24 May 2019

Plant health experts gather to strengthen Scotland’s resilience

The James Hutton Institute

"It is vital to adopt a co-ordinated approach across sectors to monitoring plant diseases, as well as helping stakeholders understand how to improve their plant health capabilities"

21 May 2019

A berry healthy heart study: How do berries help the heart?

The Rowett Institute

Overweight men are being invited to take part in a 'berry' exciting new nutritional study, which may help find ways to decrease the risk of developing heart disease in healthy populations.

20 May 2019

Professor Lorna Dawson honoured with Expert Witness 2019 award

The James Hutton Institute

"Lorna's team has helped put some of the UK’s most evil killers behind bars by using forensic geology techniques to unearth vital hidden clues"

14 May 2019

Traditional water management practices highlighted in new UN book

The James Hutton Institute

"Our study investigates how communities are adapting to the increasing severity of droughts and poor access to water, to assess the impact of environmental change on custodial water practices and traditional environmental knowledge"

9 May 2019

Protein replacement poses challenge for global agricultural systems

The James Hutton Institute

“Switching to a plant-based diet may not be as simple as previously thought. All of these options would require major changes in the structure of global agricultural production and address the barriers associated with current agri-food systems."

8 May 2019

Arable Scotland: a brand new arable event for Scotland

The James Hutton Institute

“Events like Arable Scotland offer a chance to get the entire industry together, to discuss what we need to do to thrive, and to really make a difference to the Scottish arable sector”

8 May 2019

Heat stress study aims to protect potato yields

The James Hutton Institute

"Understanding this mechanism is an important step towards the future development of heat-tolerant potato plants"

7 May 2019

Start to Farm conference to gather aspiring UK farming entrepreneurs

The James Hutton Institute

"It’s an opportunity to bring together those looking to establish their own farming businesses and provide a setting where they can meet other entrepreneurs alongside leading industry professionals" More information from: 

7 May 2019

Hutton Athena SWAN commitment awarded Bronze status to 2022

The James Hutton Institute

“The James Hutton Institute is thoroughly committed to developing the potential of all members of staff. Having Athena SWAN Bronze status and, more importantly, our ongoing commitment to the Athena SWAN Charter will help towards this.”

6 May 2019

Nature’s dangerous decline ‘unprecedented’: IPBES report

The James Hutton Institute

"We cannot continue to manage our environment with a view that degradation does not matter if we cannot see it, or if it transpires elsewhere... the costs of doing nothing far outweigh the costs of tackling this degradation at the source"

3 May 2019

Blight map reveals evolution of potato disease in Europe in 2018

The James Hutton Institute

“Three emerging clones increased their combined frequency from 10% in 2016 to 36% of the population in 2018”

1 May 2019

Plant Teams Field Lab: heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

The James Hutton Institute

"Delegates will be able to learn about new research into heritage grains like bere barley, an ancient type of Scottish barley, and which species mixtures are particularly suited to the West of Scotland"

23 Apr 2019

Pint of Science: Bringing scientific research down the local

The James Hutton Institute

“This year's festival will feature some fantastically creative events cooked up by our endlessly ambitious volunteers, showcasing some of the nation's most brilliant researchers in their local pubs and cafes”

23 Apr 2019

Community energy in Europe ‘more diverse’ than in the past 50 years

The James Hutton Institute

“For social innovation to fulfil its potential to empower citizens in delivering cleaner, fairer, energy systems, the support of governments and energy companies alike is crucial”

19 Apr 2019

Enhancing the provision of environmental information through machine learning

The James Hutton Institute

“More collaboration between public authorities, users and researchers is necessary to explore further applications of digital technologies, with social and natural scientists, to improve the provision and use of environmental information”

17 Apr 2019

Lynbreck Croft wins inaugural NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

The James Hutton Institute

“The winners had not a ‘thinking outside of the box’ approach but instead a ‘there is no box there’ vision, which showed an unconstrained desire to squeeze every ounce out of their business”

15 Apr 2019

Thousands of species at risk from native oak decline

The James Hutton Institute

“We hope that this work will help us start thinking now about how our woodlands could look in hundreds of years and the biodiversity they might support.”

11 Apr 2019

Aberdeen named European Forest City for 2019

The James Hutton Institute

"The four great forests around Aberdeen provide crucial environmental, social and economic benefits to its citizens"

11 Apr 2019

University launches recruitment campaign for 60 academic posts

The Rowett Institute

The University of Aberdeen is recruiting for 60 academic posts as part of an ambitious strategy to enhance its status as a world leader in research.

10 Apr 2019

BioSS analysis contributes to validate robustness of SEPA Fish Farm survey

The James Hutton Institute

“Open communication and collaboration between specialists in very different areas of science are therefore crucial to establishing a robust body of evidence upon which to base decisions about measures to protect marine life”