About the Soil Ecology Society

Photo of Canyonlands Trip 2007

The Soil Ecology Society (SES) is an international professional organization dedicated to furthering the science and awareness of soil ecology and the importance of soils for human and environmental well-being.

The SES holds a biennial conference that addresses contemporary issues in the field of soil ecology, which provides a forum for soil ecologists, soil scientists, teachers of soil ecology, and members of related disciplines to share original research, participate in meeting symposia and workshops, and identify priorities for future research and outreach.

SES Mission Statement

The Soil Ecology Society (SES) is an international professional organization dedicated to furthering the science, education and awareness of soil ecology and the importance of soils for human and environmental well-being.


Commitment to Diversity

Just as healthy soils rely on interactive networks of incredibly diverse organisms, SES depends on all dimensions of human diversity. SES actively promotes participation and inclusion of all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, cultural background, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation, professional status, geographic location, and all other characteristics that make our members unique. We strive to cultivate a scientific society of excellence built on mentorship, encouragement, tolerance, and mutual respect. SES is committed to proactively rejecting and denouncing prejudice and stereotyping whenever it is encountered in the Society or the profession.