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  Improving Soils = Improving Climate = Food Security = Resilience   Check out our new article – Networking our science to characterize the state, vulnerabilities, and management opportunities of soil organic matter Read article in Global Change Biology early view here. Read the press release here.  

Stanford, California, Feb 27 to March 3, 2017.  Fourteen scientists met to discuss and define research and data priorities for soil carbon science and for ISCN. Along with ISCN action group representatives and soil scientists with diverse research backgrounds, we drafted an article highlighting the converging needs of the soil carbon science and soil health communities… More

**January 2018 update: we will post the summary from AGU meetings at the end of this month! **December 7th, 2017 update: please note that if you signed up for the hackathon and/or the all-hands meeting and are not getting any emails from us, they might be going to your spam folder. For the all-hands meeting,… More


  ISCN and ISRIC sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) After a vote from our scientific steering group (6 voted yes, 1 voted no), we have signed a MOU with ISRIC. Read the MOU here.

We thank Luke Nave for his hard work and service as ISCN coordinator for the last 7 years and welcome two new co-coordinators! Katherine Todd-Brown (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) will focus on data aggregation and strategic vision, and Avni Malhotra (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) will focus on communications and strategic vision.   Avni is an… More

The agenda is now final for the pre-AGU ISCN meeting, to be held on Sunday, 11 December 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco! There is still time to complete the registration process for the meeting, so please follow this link if you plan to attend: <>   Agenda 8:30  Welcome and Overview by… More

Come take part! We have scheduled the FIRST ANNUAL ISCN all-day all-hands meeting on Sunday, 11 December at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco. We have reserved a room anticipating 100 participants. PLEASE RSVP by inserting this address into your web browser: Intercontinental Hotel, San Francisco   Agenda 8:30  ISCN Welcome and Overview… More

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In April 2016, ISCN Scientific Steering Group Chair Jennifer Harden initiated a survey to gain feedback from ISCN’s >400 members. Results of the survey can be viewed under Network Highlights

Late in 2014 a collaborative team of investigators from the University of Colorado, Oregon State University, Virginia Tech, the University of Michigan, and the USDA-Forest Service began a project supported by NSF (MacroSystems Biology, EF-1340681) to understand mechanisms of SOM stabilization and vulnerability at the continental scale. The project is making use of intact soil cores… More