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The British Society of Soil Science has a large amount of Members who reside outside the UK and so we have provided a forum space here for them to share ideas, exchange views and comment as they wish.  

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IBI Biochar World Congress 2019

Event date: 
Sunday, November 10, 2019 to Thursday, November 14, 2019
Event venue: 
Korea University, Seoul, Korea
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Welcome Message

We are inviting you for the IBI Biochar World Congress which will be held from 10-14th November 2019 at Korea University, Seoul, Korea.

The Korea Biochar Research Center and Korea University will host this congress together with the International Biochar Initiative, Foshan University in China, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong, UK Biochar Research Center in United Kingdom, Cornell University in USA, Henan Agricultural University in China, Shenyang Agricultural University in China and The Korean Society of Environmental Biology.

During the recent past, biochar has been popular as a soil amendment for enhancement of soil fertility and quality, removal of various contaminants in the environment and carbon sequestration. Nevertheless, recent researches focusing on biochar have gained more interest towards a wide range of applications in fields of engineering, health care, and life sciences. These studies would lead to a high potential for the commercialization of biochar.

This congress will be held with the expectation of a paradigm shift towards the development of the next generation of biochar with more attention towards enhancing the biochar global market. IBI Biochar World Congress will provide a unique platform for sharing knowledge on all aspects of biochar among a broad international scientific community, policy makers and industrial personnel.

We would be delighted to have you on this momentous occasion to share your scientific ideas and celebrate with us! 

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15th August 2019


Prof. Yong Sik Ok
IBI Biochar World Congress

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Life and Earth Sciences and Sustainable Global and Regional Development (AKTRU2019)

Event date: 
Monday, July 8, 2019 to Friday, July 19, 2019
Event venue: 
Altai Mountains, Russia
Event description: 

The International Symposium and Summer Schools (AKTRU2019) is an interdisciplinary forum in education and research of various subject areas of life and earth sciences including studies of soil, atmosphere, biodiversity, climatology, geology, paleontology, glaciology with the specific focus on sustainable global and regional development.

The AKTRU2019 will include three days symposium (July 8-10) to be held at tourist resort “Manzherok” at the Altai mountains followed by two Summer schools and research field trip organized by three Siberian universities.

The international experts are invited to present research papers at the symposium and tutorial lectures at the Summer schools. Young researchers and students are welcome to present posters at the symposium and join the Summer schools. The Symposium topics will also cover several aspects of global and regional sustainability such as renewable energy and socio-economics of remote regions.

For more information and registration, please, visit our web site:

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Soil Science Conference of Malaysia (SOILS 2019)

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 to Thursday, April 18, 2019
Event venue: 
Hotel Equatorial, Melaka, Malaysia
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​Sustainable soil management and conservation is one of the key environmental, social and economic issues faced in the world today. Increasing global population, globalization of markets, reduced soil fertility and increased of combination of chemical and mechanization have placed greater pressure on soil resources.

​The SOILS 2019's theme, ''Sustainable Soil Management and Conservation'' embodies a resonating drive for academicians, researchers, industries, institutions, agencies and organizations to discuss on current issues and efforts on soil management to achieve greater sustainability of soil resources.


​1. To share knowledge & recent information on sustainable soil management and conservation in agriculture and plantation sector.

​2. To promote interdisciplinary and inter-organization networking or collaboration towards achieving sustainable soil management and crop production.


  • Management of plantation soil

  • Management of peat and other wetland soils

  • Soils genesis and classification

  • Soil physical and conservation

  • Soil fertility and nutrient management

  • Soil microbes and health

  • Soil management for land improvement

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The 15th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE)

Event date: 
Friday, July 5, 2019 to Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Event venue: 
Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre (IYCC), Nanjing, China
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Since the first ICOBTE held in Orlando, Florida in 1990, the ICOBTE has been a highly successful conference series and has grown to become one of the most important international meetings on the biogeochemistry of both essential and toxic elements.

The general theme of the 15th ICOBTE in Nanjing is “Biogeochemistry of trace elements for improved environmental sustainability and human health”. This theme reflects the great challenges we all face in protecting our environment from contamination by toxic trace elements and in providing sufficient amounts of essential trace elements for human nutrition.

The conference will offer an excellent platform for scientists, regulators and environmental professionals working on trace elements across multiple disciplines to present the state-of-art research findings, exchange ideas, and discuss how the knowledge can be used for protecting our environment and for improving ecosystem and human health.

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Event date: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 to Thursday, July 11, 2019
Event venue: 
The Convention Centre at TCU Place, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Event description: 

The University of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce that Saskatoon has been chosen as the host city for Rhizosphere5, the fifth in a series of international conferences devoted to the study of the rhizosphere. The conference will take place in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada July 7 - 11, 2019. 

Building on past successes of the Rhizosphere conferences held in Munich (2004), Montpellier (2007), Perth (2011), and Maastricht (2015), Rhizosphere5 will provide a multidisciplinary forum for exchanging innovative ideas, methods for studying the rhizosphere, and understanding its complexity and its role in natural and agricultural ecosystem processes. 

As with the previous conferences, Rhizosphere5  will provide a multidisciplinary forum for exchanging innovative ideas and methods for studying the rhizosphere and understanding its complexity and its role in both natural and agricultural ecosystem processes.

The conference provides a stage for both young and established scientists to present their work to a welcoming international audience.

Registration and Abstract submission for Rhizosphere5 is now open

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2018 National Soils Conference: Soils, the key to the past, the present and the future

Event date: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018 to Friday, November 23, 2018
Event venue: 
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra, Australia
Event description: 

The National Soil Science Conference provides an opportunity for invaluable networking, and in-depth discussions with up to 400 soil colleagues, scientists, academics and practitioners.

Up to 40 Certified Professional Development hours can be claimed!

Programme at a Glance:

Paper presentations will occur over 4 days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday is reserved for field trips and specialised workshops/seminars. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and there will be a dedicated poster session 


Visit the conference website for session topics, submission guidelines and to submit your abstract. 

For full details, including keynote speakers and program information, and to register for the conference, visit the conference website at

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EuroSciCon "Evolution of Biochemical Engineering: Back to the Future"

Event date: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 to Friday, July 20, 2018
Event venue: 
Panorama Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Event description: 

The EuroSciCon will be holding their Biochemical Engineering Conferences 2018, on July 19-20 in Prague, Czech Republic.

The theme of this year’s meeting is "Evolution of Biochemical Engineering: Back to the Future" which will provide an international platform for discussion of present and future challenges in Biomedical Engineering, by applying their technical knowledge, communication, teamwork skills and the most up-to-date practices available.

Biochemical Engineering Conferences includes international attendee workshops, lectures and symposia, including a designated registration area, a refreshment break and gala lunch.

Biochemical Engineers, Chemical Scientists and Chemists can join the Biochemical Engineering 2018 EuroSciCon as an international member to receive discounts on registration.

So come and join the leading experts and allied professionals in the International Biochemical Engineering from July 19-20 , 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic to keep up with the rapidly accelerating pace of change that is already having an impact on the field Biochemical Engineering and will continue to in the future.

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Soil Security and Planetary Health Conference - 3rd Global Soil Security Conference

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 to Thursday, December 6, 2018
Event venue: 
The University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
Event description: 

A partnership between the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Planetary Health Platform.

Soil security refers to the maintenance and improvement of the world’s soil resource to produce food, fibre and fresh water, while also contributing to energy and climate stability, maintaining biodiversity and protecting natural systems and human wellbeing more generally. 

Planetary health is about safeguarding the health and wellbeing of current and future generations through good stewardship of Earth’s natural systems, and by re-thinking the way we feed, move, house, power and care for the world. 

Soil security is an essential foundation for planetary health because the vast majority of terrestrial biodiversity is found within soil or is reliant on soils and 97% of the world’s food comes from agricultural soils. 

Aims of the conference:

  • through multidisciplinary discourse, we will review, develop and synthesise the concepts of soil security and planetary health, focusing on the role of soil in overall planetary health.
  • we will highlight to a wider audience key examples of threats to soil security and measures to improve soil security from across the planet.
  • from improved understanding generated through the conference, we aim to provide clearer measurement systems and policy frameworks for stewardship and sustainable use of the Earth’s

Registration and Call for papers will open at the end of March 2018. 

Full details on the conference website.

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10th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interaction at Low pH (10th PSILPH2018)

Event date: 
Monday, June 25, 2018 to Friday, June 29, 2018
Event venue: 
Palm Garden Hotel IOI Resort, Putrajaya, Malaysia
Event description: 

The Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia in association with Malaysia Society of Soil Science (MSSS), Department of Agriculture of Malaysia and Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI) , will be organizing the 10th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at Low pH (10th PSILPH) on June 25-29, 2018.

The main objective of the symposium is to address issues related to sustainable food production on soils with low pH, with the intention of achieving environmental sustainability.

In tropical regions of the globe, soils with low pH are very common due to the prevailing weather conditions of high temperature and high rainfall all the year round. Low pH soils can cause injuries to the plant root systems, inhibiting overall plant growth. Agriculture and agronomic practices are continuously being developed and/or improved to overcome the problems, facing growers without necessarily neglecting the environment.

In line with the symposium theme “Achieving Sustainable Food Production on Acid Soils, the 10th PSILPH aims to gather researchers, scientists, experts and academicians in the field of soil science, plant physiology and others to share and discuss the latest research findings and thoughts on current status of agriculture production and practices; thus, ensuring food security and environmental sustainability.

Further information and registration details


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Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources in relation to Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.

Event date: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 to Friday, March 16, 2018
Event venue: 
Obafemi Awolowo University, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, NIGERIA
Event description: 

The 42nd Annual Soil Science Society of Nigeria Conference aims to bring together scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Sustainable Management of Soil and Water Resources in relation to Food Security, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.  


Call for Papers is now Open

The Papers from original research works relating to soil science, environmental studies, agronomy, water resources and climate change among other relevant professional disciplines and based on the conference themes and sub-themes are welcomed from researchers and scholars for oral or poster presentation during the conference technical sessions. Papers are expected to conform to the format acceptable to the Nigerian Journal of Soil Science. The manuscript should be prepared in English and double line spaced with Times Romans font size 12.

For full details and to submit please visit the website

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