EVENT #11 QLD Branch One day Training Course Understanding Soil Features for Soil Management Friday 22 August 2014 at the University of Queensland St Lucia campus Hartley Teakle Building Cost $600 Limit of 15 participants. Formore information contact Gillian Kopittke email@example.com or visit the Queensland Branch Upcoming Events page or to book using the direct booking link
EVENT #15 QLD Branch Dinner and Annual General Meeting Friday 22 August 2014 6.45 pm at Gip's Restaurant at Clifford House Toowoomba
For more information contact Gillian Kopittke via email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Queensland Branch Upcoming Events page Register via direct booking link
EVENT #17 NSW Branch Harald Jensen Lecture 19th September - Associate Professor Balwant Singh will deliver the 2014 Harald Jensen Lecture – “Training soil scientists for the 21st century.” Starting at 5.30pm with drinks and canapés, with the lecture to be delivered from 6.30pm, the lecture will be followed by a dinner at your own expense at a local restaurant from 8.30pm. The lecture will be ‘live-streamed’ from 6.30pm via a webinar link for those who would like to listen to the lecture but cannot make it to the venue at The University of Sydney. The evening of the Harald Jensen Lecture will also coincide with the presentation of the 2013 C.G. Stephens PhD Award in Soil Science to Dr Brendan Malone. The venue is the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, The University of Sydney Room 422, Level 4, Biomedical Building C81 1 Central Avenue, Australian Technology Park Eveleigh, 2015, Australia (ATP Transport and Parking information). Cost is $30 per Person, Soil Science Australia student members attendance is free of charge. Register via this link
EVENT #24 WA Branch Annual Boodja Lecture September 19 2014. Lecture to be given by Emeritus Prof. Alan Robson. Further information on the WA Branch Events page.
iven by Emeritus Prof. Alan RobsonAn invitation will be sent out to members next month.
EVENT #19 VIC Branch Soil Erosion Refresher Field Day 26th September - to be held in northern Victoria with presentations from Mark Imhof, David Rees, Brad Costin and Clem Sturmfels. An invitation will be sent out to members soon.
EVENT #20 SA Branch Teakle Lecture September 2014. An invitation will be sent out to members later this month.
EVENT #23 QLD BRANCH Combined Student Night with ACLCA and AGLA September 18 Soil Science Australia (Qld branch) will be holding a student night to provide some first hand information to students about the range of environmental careers potentially available to them, with some finger food and networking opportunities on the side. More information
EVENT #21 SA Branch SA Pioneers in Soil Science Lecture October 2014. An invitation will be sent out to members next month.
EVENT #22 VIC Branch Leeper Memorial Lecture 21st November 2014. Soils in fire-prone ecosystems – where does all the charcoal go? Is the title of the 2014 Leeper Lecture to be given by Prof Heike Knicker, Spain. The lecture will be held at the University of Melbourne with dinner afterwards at the Melbourne University Graduate House. The Lecture is part of the Deans Lecture series for the newly formed Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science. An invitation will be sent to members next month.
EVENT #18 Soil Science Australia 2014 National Soils Conference November 23rd - 27th 2014. Organised by the Victorian Branch the conference includes the Early Career Workshop, Fundamentals Exam, CPSS Workshop, Student Soil Judging Competition along with the conference program of plenary, oral and poster sessions. Register via Online Registration Link
2015 European Conference/Field Trip September 8-15 2015. Abstracts invited + registration for travel for entire/part of cruise with Evergreen Tours now open. Click this link for the preliminary flyer.
2015 Soils Calendar to celebrate soils from around the world. Please email your photographs to email@example.com
eARTh project website launched http://www.theearthproject.com.au/ Sponsors and supporters welcomed.
Profile NEWSLETTER August edition is in press. Please send contributions for the December issue of Profile to firstname.lastname@example.org - reports, stories, photgraphs welcome, before November 15.
2014 National Soil Conference
2014 Society Award winners to be announced at the 2014 National Soil Conference. 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)
SUBMISSIONS 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