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 Annual Conference – Soil in Action

BSSS Annual Conference – Soil in Action

This first ever British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) virtual Annual Conference will take place on Friday 4 December 2020 in support of the United Nations’ (UN) World Soil Day, which aims to raise international awareness of the importance of soil.  Soil In Action:...

BSSS in the Making Natural History Festival

BSSS in the Making Natural History Festival

Join the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) on Friday 13 November at 6:00pm as we present The Ground Beneath our Feet as part of the Making Natural History Festival to an audience of teachers, school children and the general public. During the presentation, Jack...

BSSS Members Appoint New President Elect

BSSS Members Appoint New President Elect

The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) is pleased to announce that it has elected its new President Elect 2021-22. On Thursday 8 October, at the first ever virtual BSSS Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the best attended in recent history, Dr Jack Hannam was...