Invitation to Attend

You are invited to attend ‘Soil Change Matters’ an international workshop concerned with the scientific investigation of changes in soil and their effect on critical soil functions and ecosystem services.


The workshop is hosted by the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries, and supported by Soil Science Australia and the following Working Groups of the International Union of Soil Sciences - Global Soil Change, Soil Monitoring, Proximal Soil Sensing, and Digital Soil Mapping.


The workshop is designed to bring together practitioners in policy, science and management to address the questions –
• What is changing in soil?
• Why does it matter (impact, extent, critical thresholds, system collapse) or does it? Who cares and who pays?
• How do we measure change and are we monitoring important changes?
• How fast are changes occurring and expected to occur?
• Should anything be done about these changes  - science understanding, technical ability to measure and monitor change, policies for intervention or prevention.

Who should attend?

• Researchers engaged in measurement, monitoring and mapping of critical soil properties
• Policy makers concerned with the future of environmental resources, in particular the soil
• Land managers and farmers seeking better understanding of interactions between management and soil quality
• Students of soil science, agriculture, forestry, and environmental sciences generally
• Authorities responsible for the administering of regulation of land use and reporting on environmental condition
• Suppliers of technical and laboratory services

Please click here to view the workshop themes.

We look forward to seeing you at Soil Change Matters in 2014.

Please check the website regularly as it will be updated as planning proceeds.

International Union of
Soil Sciences
Hosted by the Department
of Environment and Primary Industries

Photo Credit

Lightning photo by David Marland




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National Soil Science Conference 2014, MCG, Melbourne, Victoria, 23 - 27 November 2104

Sponsors & Supporters

Gold Sponsors

Co-operative Research Programme on Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors


Important Dates

Call for Papers Opens June 2013
Registration Opens May 2013
Papers Due 31 Oct 2013
Acceptance Notification 29 Nov 2013
Presenter Registration Due 16 Dec 2013
Early-bird Closes 16 Dec 2013