 19, 2022.

Soil Biodiversity was proposed as a current topic of great scientific, social, economic, and political importance for the present IUSS book. The book was written from an interdisciplinary perspective covering the current state of the art in this area. Perspectives of various points of view and interactions are reflected according to the different areas of knowledge of soil sciences offered by the authors. That is why the book contains both experimental data and conceptual information, didactic experiences, and reviews organized in four different sections. 

Read more: IUSS Soil biodiversity book

IUSS Alerts

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IUSS is a member of ISC
IUSS is a member of ISC

International Decade of Soils

IUSS – FAO – GSP children’s book co published 2021 and 2022

“The magical world of soil biodiversity” A collection of 10 children´s stories from around the world. 2021. © FAO and IUSS. https://doi.org/10.4060/cb4185en

“Salty soils adventures” A collection of 10 children´s stories from around the world. 2022. © FAO and IUSS.

International Decade of Soils
International Decade of Soils
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Upcoming Meetings & Events

The outbreak of the Corona virus is clearly a rapidly evolving situation. The organisers of the meetings listed below will be constantly reviewing the situation in the light of global and country-specific advice to inform decisions to minimise the additional risks to attendees, their communities and those living in the meeting’s host country.

The IUSS will also continue to monitor the situation, and advise that prior to attending meetings our members review up to date information from their country’s government, the WHO and from the host country to ensure that everyone’s health and wellbeing remains a priority.

Soil Science Society of Ireland (SSSI) & British Soil Science Society (BSSS) joint Annual Conference 2023
Monday, 4. December 2023 to Tuesday, 5. December 2023
Brazilian Soil Science Society (XI SBES)
Monday, 4. December 2023 to Friday, 8. December 2023
British Society of Soil Science
Wednesday, 6. December 2023 to Thursday, 7. December 2023
Monday, 11. December 2023 to Friday, 15. December 2023
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Meetings & Events

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