buried paleosol at 
Montalcino (central Italy). 
The soil lays in 
between lacustrine 
lower Pliocene deposits.

The mission of Palaeopedology Commission is to promote cooperative research by Soil Scientists and Quaternary geologists that will increase our knowledge of past environments derived from paleosols. The method is to compare the properties of dated paleosols and paleosol sequences with those of modern soils that are related to the known climate and other environmental factors

Dr. Daniela Sauer
Institute of Soil Science and Land Evaluation, Hohenheim University
l-Wolff-Str. 27 D-70599 Stuttgart, Germany
Phone: +49 711 459 22935
Fax: +49 711 459 23114
e-mail: d-sauer@uni-hohenheim.de:
Dr. Sergey Sedov
Institute of Geology UNAM University City 
C.P. 04510, Mexico City 
Phone: +5255 56224267 
Fax: +5255 56224317
 e-mail: serg_sedov@yahoo.com

Dr. Alexander O. Makeev

Institute of Ecological Soil Science, Moscow University,
Vorobyovy Goru, 119899,
Moscow, Russia
Phone: +7 095 930 8952
Fax: +7 095 930 8963
e-mail: makeevao@gmail.com 

ECHo-Soil: Environmental and Cultural Heritage of Soil