Latest International Union of Soil Sciences Update

Apr 14, 2021 | News

The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) are seeking nominations for all Division and Commission positions (except Division vice-chairs) for 2022 to 2026. The description of the specific duties and functions of Divisions and Commission officers can be found on the IUSS website. Candidates can be nominated for only one position and cannot be members of the Divisional Nominating Committees. Each nomination should include the position, a 100 words biography and homepage URL, if available. Deadline: 30 April 2021.


At each World Congress of Soil Science, IUSS presents three awards to recognize outstanding contributions in basic and applied research and to an early-career scientist. These are the

  • IUSS Dokuchaev Award for basic research in soil science,
  • IUSS Von Liebig Award for applied research in soil science
  • IUSS Jeju Award for an early-career scientist’s contributions to the IUSS mission.


Eligible nominees and nominators must be members of the IUSS. Each award consists of a medal, plaque or equivalent, a certificate, a US$ 1000 honorarium, and financial support to attend the award presentation ceremony at the World Congress of Soil Science. Nomination procedures are on the IUSS Website. Go to and then click on “Read more” next to each award description for additional details. Deadline: 31 July 2021.


The IUSS Division 1: Soils in Space and Time and Commission 4.5: History, Philosophy and Sociology of Soil Science have opened nominations for the Dan H. Yaalon Young Scientist Medal which is awarded once every four years at the World Congress of Soil Science. It is awarded to an early career researcher who has made a significant contribution that advanced the fields of soil science or compiled a body of work that has advanced the science, success, methodology, or use of the following fields: Soil morphology and micromorphology, soil geography, soil genesis, soil classification, pedometrics, palaeopedology, history of soil science, philosophy of soil science, sociology of soil science. Deadline: 1 November 2021.


The latest update is available in full via the IUSS website.

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