ISRIC has collected and described four new soil monoliths from Surinam for its soil reference collection. These soils are representative of the four main landscapes of Surinam. A Thionic Gleysol was collected from the Young Coastal Plain, whereas the Old Coastal Plain was represented with a Haplic Plinthosol. The bleached sands of the Zanderij area yielded a Dystric Arenosol, and the Guyana Shield a Haplic Ferralsol.
The soil monolith collection was carried out in collaboration with the Anton de Kom University of Surinam.