At an emotional ceremony on Sept. 23, Prof. Rattan Lal (Ohio State University) was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree at TU Dresden by the Rector, Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, and the Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Prof. Karl-Heinz Feger.
IUSS President, Prof. Rainer Horn, will receive a Honorary Doctorate from the Faculty of Agriculture of the Banat University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with the Romanian National Society of Soil Science on 23-24 November 2015.
Lincoln, Neb.—On October 20, 2015, the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) updated soil data for 2,706 soil survey areas. The spatial (soil polygons, lines and points) and tabular (physical and chemical properties data and interpretive information) for all soil survey areas are available free from Web Soil Survey (WSS) at http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/.
The European Society of Soil Conservation (ESSC) is offering 2 grants of 500 euros (each) to 2 young researchers (under 35 years old) to support their participation in the ESSC International Conference in Romania in June 2016.
Application for the grant must be made by 31st January 2016. The application form is here
Dr Jack Hannam (Senior Research Fellow in Pedology at Cranfield University) will be representing the British Society of Soil Science at "Are We Looking After Our Soil?", a discussion meeting organised by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee on Thursday 3rd November 2015 from 5.30pm.