The advancement of soil science

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The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) is an established international membership organisation committed to the study of soil in its widest aspects. The society brings together those working within academia, practitioners implementing soil science in industry and all those working with, or with an interest in soils.

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British Society of Soil Science

Research on soils and enhanced understanding and engagement with soils is essential for agricultural, landscaping, construction, remediation, conservation and archaeological projects, as well as policy direction on critical topics such as climate change.

We promote research and education, both academically and in practice, and build collaborative partnerships to help safeguard our soil for the future.

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The advancement of soil science

The World Congress of Soil Science 2022

We are delighted to host the World Congress of Soil Science from 31 July to 5 August 2022 at the SEC, Glasgow.

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Soils are our past, present and future

The biggest global challenges to do with our climate and the state our planet, have soil at the heart.”

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Early Careers Conference 2021 – Book Your Place!

Early Careers Conference 2021 – Book Your Place!

Join BSSS’ Early Careers Committee for Soils: Past, Present and Future, sponsored by Arcadis, from Monday 11 to Wednesday 13 October, 10:00am - 3:15pm each day. The conference will feature keynote presentations from: Dr Binoy Sarkar - Particulate plastics in the...

Welcome to the Society, Arcadis!

Welcome to the Society, Arcadis!

We are delighted to announce that Arcadis have joined the Society as our first Corporate Member! About Arcadis Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets with more than...

Royal Society Publishing: Special Issue

Royal Society Publishing: Special Issue

Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue of Philosophical Transactions B entitled The role of soils in delivering Nature's Contributions to People compiled and edited by Pete Smith, Saskia D Keesstra, Whendee L Silver and Tapan K Adhya. A print...