Soil Science

Soil science deals with soil as a natural resource on the surface of the earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils per se; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils. There are different types of soils like Sandy, Silty, Clay, and Saline Soil etc. All soils originate, directly or indirectly, from solid rocks in the Earth's crust. Soil is the material found on the surface of the earth that is composed of organic and inorganic material.  Soil is the biologically active, structured porous medium that has developed below the continental land surface on our planet. Soils are a fantastically complex environment, teeming with life and supporting our most fundamental environmental processes. Soil contains a variety of substances. In a well-managed western soil, usually around 50% percent of the soil’s volume is composed of solid particles, while the other 50% is empty space. The branches of soil science, such as pedology are used as synonymous with soil science.

Relevant Conferences:

5th International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change Conference, July25-27,2016Bangkok, Thailand; 5th International Conference on Biodiversity Conference, March 10-12, 2016 Madrid, Spain; 2nd Global Geologists Annual Meeting, July 11-12, 2016 Brisbane, Australia; Global Summit on Geosciences, October 06-07, 2016 Miami, USA; 3rd International Conference on Geology, April 21-22, 2016 Dubai, UAE; 5th EUROSOIL International Congress, July 17-22, 2016, Istanbul, Turkey; International Conference on Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Land Use, May 31 –June 2, 2016, Budapest, Hungary; International Conference on Advances in Soil Sciences, May 2-5, 2016, Alexandria, Egypt; International Conference-Exhibition on Soils, Sediment and Water, March 15-17, 2016, Lille, France; 8th International Acid Sulphate Soil Conference, July 17-23, 2016, Maryland, USA.

The global spectrometry market increased from $7.8 billion in 2011 to $8.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $14.8 billion in 2017, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.7% for the forecast period of 2012 to 2017.


Soil occupies the pedosphere, one of Earth's spheres that the geosciences use to organize the Earth conceptually. This is the conceptual perspective of Pedology and Edaphology, the two main branches of soil science. Pedology is the study of soil in its natural setting. Edaphology is the study of soil in relation to soil-dependent uses. Both branches apply a combination of soil physics, soil chemistry, and soil biology.

  • Genesis of soil landscapes
  • Soil fertility/plant nutrition
  • Soil ecology
  • Soil conservation
  • Soil microbiology

Related Conference of Soil Science

October 24-26, 2016

World Conference on Climate Change

Valencia, Spain
July 6-8, 2017

5rd Global Geologists Annual Meeting

Bangkok, Thailand
July 20-21, 2017

2nd World Congress on GIS and Remote Sensing

Munich, Germany
September 04-05, 2017

3rd World Congress on GIS and Remote Sensing

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Dec 4-5, 2017

Annual Congress on Soil Sciences

Madrid, Spain

Soil Science Conference Speakers

Recommended Sessions

Related Journals

Are you interested in