General Science and Sustainability
Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas
The first global synthesis on soil biodiversity and its importance to our living world.
Society of Nematologists
International organization to advance the science of nematology
Women in Polar Science
Women scientists working in Polar Regions
National Science Foundation
One of the premier funding agencies for scientific research in the US
CSU School of Global Environmental Sustainability
Colorado State University’s sustainability organization, under the direction of Dr. Diana Wall
Ecological Society of America
The organization uniting ecological researchers across the US
Page of links relevant to soil biology and ecology
Water Conservation tips
A collection of links on water conservation tips
Our blog covering each Antarctic field season
Polar Soils Blog
Track the adventures of Becky Ball as she and her team research soil ecology in Antarctica
The homepage for the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research site
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
The US organization responsible for interfacing with the greater global Antarctic research community
NSF Office of Polar Programs
The division of the US National Science Foundation responsible for funding Arctic and Antarctic research
Homepage of the Priscu lab at Montana State University.
One of our collaborators on the McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER project
Raytheon Polar Services
The current company providing logistical support for Antarctic research
Latitudinal Gradient Project
Collaborative framework uniting work investigating the Victoria Land coast of Antarctica
Geographic Names Information System: Antarctica
Database of recognized names of Antarctic geographical features
USGS TerraWeb: Antarctica Internet Resources
Mapping resources for Antarctica, maintained by the US Geological Survey
Teachers Experiencing Antarctica
Archival site for the Teachers Experiencing Antarctica program
International Polar Year (IPY)
Archive site for the concentrated, interdisciplinary polar research program from March 2007-March 2009
Soil Biodiversity Sites
International Soil Metagenome Sequencing Consortium. A research coordination network (RCN) supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF)
Increasing the understanding of the role of soil biodiversity in ecosystem functioning
Soil Biodiversity Portal
Sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Life in the soil-The Relationship Between Agriculture and Soil Organisms
From the Cooperative Research Centre for Soil and Land Management, Adelaide, Australia.
Correcting Estimates Of Root Chemical Composition For Soil Contamination
Details of a program developed by Bill Hunt, Dan Ruess and Ted Elliott at NREL.
GCTE SOMNET database:
“A Global Network and Database of Soil Organic Matter Models and Long-Term Experimental Datasets”.
Long-Term Soil-Ecosystem Studies
The website’s goal is to expand observations and synthesis of global soil change by promoting long-term soil-ecosystem studies (LTSEs).
Global Soil Map
A global, collaborative effort to make a digital soil map covering the entire planet.
Life Under Your Feet
An omnibus site containing information on numerous aspects of soil ecology, education and data resources.
A website for 4th-6th grade students that presents basic concepts of soil biology which sustain their lives.
Soil Biological Communities
A website for high school and older students, and adults that describes the functions, interaction, and importance of soil organisms.
Soil Biology Primer
A 54 pg. booklet available from the Soil and Water Conservation Society.
Environmental Literacy Council – Soil
Descriptions of soils and soil ecosystems and links to U.S. and international data.
Sustainable Soil Management
Informational guide produced by ATTRA (Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas).
Introduction to soil quality maintained by USDA-NRCS Soil Quality Institute.
Soil Quality Information Sheets
Illustrated fact sheets prepared by USDA-NRCS. Fourteen titles available (in .pdf format) including topics such as Organic Matter, Aggregate Stability, and Soil Biodiversity.
Soil Science Society of America
The Official Web Site for the Soil Science Society of America. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) is the professional home for over 6,000 professionals throughout the world dedicated to the advancement of soil science.
Soil Ecology Society
Become a member of the Soil Ecology Society here
Soil Ecology and Restoration Group (SERG)
Based out of the Center for Conservation Biology at the University of California-Riverside.
U.S. National Committee for Soil Science
The U.S. National Committee for Soil Science (USNC/SS) represents the interests of the U.S. soil science community in the International Union of Soil Sciences
Australian Environmental Resources Information Network (ERIN)
Interactive species distribution reporting, mapping and modelling
CSIRO-Division of Soils
Contains link to pages dealing with soil biodiversity and agriculture
US Bureau of Land Management
Find more information about the US Bureau of Land Management here
18th World Congress of Soil Science
July 9-15, 2006