IUSS Alert 140 (February 2017)
International Decade of Soils (2015-2024)
As one of the outreach activities during the International Decade of Soils (2015-2024), the book Soils within cities – Global approaches to their sustainable management was published. Edited on behalf of the International Union of Soil Sciences, this book is the result of a joint effort of the international SUITMA (Soils of the Urban, Traffic, Mining and Military Areas) working group of the International Union of Soil Sciences. IUSS would like to thank all authors and especially SUITMA for their dedication and work on this book. For further details please check the section on New Publications.
IUSS Stimulus Fund
IUSS has established an annual Stimulus Fund to support suitable activities within its Commissions and Working Groups. Where appropriate, the Fund will also support other activities to assist the development of Soil Science generally but particularly in regions of the world where lack of resources limit opportunities. The current submission period will end March 15, 2017.
Details on the IUSS Stimulus Fund can be found here: http://www.iuss.org/index.php?article_id=594
Call for nominations for the Dan Yaalon Young Scientist Medal
This medal will be awarded by IUSS Division 1 Soils in Space and Time and Commission 4.5 History, philosophy and sociology of soil science. The nominees may be proposed by institutions, societies, commissions and working groups of the IUSS, and by individuals. The deadline for nominations ends on Dec. 1, 2017. The Dan Yaalon Young Scientist Medal is awarded once every four years at the World Soil Congress. The first presentation will take place at the XXI. World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August 2018.