Professor Sacha Mooney (Professor in Soil Physics & Head of Division of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science) became President of the Society on 1st January 2019 taking over from Professor Wilfred Otten (Professor of Soil Biophysics, Cranfield University). Professor Liz Baggs stands down from Board and Council after six years of service and Dr Bruce Lascelles (Business Director - Environmental Planning at Arcadis) joins the Board as Incoming President.
The latest IUSS Alert (Number 162) for December 2018 is now available here
Remember that all BSSS Members enjoy complimentary membership of the International Union of Soil Sciences as part of their annual subscription fee.
Professor Rattan Lal, mentioned by Reuters as part of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds in 2015 and 2016, won the 3rd edition of the Glinka World Soil Prize on the occasion of World Soil Day, 5 December 2018, for his outstanding contribution to sustainable soil management and the protection of soil resources. The award includes a monetary prize of $15,000, which Professor Lal is donating to an endowment to support the Carbon Management and Sequestration Center.