Soil Science Australia – Who We Are
The Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated, known as Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit, professional association for soil scientists and people interested in the responsible management of Australia’s soil resources. Soil Science Australia supports soil scientists and promotes the importance of soil as a finite resource. Some members are students, some are at the start of their careers while others are highly regarded experts in Australia and internationally. We have seven branches and are governed by an elected Federal Council. Each branch has its own committee responsible for organising local educational, professional development and networking events. Soil Science Australia is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) and contributes to the National Committee on Soil and Terrain (NCST).
Soil Science Australia’s governing body is the Federal Council, consisting of the Executive Committee, the President of each of the seven branches, and the Chair of the Certified Professional Soil Scientist Board.
Soil Science Australia is incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act 1991 of the Australian Capital Territory. The current Statement of Purposes and Rules was revised and agreed at the 2020 Annual General Meeting.
2021 Federal Council
|New South Wales||Dr Katharine Brown CPSS|
|Riverina||Dr Jason Condon|
|South Australia||Ms Emily Leyden|
|Tasmania||Mrs Robyn Doyle|
|Victoria||Dr Samantha Grover CPSS|
|Western Australia||Mr Henry Smolinski|
|Queensland||Dr Maryam Esfandbod|
|CPSS Board Chair||Dr JP Cumming CPSS GAICD|
|Soils in Schools||Mr Michael Walker EO FIML FGIA MAICD|
|Training Committee||Mr Bernie Powell CPSS-AusSS|
|Calendar Committee||Dr Aaditi Dang|
|Committee Chair||Mr Bernie Powell CPSS-AusSS|
|Assoc Prof Vanessa Wong CPSS|
|Prof John McLean Bennett CPSS|
|Assoc Prof Lisa Lobry de Bruyn CPSS|
|Dr Bahwana Bhatta|
|Mrs Kristie Williams|
|Dr Andrew Biggs CPSS|
2021 CPSS Board
|CPSS Board Members|
|Chair||Dr John Paul Cumming CPSS GAICD|
|Mr Simon Buchanan CPSS|
|Dr Andrew Biggs CPSS|
|Dr Richard Bell CPSS|
|CPSS Officer||Dr Katharine Brown CPSS|
Soil Science Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.