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Division on Soil System Sciences

President: Saskia Keesstra (sss@egu.eu)
Deputy President: Antonio Jordán (ajordan@us.es)

Soil is the interface between the crust and atmosphere, and is the basis of life on earth.  The impact of Soil Science to the society has probably never been as high as it is currently. The importance of soils in the Earth System must make us, the soil scientists, more noticeable at the EGU.

The aim of the SSS is to coordinate the EGU scientific programme on Soil Science and related activities. The SSS contributes actively with EGU by promoting scientific interchange and dissemination of activity carried out by members.

 

Living in the Soil

The comic living in the soil has been edited by the Regional Galician Council of Culture (Galicia, Spain) and the Galician section of the Spanish Society of Soil Science and coordinated by Dr. Montserrat Diaz Raviña (IIAG-CSIC). It has been published with the aim of making young people aware of soil and the need to protect it. On the occasion of the International Year of Soils (2015), the original Galician version has been adapted and re-edited in Spanish, English and Catalan.

living_in_the_soil - cover.JPGLiving in the soil     vivir_en_el_suelo - cover.JPGVivir en el suelo

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Soils at Imaggeo: shoot your soil!

Amazing soil pictures? Are you a photoartist? Share your work at Imaggeo, the open-access image repository of EGU.


Lorena M. Zavala (Univ. of Sevilla) holds a soil
aggregate composed of organic matter from a
peatland from the Wicklow Mountains (Ireland)

Soil publications

SOIL

Solid Earth

Biogeosciences

Earth Surface Dynamics

Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems

Advances in
Geosciences

Geoscientific Model Development

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics

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Geophysical Research Abstracts

 

Recent awardees

Yakov A. Pachepsky

Yakov A. Pachepsky

  • 2018
  • Philippe Duchaufour Medal

The 2018 Philippe Duchaufour Medal is awarded to Yakov A. Pachepsky for outstanding research in the field of soil hydraulic properties and the fate of pathogens in soils, which greatly influenced the development of soil science.


Matthias Vanmaercke

Matthias Vanmaercke

  • 2018
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2018 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Matthias Vanmaercke for his outstanding research on understanding the rates and impacts of soil erosion and catchment sediment export at regional and continental scales.


Peter Smith

Peter Smith

  • 2017
  • Philippe Duchaufour Medal

The 2017 Philippe Duchaufour Medal is awarded to Peter Smith for his contribution to understanding the role of the soil system in the Earth’s biogeochemical cycles with special attention to carbon emissions and sequestration under the threat of climate change.


Victoria Arcenegui

Victoria Arcenegui

  • 2017
  • Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award

The 2017 Division Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award is awarded to Victoria Arcenegui for her contribution to understanding the effect of forest fires in soil water repellency, aggregation, and the development of new techniques and indicators to assess post-fire soil status and management.


Chantal Hendriks

Chantal Hendriks

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Chantal Hendriks How to feed environmental studies with soil information to address SDG ‘Zero hunger’


Dorothee Post

Dorothee Post

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Dorothee Post Are hardwood species suited for reconstructing landslides?


Guillaume Piton

Guillaume Piton

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Guillaume Piton A generic Froude scale model study of massive bedload deposition in a debris basin


Lars Arne Meier

Lars Arne Meier

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Lars Arne Meier Soil micromorphology, geochemistry and microbiology at two sites on James Ross Island, Maritime Antarctica


Matthias B. Siewert

Matthias B. Siewert

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Matthias B. Siewert High-resolution mapping and spatial variability of soil organic carbon storage in permafrost-affected soils


Olga Vindušková

Olga Vindušková

  • 2017
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2017 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Olga Vindušková Soil organic matter dynamics on a long chronosequence of landslides in the Outer Western Carpathians

Current issue of the EGU newsletter

With the EGU General Assembly just over a week away, we have a number of updates on the meeting, happening in Vienna from 8–13 April. Our conference organiser Copernicus has launched a great mobile app, and we recently announced a number of measures to reduce the environmental impact of the conference, from encouraging people to travel by train to introducing an option for participants to offset their carbon footprint. On the EGU blog, GeoLog, you can find posts about the city of Vienna, and a selection of Union-wide events, short courses and policy activities at the EGU General Assembly. For students taking part in the Outstanding Student Poster and PICO, there are also some tips from the judges on how to prepare a poster or PICO presentation.

This month, we have also announced that we are accepting nominations for EGU awards and medals. We encourage the EGU membership to consider gender, geographical and cultural balance when nominating outstanding Earth, planetary and space scientists at various career stages.

Last but not the least, we have also announced that we are launching two new publications at the 2018 General Assembly: a journal, Geoscience Communication, and a compilation, the Encyclopedia of Geosciences. Find these and many other EGU updates below.

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