The Czech Society of Soil Science – past and present


The Czech Society of Soil Science was founded on 23rd November 1994 in Brno, at the meeting of the Commission for Soil Science under the Czech Academy of Agricultural Science. The CSSS professes the tradition and results of Czech soil science, which attained considerable renown, even on an international scale, as early as the turn of the 20th century. To this day, specialist literature includes the names of Prof. J. Kopecký, Dr. J. Spirhanzl, Prof. V. Novák and others, whose work has been followed by numerous prominent soil scientists in their research and practical application of knowledge. The CSSS also follows on from the longstanding activity of the Czechoslovak Academy of Agriculture (established in 1924 to support research work and to popularize scientific knowledge and its application), and of its successor – the contemporary Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, especially its Soil Science Department, whose activities the CSSS supplements and extends.

After 20 years of activity the CSSS now incorporates more than 120 experts from research institutions, universities and businesses, covering individual soil-related specialist topics. The CSSS focuses mainly on:

    
  • lecturing, organising seminars, conferences and specialist excursions
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  • representing its members and organizations at national and international level
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  • cooperation between individual organizations in soil research and related topics
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  • expert work and consultancy in the field of soil science and soil conservation

  • An outstanding example of CSSS activities can be seen in its “Soil Science Days” - an annual national conference which is held alternately in the Czech Republic and Slovakia by the CSSS and Societas pedologica slovaca (Slovak Society of Soil Science) respectively. The conference provides an opportunity to meet, exchange knowledge and take stock.


    The Czech Society of Soil Science is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS), the European confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS) and the Council of Scientific Societies of the Czech Republic. The CSSS has been the organiser or co-organiser, for example, of a joint CSSS and SSSA conference in 2001 (Prague), Pedometrics 2011 (Třešť), Eurosoil 2008 (Vienna) and Dan Yaalon Symposia 2015 (Vienna).


    CSSS activities are coordinated by a Presidium elected for 4 years. Its members in individual electoral terms were / are:

    Leadership CSSS from 2019 to 2022

    Leadership:
    Prof. Dr. Ing. Bořivoj Šarapatka, CSc., President
    Prof. Dr. Ing. Luboš Borůvka, Vice-president
    Prof. Ing. Jiří Kulhavý, CSc., Vice-president
    Dr. Ing. Milan Sáňka, Secretary
    Dr. Ing. Přemysl Fiala
    Prof. Ing. Radka Kodešová, CSc.
    Ing. Jana Konečná, Ph.D.
    Ing. Vít Penížek, Ph.D.
    Doc. RNDr. Lubica Pospíšilová, CSc.
    Doc. Ing. Radim Vácha, Ph.D.
    RNDr. Anna Žigová, CSc.

    Control Committee:
    Ing. Jana Janderková
    Doc. Ing. Jana Podhrázská, Ph.D.
    Ing. Jan Vopravil, Ph.D.

    Tresurer: Ing. Ivana Galušková, Ph.D.


    Leadership CSSS from 2015 to 2018:

    Prof. Dr. Ing. Bořivoj Šarapatka, CSc., President
    Prof. Ing. Josef Kozák, DrSc., dr.h.c., Vice-president
    Prof. Ing. Jiří Kulhavý, CSc., Vice-president
    Dr. Ing. Milan Sáňka, Secretary
    Ivana Galušková, Tresurer

    Prof. Dr. Ing. Luboš Borůvka
    Prof. Ing. Radka Kodešová, CSc.
    Ing. Pavel Novák, CSc.
    Doc. Ing. Vít Penížek, Ph.D.
    Doc. RNDr. Lubica Pospíšilová, Ph.D.
    Doc. Ing. Radim Vácha, Ph.D.
    RNDr. Anna Žigová, CSc.

    Doc. Ing. Vít Penížek, Ph.D., Auditing Committee
    Doc. Ing. Radim Vácha, Ph.D., Auditing Committee

    Leadership CSSS from 2011 to 2014:

    Prof. Ing. Josef Kozák, DrSc., dr.h.c., President
    Prof. Ing. Jiří Kulhavý, CSc., Vice-president
    Dr. Ing. Milan Sáňka, Secretary
    Ivana Galušková, Tresurer

    Prof. Dr. Ing. Luboš Borůvka
    Prof. Dr. Ing. Bořivoj Šarapatka, CSc.
    RNDr. Luděk Šefrna, CSc.
    RNDr. Anna Žigová, CSc.
    Ing. Pavel Novák, CSc.
    Dr. Ing. Vítězslav Hybler

    Ing. Jana Konečná – Auditing Committee
    Ing. Radim Vácha, Ph.D. – Auditing Committee

    Leadership CSSS from 2007 to 2010:

    Prof. Ing. Jiří Kulhavý, CSc., President
    Prof. Ing. Josef Kozák, DrSc., Vice-president
    Dr. Ing. Milan Sáňka, Secretary
    Eliška Tučková, Tresurer

    Prof. Ing. Alois Prax, CSc.
    Ing. Pavel Novák, CSc.
    Prof. Dr. Ing. Bořivoj Šarapatka, CSc.
    RNDr. Luděk Šefrna, CSc.
    RNDr. Anna Žigová, CSc.
    Prof. Dr. Ing. Luboš Borůvka

    Ing. Jana Konečná (Uhlířová) – Auditing Committee
    Ing. Radim Vácha, Ph.D. – Auditing Committee

    Leadership CSSS from 2003 to 2006:

    Prof. Ing. Jiří Kulhavý, CSc., President
    Prof. Ing. Josef Kozák, DrSc., Vice-president
    Dr. Ing. Milan Sáňka, Secretary
    Eliška Tučková, Tresurer

    Prof. RNDr. Jan Němeček, DrSc.
    Prof. Ing. Alois Prax, CSc.
    Ing. Pavel Novák, CSc.
    Prof. Dr. Ing. Bořivoj Šarapatka, CSc.
    RNDr. Anna Žigová, CSc.
    Prof. Dr. Ing. Luboš Borůvka

    Ing. Radim Vácha, Ph.D. – Auditing Committee
    Ing. Světlana Zlatušková, CSc. – Auditing Committee

    Leadership CSSS from 1998 to 2002:

    Prof. Ing. Josef Kozák, DrSc., President
    Doc. Ing. Jiří Kulhavý, CSc., Vice-president
    Doc. Dr. Ing. Luboš Borůvka, Secretary
    Eliška Tučková, Tresurer

    Ing. Karel B. Březina
    Dr. Ing. Jaromír Macků
    Prof. RNDr. Jan Němeček, DrSc.
    Ing. Pavel Novák, CSc.
    Dr. Ing. Milan Sáňka
    RNDr. Anna Žigová, CSc.

    Prof. Ing. Rostislav Ledvina, CSc. – Auditing Committee
    Ing. Světlana Zlatušková, CSc. – Auditing Committee