Grants for Young Researchers



Jobs and Studentships


Soil Conservation Projects


Job Vacancy: Director BRIC

Winners of the two ESSC grants

Economic Costs of Soil Erosion – F.J.P.M. Kwaad

CONSOWA Spain – update

International Workshop, Latvia – update

New BSSS Group post called PhD studetship

Soil Science Conference, Czechia

International Workshop, Latvia – update

IV International Congress RISCOS, Portugal

Rural Development 2017, Kaunas, Lithuania

15th National Iranian Soil Society Congress



02. 04. 2017

Economic Costs of Soil Erosion

F.J.P.M. Kwaad



07. 11. 2016

Bioeconomy Photo Competition

For more details on the competition, please see the attached flyer and visit our website: http://commbebiz.eu/cbb-2017-photo-competition. The closing date is December 5th, 2016.

 (185 kB)


15. 8. 2016

Soil Museum / Museo del Suolo



20. 7. 2016

The World Soil Museum, ISRIC, Wageningen, The Netherlands



27. 5. 2016

The ESSC is a member of this network



3. 5. 2016

To create a global soil map of tea bag decomposition

We hereby invite you to participate and determine soil decomposition using the TBI method (Keuskamp et al 2013).

 (260 kB)


22. 3. 2016

Economic cost of soil erosion

Dear colleagues,

I would appreciate your comments on my website 'Economic costs of soil erosion':


Best wishes,

Frans Kwaad,

former lecturer in Geomorphology,

University of Amsterdam,

The Netherlands,



9. 12. 2015

Living in the Soil

A snail, a worm and a group of young people are some of the characters who star in ‘Living in the Soil,’ a comic produced in the context of ‘The International Year of Soils’ that aims to raise awareness about the most significant environmental and social issues related to soil and its need for protection. Through some 60 sketches, the authors report various aspects of the characteristics, functions and implications related to the use of this non-renewable resource. It reflects both the view of humans and the living organisms that inhabit soil. The comic, which is conceived as an educational resource, is aimed at children, the general public and  students at all educational levels.

The web-links are:

Introduction (in Spanish): http://www.suelos2015.es/materiales/comic/vivir-en-suelo

Comic in Spanish:


Comic in English:


Authors: Mª Pilar Jiménez Aleixandre, Estudio Tangaraño, María Teresa Barral Silva and Francisco Díaz-Fierros V. (2015). Co-ordination: Montserrat Díaz-Raviña

Contact address:

Montserrat Díaz Raviña

Instituto de Investigaciones Agrobiológicas de Galicia del CSIC (IIAG-CSIC)

Departamento de Bioquímica del Suelo

Apartado 122

15780 Santiago de Compostela




Report by:

José Luis Rubio

Centro de Investigaciones sobre Desertificación- CIDE

(CSIC, Universitat de Valencia, Generalitat Valenciana)

Carretera Moncada-Naquera Km 4,5

Apartado Oficial

46113 Moncada





24. 11. 2015

“Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life:" this was the core theme of ‘Expo Milano 2015’

Over six-months (1 May-31 October 2015), Milan became a  global showcase, where over 140 countries exhibited the best of their technology in assuring  healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its environmental equilibrium.

‘Expo Milano 2015’ provided a platform for the exchange of ideas and shared solutions on the theme of sustainable development. The cultural legacy of ‘Expo Milano 2015’ was the 'Charter of Milan.’ This is a participatory and shared document that calls on every citizen, association, company and institution to assume their responsibility in ensuring that the current and future generations can enjoy the right to food and to live in a sustainable environment.

The European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC) fully supports the Charter of Milan. The Charter was signed by ESSC President Professor Carmelo Dazzi (University of Palermo, Italy) on behalf of the ESSC.

The ‘Charter of Milan’ is available at:





Thought for the month

“No organization, no matter how adroit, can make money from a poisoned population and a dead planet” (Rob Holdway).

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