JOB ADVERTISMENT #55 - Research Officer, Soil Nutritional Chemistry, Wagga Wagga NSW. Click here for further details
2014 BRANCH ACTIVITY #4 - Seminar and Discussion 'Practical experiences of implenting soil monitoring in the UK - from microbes to mountain tops with Dr Helaina Black, The James Hutton Institute, Vice President of the British Society of Soil Science. March 14 University of Melbourne. Further details via the Vic Branch Activities page
20th World Congress of Soil Science - Korea
Congratulations to the winners of the following 2013 Society awards
LJH Teakle Award Dr Robert E Holloway (SA) CG Stephens PhD Award in Soil Science Dr Brendan P Malone (NSW) Australian Society of Soil Science Inc. Publication Medal Dr Raj Setia (SA) JA Prescott Medal of Soil Science Dr Gordon (Jock) Churchman (SA)
SUBMISSION BY THE SOCIETY
CPSS response to the Soil Advocate Questions (June 2013)
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Members registering for the first time need to follow the steps below
The Society has begun using a new membership management system that will allow members to manage their details online. The system has been tested for several weeks and has been easy to use. The membership data has been transferred successfully and a pilot test saw data easily retrieved and updated.
All members have been sent an email containing registration instructions and personal login details. Please contact the federal office if you require this information to be resent.
Currently you can login and change your details online and select if you wish to appear on the membership directory. Future updates will allow you to access the newsletter electronically, upload OPD diaries, register for events and pay subscription dues online. Feel welcome to explore the system but please understand that we will roll it out slowly one feature at a time; only the membership information is loaded at this point in time.
To access your member profile you need to register online as follows:
1. Open a web browser and go to
2. Click on the “Register” button on the top right hand corner
3. Enter the following information (taken from your existing profile) exactly as shown below into each of the four cells. The code and other details are in the registration email sent to you. Take care not to add spaces or change capitals with the text you enter or you will be denied access..
Member Code First name Last name Postcode
Don’t worry if you think one or two of the above pieces of information are not entirely correct – enter the information “as is”, you can fix it once your login to your member profile. The best way to enter the information is to copy and paste the text making sure you do not have any additional space after the text.
After you have registered you can login. The username for the login will be your membership number preceded by a capital S. User numbers have been expanded to 5 digits by adding zero in front of the number. eg member AO 645 is now S00645 or AS 1894 is now S01894 and AR 145 is now S00145. You will be asked to change your password on your first login. Please record this information in a safe place.
After you log in you can check and edit your details by clicking either the “My Membership” or “My Details” button. Both icons take you to the Membership Self Service Portal where you can select “My Details”. One of the features that we hope will be invaluable is the Member Directory. Years ago the Society printed a list of members and circulated it to all financial members with the current Rules. Due to changes in privacy laws we have been reluctant to print and distribute lists of members to members however we believe the member directory is a way to safely provide these details. Currently the default is set as opt out. If you would like to be displayed in the member directory please go to My Details and select No in the Opt Out.
Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak body for soil scientists across Australia, and seeks to advance soil science in the professional, academic and technical fields. It is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences.
Members work in government departments, research organisations, universities and private enterprise and reside across Australia and overseas. Members belong to one of seven Branches, each of which organises a separate program of activities annually. The Federal Council coordinates and oversees this federation of branches.
If you are involved professionally in any aspect of soil science, or simply have a keen interest in soil and soil science, you may apply for membership to the Society. Certified Professional Soil Scientist accreditation, CPSS, is available to suitably qualified and experienced members of the Society.
If you are looking for work as a soil scientist you may like to visit the web page listing Soil Science Employment Opportunities. You are welcome to download the latest Newsletter, conference proceedings and other relevant soil information via the Downloads Page.
The 20th World Congress of Soil Science, Soils Embrace Life and Universe, will be held in JeJu Korea from June 8 - 13 2014. The National Soil Conference is in Melbourne in November 2014 and the Soil Change Matters Workshop is in March 2014