SOC-DRaHR: new code repository

Led by ISCN data co-ordinator Kathe Todd-Brown, the purpose of the Soil Organic Carbon Data Rescue and Harmonization Repository (SOC-DRaHR) is to collect harmonization scripts for data sets related to soil carbon.

Find out more and contribute at:

ISCN article in Global Change Biology

Improving Soils = Improving Climate = Food Security = Resilience

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.


ISCN winter workshop highlights

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 and the way forward for ISCN.

Read the EoS meeting report here!



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.

ISCN has new co-coordinators!

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 ecosystem ecologist and biogeochemist. Her research is on ecosystem carbon cycling and its interaction with ecosystem structure and environmental factors.

Kathe is a computational biogeochemist with a focus on soil carbon dynamics across scales and passionate about reproducible open science.