27 Feb 2019

Protecting Britain’s iconic oak trees and their biodiversity

The James Hutton Institute

"We hope our work will be useful to woodland managers as they work to conserve oak-associated biodiversity"

21 Feb 2019

Valuing our Life Support Systems 2019 summit: registrations open

The James Hutton Institute

"Natural capital is our ‘stock’ of geology, soil, air, water and all living organisms, providing fundamental life-support functions and underpinning the global economy"

20 Feb 2019

Scotland’s agriculture needs to improve its resilience, Hutton climate change researcher says

The James Hutton Institute

“The 21st century will be a period of considerable change and the next two decades are critical: either we achieve a ‘managed’ transition to sustainability, or we run the risk of an ‘event driven’ transition, which could be highly negative”

14 Feb 2019

Soft fruit growers told about Brexit impact and opportunities

The James Hutton Institute

“Brexit will have a very profound impact on Scottish agriculture, in terms of trade, labour supply and future support policy. However, change is required anyway, and Brexit should be the catalyst for change, not the reason for it”

13 Feb 2019

Three path-breaking farms shortlisted for NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

The James Hutton Institute

“These three farms show a unique approach to the daunting tasks of gaining access to land, markets, and capital that most new entrants endure”

12 Feb 2019

New plant breeder’s rights partnership between James Hutton Limited and IPRIS

The James Hutton Institute

“We are delighted to be working with IPRIS and combining our expertise to enable us to offer a comprehensive range of services to our clients”

11 Feb 2019

Celebrating Hutton Women in Science

The James Hutton Institute

“We hope our booklet inspires interest and contributes to a future generation of female scientists”

11 Feb 2019

Hutton expert contributes to new guidance for assessment of natural capital risk

The James Hutton Institute

"The importance of natural capital should never be underestimated. It is our ‘stock’ of geology, soil, air, water and all living organisms, providing fundamental life-support functions and underpinning the global economy"

8 Feb 2019

Now available: February 2019 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

"We'd love to hear what you think of it, so please send us your comments"

8 Feb 2019

Crop science at heart of new Scotland-Malaysia research collaboration

The James Hutton Institute

"This partnership represents a unique opportunity to realise scientific collaboration and technology exchange between Scotland and Malaysia"

6 Feb 2019

Feed the world, help the environment and make great beer: Cool Beans can do it all

The James Hutton Institute

“Some of the fascinating possibilities offered by pulses are the subject of close study by scientists at the James Hutton Institute, from their use in health foods for humans and animals to novel uses”

1 Feb 2019

Get digging! Best Soil in Show 2019 now open for entries

The James Hutton Institute

"Best Soil in Show highlights the importance of maintaining healthy soils and the many basic agricultural and ecological benefits they deliver"

31 Jan 2019

National Lottery funding boost for Cumbernauld environmental research

The James Hutton Institute

"We are delighted to be a part of this project working to improve Cumbernauld’s natural environment and help local people get involved with the nature on their doorstep"

30 Jan 2019

Scottish specialists team up to unlock water industry innovation

The James Hutton Institute

"The Water Test Network represents a unique partnership of organisations which is fully focused on supporting small to medium businesses to accelerate their innovations to market"

29 Jan 2019

New study examines impact of ecosystem management policies on monitoring and evaluation programmes

The James Hutton Institute

“To allow for improvement, it is important that future policies update monitoring programmes to reflect current ideas about nature and its interconnections with society; reconsider balance of effort on different topics and allow flexibility to fill any gaps; improve transparency of data and data uses, and enable par

25 Jan 2019

Innovative genetic technique to help achieve better barley

The James Hutton Institute

"We believe our new genotyping array will underpin global barley breeding for several years to come"

23 Jan 2019

Aberdeen team part of international research hub to tackle child stunting

The Rowett Institute

The University of Aberdeen is part of a new £19.76m research hub led by the London International Development Centre (LIDC) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) that aims to tackle the problem of stunting in children.

18 Jan 2019

Hutton chemical analysis contributes to study of pollutants in sheep livers

The James Hutton Institute

"The capability of our team to determine traces of environmental pollutants, including emerging contaminants, in complex matrices enables us to assess the potential risk of these pollutants to wildlife and human health"

11 Jan 2019

More fibre in your diet? Hutton science can help

The James Hutton Institute

"As part of the Institute’s recent Tay Cities International Barley Hub success, Hutton researchers are targeting alternative dietary fibres in barley and this could expand the use of barley in our diet besides whisky and beer"

9 Jan 2019

Potato scientists unravel genetics of tuber skin and flesh colour

The James Hutton Institute

"For the first time, we identified a specific miRNA in potato and demonstrated that a high level of it is strongly associated with purple skin and flesh colour"