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Events appear in the table below in chronological order from present  to future.  Please click on the links to view further information about the event, or to visit the event/organisations website.


September 19 NSW BRANCH 2014 Harald Jensen Lecture at The University of Sydney.  Associate Professor Balwant Singh will deliver the 2014 Harald Jensen Lecture – “Training soil scientists for the 21st century.”  Starting at 5.30pm with drinks and canapés, with the lecture to be delivered from 6.30pm, the lecture will be followed by a dinner at your own expense at a local restaurant from 8.30pm.  The lecture will be ‘live-streamed’ from 6.30pm via a webinar link for those who would like to listen to the lecture but cannot make it to the venue at The University of Sydney.  The evening of the Harald Jensen Lecture will also coincide with the presentation of the SSA 2013 C.G. Stephens PhD Award to Dr Brendan Malone.  The venue is the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, The University of Sydney Room 422, Level 4, Biomedical Building C81 1 Central Avenue, Australian Technology Park Eveleigh, 2015, Australia (ATP Transport and Parking information).  Cost is $30 per Person, Soil Science Australia student members attendance is free of charge  Register via this link

September 26 VIC BRANCH Soil Erosion Refresher Field Day – to be held in northern Victoria with presentations from Mark Imhof, David Rees, Brad Costin and Clem Sturmfels. An invitation will be sent out to members soon.

September SA BRANCH Teakle Lecture– early notice that Teakle Lecture will be held in September. Further information will be available closer to the event

October 25 VIC BRANCH Frank Gibbons Soil Science Essay Awarddeadline for nominations.  The Award consists of a certificate, a copy of Australian Soils and Landscapes, one year subscription to Soil Science Australia and $250 cash, and will be made for an undergraduate essay (or report) assessed on the basis of scientific merit, relevance to soil science and the overall effectiveness in communicating research to a scientific audience.  Nominations close on the 25th October. All applications should be emailed to the Branch Secretary (   Please encourage relevant people to nominate for this award. Gibbons Award Conditions

October SA BRANCH SA Pioneers Lecture– early notice that SA Pioneers Lecture will be held in October. Further information will be available closer to the event.

November 21 VIC BRANCH 2014 Leeper Lecture and Dinner  Soils in fire-prone ecosystems – where does all the charcoal go? is the title of the 2014 Leeper Lecture to be given by Prof Heike Knicker, Spain.  The lecture will be held at the University of Melbourne with dinner afterwards at the Melbourne University Graduate House. The Lecture is part of the Deans Lecture series for the newly formed Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science. Further details will be available closer to the event.

November 23  Soil Science Australia Fundamentals Exam. The 2014 Fundamentals Exam will be offered 10am to 1pm on Sunday 23rd November  in the Yarra Park Room at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds (MCG), Brunton Avenue, Richmond, Victoria.  The exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions on the topics listed in the Performance Objectives (POs).  Soil Science Australia considers the POs to be the minimum professional competencies required by soil scientists working on environmental and agricultural problems in Australia. The POs can be downloaded from the Certified Professional Soil Science (CPSS) web site;


 The POs were developed by the Australian Exam and Procedures Committee (AEPC). This committee is chaired by Dr Cameron Grant (University of Adelaide) and includes Dr Chris Guppy (University of New England), Dr Damien Field (University of Sydney), Dr Cassandra Schefe (Department of Environment and Primary Industries Victoria) and Keith Lindbeck (Keith Lindbeck and Associates). In developing the POs the AEPC sought advice from practicing soil consultants, State government agencies and academics across Australia.


The cost of the exam is $US200 and registration is via the American Society of Soil Science website;  


To register for the exam you do not have to join the American Society of Soil Science.  The deadline for registrations to sit the exam is 3rd October 2014.  Late registrations are not able to be accepted.  Refunds are not provided unless extenuating circumstances exist; furthermore refunds are at the discretion of the AEPC committee.


2015 WA Soil Science conference WA BRANCH will feature in the Swan Valley area of WA. Planning has commenced for the event, and there will no doubt be a tour through a winery in the area Open to all members  - this gives you time to think about a holiday in the West next year. More details to follow.


September 2014

Focused Meeting 2014: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Soil Microbiology, Loughborough University, Loughborough - 1st to 2nd September 2014

Complex Soil Systems Conference 2014, David Brower Centre, Berkeley, California. September 3-5 SSSA/Bouyoucos Funded Conference 

British Society of Soil Science Annual Meeting 2014 2014 Annual Meeting "Delving into the dark - emerging techniques, approaches and tools for soils research" which takes place at the University of Manchester. Registrations close August 22  

XIII International Symposium and Field Workshop on Paleopedology, Poland, 1-6 September 2014.

Complex Soil Systems 2014 Berkeley CA USA  2-5 September

Soil Water: Principles and Management in Production Systems, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire - 15th September 2014

World Reference Base Workshop / Field Excursion - Ireland 2014, Environment Research Centre, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle Estate, County Wexford - 15th to 19th September 2014

ELS 2014 - the Earth Living Skin: Soil, Life and Climate Changes, under the auspices of the Soil System Sciences Division of the European Geosciences Union, 21 – 25 September 2014 in Nova Yardinia, Italy (

XII Congress of the Croatian Society of Soil Science Dubrovnik, in the independent Republic of Croatia, the 28th EU member, from September 22-26, 2014. More information see:

Intensive Training Course on Soil Micromorphology, organized by Commission 1.1. Soil Morphology and Micromorphology. Universitat de Lleida and Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya 22/09/14  -  03/10/14. Tremp (Catalonia, Spain)Theoretical lectures and practical -microscope- exercises. Inscription: information: See also

October 2014

SPP 1315 Biogeochemical interfaces in Soil  October 6-8 2014 Leipziger Kubus Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research IFZ Leipzig   Germany Abstract submissions close  July 7  Early registration ends July 28

The Soul of Soil and Civilisation, October 14 – 16 2014. Side Antalya Turkey

EcoForum Conference and Exhibition. 29-31 October 2014

November 2014

6th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping,  11-14 November, 2014,  Nanjing, China. More details at  The full-length papers will be published in a monograph by Springer after peer review.

National Soil Science Conference MCG Melbourne Victoria Australia  23-27 November 2014.

Latin America Soil Science Congress, Cuzco Peru   9-15 November 2014

December 2014

New Zealand Society of Soil Science ‘Soil Science for Future Generations  The University of Waikato Hamilton  1-4 December 2014 Abstracts open Feb 1 and close Sept 1 Early Registrations open 1 March and close 24 October

Conference on Conservation Agriculture for Smallholders in Asia and Africa 7-11 December 2014

Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh Bangladesh

January 2015


February 2015

International conference on Natural Resource Management for Food Security and Rural Livelihoods.  Soil Conservation Society of India New Delhi 10-13 February 2015.  or contact

Aug. 15, 2014 –Call for abstracts Nov. 15, 2014 –Early registration opens

June 2015

Inaugural Global Workshop on Digital Soil Morphometrics. 1-4 June 2015, Madison, USA.. For more information and expression of interest click here

July 2015

7th International Symposium of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisams (ISMOM) Montreal Canada 5-10 July 2015 visit

September 2015

20th International Soil Tillage Research Organization Conference in Nanjing China 14-18 September 2015.

LuWQ2015 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on Land Use and Water Quality: Agricultural Production and the Environment.  Vienna Australia 21-24 September 2015 

5th International Symposium on SOIL ORGANIC MATTER. September 20-24, 2015, Göttingen, Germany.  

December 2016

New Zealand and Australian Soil Societies joint conference Queenstown New Zealand.


21st World Congress of Soil Science Rio de Janiero Brazil


22nd World Congress of Soil Science Glasgow Scotland