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Division on Soil System Sciences

Deputy President: Lily Pereg (sss@egu.eu)

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.

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)

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.


Cosimo Brogi

Cosimo Brogi

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Cosimo Brogi Geophysics-based subsurface conceptualization for improved prediction of plant productivity beyond field scale


Mathieu Le Breton

Mathieu Le Breton

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Mathieu Le Breton Landslide displacement monitoring with passive RFID


Mutez A. Ahmed

Mutez A. Ahmed

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Mutez A. Ahmed Where do maize roots take up water? The importance of different root type


Paola M. Mafla Endara

Paola M. Mafla Endara

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Paola M. Mafla Endara Colonization of a pristine soil environment – Microbial migration into micro-engineered Soil Chips buried in field soils


Thomas Laemmel

Thomas Laemmel

  • 2018
  • Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards

The 2018 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Awards is awarded to Thomas Laemmel Effect of local airflow on flux chamber measurements


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

Last week, the EGU hosted its first science-policy dinner debate in Brussels. The event, 'Horizon Geoscience: overcoming societal challenges, creating change', was organised in collaboration with the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) and brought together geoscientists, policymakers and industry representatives. On the EGU website, we report on the outcome of the discussion and publish the key findings from the Horizon 2020 Geoscience Survey conducted earlier this year.

In the past few weeks, we have also issued three press releases highlighting research published in some of EGU's open access journals. Follow the links to find out how bombing raids in the Second World War impacted the ionosphere, how glacial geoengineering could help limit sea-level rise, and what the point of no return for climate action might be.

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