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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Latest News

Our latest news, position statements and consultation responses are set out below.

BSSS Launches Tender for Journal Publishing Services

BSSS Launches Tender for Journal Publishing Services

The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) is accepting tenders from organisations interested in publishing its two academic journals, the European Journal of Soil Science and Soil Use and Management. We are looking for an organisation to provide comprehensive...

Accountancy Services: Open for Tender

Accountancy Services: Open for Tender

The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) is accepting applications from accountancy firms to offer its accountancy services from early 2022. The Society is looking for an accountant to provide a hands-on, supportive service and deliver our annual report and...

LATEST INTERNATIONAL UNION OF SOIL SCIENCES UPDATE

LATEST INTERNATIONAL UNION OF SOIL SCIENCES UPDATE

IUSS celebrated its 97th anniversary on 19 May 2021, and the IUSS website has been redesigned to coincide with the anniversary.   The second newsletter of IUSS Working Group SUITMA (Soils of Urban, Industrial, Traffic and Mining Areas) is now available,...