International Members

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.  

Latest posts

Soil Science Australia - Basic Soils Refresher Training

Event date: 
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Event venue: 
Waite Campus, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA
Event description: 

Learn from Bernie Powell CPSS and Dennis Baker, two of Australia’s most experienced soil professionals. 

This one-day intensive course is an introduction to soils, their uses, formation, components, structure and texture.

The course features basic soil chemistry theory/practice using relevant case studies, problem solving and a hands-on field session.

 A Statement of Attendance will be provided upon successful course completion.

New members and non-members are welcome to attend.


• Soils & landscapes

• Soil chemistry

• Dispersive, sodic & saline soils

• Contamination issues

• Field tests & soil texturing

• Describing soils

• Classification

• Specific content on local soils

• Soil pit practical session


  • Members  $260
  • Non-members $350
  • Students $120



Groups audience: 

8th International Crop Science Congress

Event date: 
Sunday, June 21, 2020 to Thursday, June 25, 2020
Event venue: 
PrairieLand Park, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, SJ7 0S6, Canada
Event description: 



On behalf of the International Crop Science Society, you are invited to participate in the 8th International Crop Science Congress (ICSC) that will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada from June 21 - 25, 2020. This congress will address basic and applied aspects of plant and crop sciences as they relate to strategies to develop unique, sustainable, agricultural systems having the capacity to support animal and human health, on a global scale, while being mindful of our custodial responsibilities towards the well-being of our planet Earth. 

The scientific program will incorporate a combination of research presentations, poster sessions, position papers, discussion forums addressing strategic planning, and workshops. In addition, there will be field trips to various prairie-related agricultural systems. ICSC Goals: Enhancement of international collaborative networks with capacities, through research and technology transfer, to develop future cropping systems adapted to specific environmental and geographical challenges that improve global food security. 


  • Integrate and apply knowledge from crop science to relevant global problems 
  • Present and discuss crop science research developments and implications
  • Develop recommendations for future thrusts in research, development, and technology transfer 
  • Evaluate future scientific and educational needs and directions of crop-based agriculture
  • Initiate and nurture international scientific and educational partnerships

Saskatchewan is home to more than 40% of Canada’s cultivated farmland – some of the most productive land in the world. Saskatchewan’s diverse agriculture and agri-food sector has an international reputation for high-quality food and ingredients. The province is Canada’s largest agri-food products exporter. Projections show that food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population.

We are working to strengthen Saskatchewan's agricultural leadership with new science, technology and policies to help feed a hungry world adequately, safely and sustainably.


Abstract submissions are all on-line, through the abstract portal (ABSTRACT PORTAL)

  • Submissions open: October 1, 2019
  • Submissions to be considered for oral presentations close: February 28, 2020
  • Submissions for poster presentations close: May 15, 2020



Groups audience: 

New Zealand Trace Element Group (NZTEG) conference

Event date: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 to Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Event venue: 
Avantidrome, 15 Hanlin Road, Cambridge, New Zealand
Event description: 

Hosted by: University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand

Optional workshop on Wednesday 12 February 2020

The Trace Elements Conference will offer the best opportunity to present and discuss your results to a broad audience from the trace element community in New Zealand, and overseas. It will also be a forum to see the latest technology from a number of instrument manufacturers. Come and network with other New Zealand researchers and practitioners in the trace elements area.

The 2019 conference will be a great way for researchers interested in trace elements to:

  • Find out what other New Zealand researchers are up to
  • Form and renew professional links and research partnerships
  • Present research and monitoring results
  • Seek valuable feedback on research projects – ideals for students
  • Identify possible examiners – a great opportunity for supervisors
  • Learn about the latest analytical techniques and approaches and who has relevant instrumentation for your research
  • Hear and/or contribute to central government policy initiatives

We have agreed on a panel discussion for the workshop (Feb 12th).

It would be great to hear from those interested in attending the workshop what topics you would like to see covered. This will enable us to find suitable panel members to cross all areas of interest. Suggestions can be sent to Amanda French (  

Registration is $300 for the full two days (excluding accommodations) and $100 for students before 13 December 2019 (increases to $350 and $150 after 13 Dec for working and student rate, respectively). Lunch will be included for both days and an evening function will be held on 10 February.

  • Abstract submission opens: June 3rd, 2019
  • Early bird registration opens: June 3rd, 2019
  • Abstract submission closes: November 29th, 2019
  • Early bird registration closes: December 13th, 2019


Groups audience: 

IBI Biochar World Congress 2019

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

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

Groups audience: 

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:

Groups audience: 

Soil Science Conference of Malaysia (SOILS 2019)

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 to Thursday, April 18, 2019
Event venue: 
Hotel Equatorial, Melaka, Malaysia
Event description: 


​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

Groups audience: 

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
Event description: 

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.

Groups audience: 


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

Groups audience: 

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

Groups audience: 

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.

Groups audience: