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Dr Tracy Valentine

Dr Tracy Valentine

Tracy Valentine

 +44 (0)344 928 5428

James Hutton Institute
Errol Road


Tracy is a Root Biologist at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee. Her current research interests include:

  • Root trait responses to soil physical conditions, including changes in border cell production, exudate production, changes in root meristem and overall root structure.  
  • Variation in responses to physical constraints between barley mutants and cultivars.
  • Utilisation of confocal microscopy and computer vision techniques to develop tools for measuring cell expansion and root elongation.

Leading Ideas

  • Agricultural Systems and Land Management
  • Crop and grassland production and disease control
  • Sustainable Land Management
  • Novel Crops

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.1 - Crop and Grassland Production and Disease Control
  • 2.1.7 Plant-soil-water interactions
  • 2.1.8 Novel crops
  • 2.3 - Productive and Sustainable Land Management
  • 2.3.4 Sustainable soil and water management
  • 2.3.8 Alternative approaches to sustainable land management