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The International Union of Soil
Soil
Sciences (IUSS) founded in 1924, is a Scientific Union member of the International Council for Science (ICSU), which it recognizes as the coordinating body for the international organization of science. The group has 86 member National and Regional Societies, with about 55,000 scientists in several countries, and individual members in 57 further countries.[citation needed] Every four years, the IUSS holds the World Congress of Soil
Soil
Science
Science
in various countries. The Secretary is Sigbert Huber of the Umweltbundesamt (Environment Agency Austria) located in Vienna;

Contents

1 Missions 2 Organization

2.1 1. Division 1 - Soils in space and time 2.2 2.Division 2 - Soil
Soil
properties and processes 2.3 3. Division 3 - Soil
Soil
use and management 2.4 4. Division 4 - The role of soil in sustaining society and the environment

3 Activities 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Missions[edit] The purpose of the IUSS is to promote all branches of soil science and its applications, to promote contacts among scientists and other persons engaged in the study and the application of soil science; to stimulate scientific research and to further the application of such research. Organization[edit] The IUSS organizes the World Congress of Soil
Soil
Science
Science
on a four-year cycle. The IUSS has divisions and commissions in the following areas: 1. Division 1 - Soils in space and time[edit]

C1.1 Soil morphology
Soil morphology
and micromorphology C1.2 Soil
Soil
geography C1.3 Soil
Soil
genesis C1.4 Soil
Soil
classification C1.5 Pedometrics C1.6 Paleopedology

2.Division 2 - Soil
Soil
properties and processes[edit]

C2.1 Soil
Soil
physics C2.2 Soil
Soil
chemistry C2.3 Soil
Soil
biology C2.4 Soil
Soil
mineralogy C2.5 Soil
Soil
interfacial reactions

3. Division 3 - Soil
Soil
use and management[edit]

C3.1 Soil
Soil
evaluation and land use planning C3.2 Soil
Soil
and water conservation C3.3 Soil
Soil
fertility and plant nutrition C3.4 Soil
Soil
engineering and technology C3.5 Soil
Soil
degradation control, remediation, and reclamation

4. Division 4 - The role of soil in sustaining society and the environment[edit]

C4.1 Soil
Soil
and the environment C4.2 Soil, food security, and human health C4.3 Soil
Soil
and land use change C4.4 Soil
Soil
education and public awareness C4.5 History, philosophy, and sociology of soil science

This structure and the commissions have grown from the original six commissions established in 1924. The IUSS is a founding partner of the International Year of Planet Earth and supports all of its activities. The IUSS has contributed to the International Year of Planet Earth’s brochure “ Soil
Soil
– earth’s living skin”, which has been translated into several languages. Activities[edit] World Congress of Soil
Soil
Science
Science
and IUSS presidents[1]

Nr Congress Location President

22. 2022 Glasgow  United Kingdom 2018-2019 Takashi Kosaki  Japan

21. 2018 Rio de Janeiro  Brazil 2017-2018 Rattan Lal  United States

20. 2014 Jeju-do
Jeju-do
Island  South Korea 2014-2016 Rainer Horn  Germany

19. 2010 Brisbane, Queensland  Australia 2010-2014 J.E. Yang  South Korea

18. 2006 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  United States 2006-2010 R.S. Swift  Australia

17. 2002 Bangkok  Thailand 2002-2006 D.L. Sparks  United States

16. 1998 Montpellier  France 1998-2002 S. Theerawong  Thailand

15. 1994 Acapulco  Mexico 1994-1998 A. Ruellan  France

14. 1990 Kyoto  Japan 1990-1994 A.A. Santelises  Mexico

13. 1986 Hamburg  West Germany 1986-1990 A. Tanaka  Japan

12. 1982 New Delhi  India 1982-1986 K.H. Hartge  West Germany

11. 1978 Alberta  Canada 1978-1982 J.S. Kanwar  India

10. 1974 Moscow  Soviet Union 1974-1978 C.F. Bentley  Canada

9. 1968 Adelaide  Australia 1968-1974 V.A. Kovda  Soviet Union

8. 1964 Bucharest  Romania 1964-1968 E.G. Hallsworth  Australia

7. 1960 Madison, Wisconsin  United States 1960-1964 N.C. Cernescu  Romania

6. 1956 Paris  France 1956-1960 R. Bradfield  United States

5. 1954 Kinshasa
Kinshasa
(Leopoldville) DR Congo 1954-1956 A. Oudin  France

4. 1950 Amsterdam  Netherlands 1950-1954 R. Tavernier  Belgium

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1950 C.H. Edelman  Netherlands

3. 1935 Oxford  England

2. 1930 Leningrad  Soviet Union 1930-1935 J. Russell  United Kingdom

1. 1927 Washington DC  United States 1927-1930 K. Gedroiz  Soviet Union

Fd. 1924

1924-1927 J.G. Lipman  United States

See also[edit]

World Congress of Soil
Soil
Science
Science
(WCSS)

References[edit]

^ IUSS Past Presidents. Retrieved 02/06/2015.

External links[edit]

IUSS Website

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Topics in soil science

Main fields

Pedology Edaphology Soil
Soil
physics Soil
Soil
mechanics Soil
Soil
chemistry Soil
Soil
biology Soil
Soil
zoology Soil
Soil
ecology Soil
Soil
morphology Environmental soil science Agricultural soil science‎

Soil
Soil
topics

Soil Pedosphere

Pedodiversity Pedogenesis

Soil
Soil
erosion Soil
Soil
contamination Soil
Soil
retrogression and degradation Soil
Soil
compaction

Soil
Soil
compaction (agriculture)

Soil
Soil
salinity

Alkali soil

Soil
Soil
pH

Soil
Soil
acidification

Soil
Soil
health Soil
Soil
life Soil
Soil
biodiversity Soil
Soil
quality Soil
Soil
value Soil
Soil
fertility Soil
Soil
resilience Soil
Soil
color Soil
Soil
texture Soil
Soil
structure

Pore space in soil Pore water pressure

Soil
Soil
crust Soil
Soil
horizon Soil
Soil
biomantle Soil
Soil
carbon Soil
Soil
gas

Soil
Soil
respiration

Soil
Soil
organic matter Soil
Soil
moisture

Soil
Soil
water (retention)

Soil
Soil
type

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Soil
Soil
classification

USDA soil taxonomy

Alfisols Andisols Aridisols Entisols Gelisols Histosols Inceptisols Mollisols Oxisols Spodosols Ultisols Vertisols

World Reference Base for Soil
Soil
Resources (1998–)

Acrisols Albeluvisols Alisols Andosols Anthrosols Arenosols Calcisols Cambisols Chernozem Cryosols Durisols Ferralsols Fluvisols Gleysols Gypsisols Histosol Kastanozems Leptosols Lixisols Luvisols Nitisols Phaeozems Planosols Plinthosols Podzols Regosols Solonchaks Solonetz Stagnosol Technosols Umbrisols Vertisols

Other systems

FAO soil classification (1974–98) Unified Soil
Soil
Classification System AASHTO Soil
Soil
Classification System Référentiel pédologique (French classification system) Canadian system of soil classification Australian Soil
Soil
Classification Polish Soil
Soil
Classification 1938 USDA soil taxonomy List of U.S. state soils List of vineyard soil types

Types of soil

Applications

Soil
Soil
conservation Soil
Soil
management Soil
Soil
guideline value Soil
Soil
survey Soil
Soil
test Soil
Soil
governance Soil
Soil
value Soil
Soil
salinity control Erosion control Soil
Soil
policy

Soil
Soil
policy (Victoria, Australia)

Agroecology Liming (soil)

Related fields

Geology Geochemistry Petrology Geomorphology Geotechnical engineering Hydrology Hydrogeology Biogeography Earth materials Archaeology Agricultural science

Agrology

Societies, Initiatives

Canadian Society of Soil
Soil
Science International Union of Soil
Soil
Sciences Soil
Soil
and Water Conservation Society National Society of Consulting Soil
Soil
Scientists Soil
Soil
Science
Science
Society of America National Society of Consulting Soil
Soil
Scientists Australian Society of Soil
Soil
Science
Science
Incorporated International Year of Soil World Congress of Soil
Soil
Science

See also

Land use Land conversion Land management Vegetation Infiltration (hydrology) Groundwater Crust (geology) Impervious surface/Surface runoff

:WikiProject Soil   Category soil   Category soil science Index of soil-related articles List of soil scientists

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International Council for Science
International Council for Science
(ICSU)

National members

Albania Angola Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bangladesh Belarus Belgium Bolivia Bosnia & Herzegovina (Republic of Srpska) Botswana Brazil Bulgaria Burkina Faso Cameroon Canada Caribbean Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Czech Republic Côte d'Ivoire Denmark Dominican Republic Egypt Estonia Ethiopia Finland France Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Hungary India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Lithuania Luxembourg Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Mauritius Mexico Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria North Korea Norway Pakistan Panama Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Romania Russia Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa South Korea South Pacific Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tunisia Turkey Uganda Ukraine United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vatican City Venezuela Vietnam Zambia Zimbabwe

International scientific unions

International Astronomical Union
International Astronomical Union
(IAU) International Brain Research
Research
Organization (IBRO) International Cartographic Association (ICA) International Geographical Union (IGU) International Mathematical Union (IMU) International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS) International Union for Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine (IUPESM) International Union for Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) International Union for Quaternary Research
Research
(INQUA) International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (IUPHAR) International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) International Union of Biological Sciences
International Union of Biological Sciences
(IUBS) International Union of Crystallography
International Union of Crystallography
(IUCr) International Union of Food Science
Science
and Technology (IUFoST) International Union of Forest Research
Research
Organizations (IUFRO) International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics
(IUGG) International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) International Union of History and Philosophy of Science
Science
(IUHPS) International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) International Union of Materials Research
Research
Societies (IUMRS) International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS) International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS) International Union of Psychological Science
Science
(IUPsyS ) International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
(IUPAC) International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) International Union of Radio Science
Science
(URSI) International Union of Soil
Soil
Sciences (IUSS) International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) International Union of Toxicology

Scientific associates

Academia de Ciencias de América Latina (ACAL) Engineering Committee on Oceanic Resources (ECOR) Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS) International Arctic Science
Science
Committee (IASC) International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research
Research
(IAHR) International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) International Commission for Optics (ICO) International Council for Laboratory Animal Science
Science
(ICLAS) International Council for Scientific and Technical Information (ICSTI) International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) International Federation of Societies for Microscopy (IFSM) International Federation of Surveyors
International Federation of Surveyors
(FIG) International Foundation for Science
Science
(IFS) International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
(IIASA) International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications (IUVSTA) International Union of Speleology (UIS) International Water Association (IWA) Pacific Science
Science
Association (PSA) Society for Social Studies of Science
Science
(4S) The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)

Authority control

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