17 Sep 2019

Islands Revival Declaration points to evidence of population turnaround in Scottish islands

The James Hutton Institute

“Our intention is to facilitate discussion between communities, local and Scottish Government, island businesses and international experts, to identify ways in which policy can best support positive population trends in the islands”

13 Sep 2019

IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award for Professor Maria Nijnik

The James Hutton Institute

"I am delighted that IUFRO have recognised the importance of social innovation and entrepreneurship in forestry as a means of delivering support to people, including forest-dependent communities, and helping in strengthening the resilience of socio-ecological systems"

11 Sep 2019

What's the philosophy of a Hydro Nation?

The James Hutton Institute

"Scotland's Hydro Nation Vision builds on the recognition that water is of central importance to the economy of Scotland, both as a sector in its own right and as a critical resource in Scotland’s manufacturing, agriculture, food and drink, tourism and energy sectors"

6 Sep 2019

Collaboration to boost Hutton chromatography and spectrometry analytical capabilities

The James Hutton Institute

“Having state-of the-art capabilities puts the James Hutton Institute among the best academic organisations in the UK and across Europe”

4 Sep 2019

International research effort evidences increased sustainability focus in China

The James Hutton Institute

“Whilst the challenges that other countries face may be of a different nature, we all have a finite amount of natural resources and in the future will need to develop innovative solutions to improving sustainability in a changing world”

27 Aug 2019

Green cover trial improves spring barley yield and benefits the environment

The James Hutton Institute

"Soil conditions and barley yield were consistently better under the cover crops than in soil that had been left with cereal stubble over-winter"

21 Aug 2019

University leads biggest Doors Open Day yet

The Rowett Institute

The University of Aberdeen will lead this year's 30th annual Doors Open Day event in Aberdeen, and more buildings than ever before will be open to the public.

16 Aug 2019

Hutton water innovation up for VIBES Hydro Nation Scotland award

The James Hutton Institute

"We are delighted to be named as finalists of the VIBES Hydro Nation Scotland award for the efforts of our multi-disciplinary team along with other Scottish and Indian partners"

8 Aug 2019

Chinese and Scottish researchers establish collaborative links at Potatoes in Practice 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"It’s our expectation that this collaboration bears fruit in the near future, for the benefit of the potato sector in both UK and China.”

5 Aug 2019

Future of chemistry focus at Potatoes in Practice

The James Hutton Institute

"Potatoes in Practice is the largest field-based potato event in the UK, organised and hosted by the James Hutton Institute in partnership with AHDB Potatoes, SRUC and Agrii and is also supported by Potato Review"

2 Aug 2019

New pages on the SEFARI website aims to give greater access to research

SEFARI is responsible, with Higher Education Institutes (HEI) and partners, for delivering the Scottish Government-funded Strategic Research Programme (SRP) on environment, food, agriculture, land and communities.  sr

25 Jul 2019

International research effort maps global distribution of soil nematodes

The James Hutton Institute

"This study provides insight into the functional composition of global nematode populations and thus provides key baseline data to measure the impacts of climate change”

24 Jul 2019

Wild potato genes may be key to stronger spuds

The James Hutton Institute

"By combining these effective genes we can prolong the longevity of individual resistances to the disease and reduce the need for chemical sprays on plants"

22 Jul 2019

Pea gin: how your choice of afternoon tipple could help save the rainforest

The James Hutton Institute

“We found that the environmental footprint of pea gin was significantly lower than for wheat gin across 12 of 14 environmental impacts evaluated, from climate change, through water and air pollution, to fossil energy consumption”

15 Jul 2019

Berry latest research on show at Fruit for the Future 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"Fruit for the Future is one of the James Hutton Institute’s most successful and long-running industry events"

12 Jul 2019

International congress of plant scientists focuses on solutions to crop pests and diseases

The James Hutton Institute

“In this fast-moving scientific field, timely communication between researchers is vital to uncover and learn from the molecular battles that occur between plants and the pests and parasites that infect them”

11 Jul 2019

Professor Dieter Helm announced as speaker of 42nd TB Macaulay Lecture: Green and Prosperous Land

The James Hutton Institute

"With news about our climate, ecosystems and wildlife tending to be grim, there are few who could argue action must be taken and taken quickly. There is hope, and there is time, but we must act now"

10 Jul 2019

James Hutton Institute contributes to Biorefinery Roadmap for Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

"We at the Institute view biorefining as an absolute necessity for life going forward and can be considered as a route to help deliver the Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Production and Consumption"

9 Jul 2019

Spotlight on dairy production systems at Edinburgh Fringe show

The James Hutton Institute

“There needs to be more discussion between different parts of the industry and the public about the future of dairy farming.

5 Jul 2019

Study shows potential for reduced methane from cows

The Rowett Institute

An international team of scientists led by Professor John Wallace of the Rowett Institute at the University of Aberdeen, has shown it is possible to breed cattle to lower their methane emissions.