4 Jun 2021

PRESS RELEASE: Professor Julie Fitzpatrick New Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland

Moredun

Professor Julie Fitzpatrick OBE has been appointed Chief Scientific Advisor for Scotland.

3 Jun 2021

New Tayside partnership announced as one of seven Climate Beacons for COP26

The James Hutton Institute

Climate Beacon themes include Scotland’s temperate rainforests, industrial heritage, water, adaptation to climate change, land use, biodiversity, green jobs, and the recovery from COVID-19.

3 Jun 2021

James Hutton, Scotland’s forgotten genius

The James Hutton Institute

“Hutton’s approach epitomises the Institute’s purpose, intent and values. He was willing to stand up to dogma, based on the rigorous pursuit of observation and science.

3 Jun 2021

Now available: June 2021 issue of Hutton Highlights

The James Hutton Institute

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

1 Jun 2021

LEAF Technical Day at the James Hutton Institute

The James Hutton Institute

"Exhibits will show how utilising technology and implementing less conventional farming methods can help achieve sustainable and environmentally responsible farming practices on your own farm."

1 Jun 2021

New appointment to James Hutton Institute board of directors: Prof Chris Gilligan

The James Hutton Institute

"The mission of the James Hutton places it nationally and internationally at the forefront of the application of natural and social science for land management, sustainable and healthy food production and food security, against a background climate change and decline in biodiversity decline."

31 May 2021

How soil on boots helped trace a killer to a crime scene

The James Hutton Institute

"Geological, chemical and biological characteristics can provide vital clues about where and how crimes have been committed or where and how death might have occurred, helping to contribute to the investigative jigsaw of crime investigation"

31 May 2021

Monogram 2021: online event for crop research and plant breeding communities

The James Hutton Institute

“The meeting is an excellent opportunity for the more junior members of the community to give a talk alongside experts in the field which is vital in encouraging the next generation of crop scientists in the UK" More information from: 

26 May 2021

Partnership award to advance cereal science

The James Hutton Institute

Dr Sarah McKim (image credit: University of Dundee) “This award helps future-proof UK cereal science by cementing and initiating interactions for long lasting research collaborations and inward research investment”

24 May 2021

Johanna and Hechizo: a successful barley science placement

The James Hutton Institute

“It was great to have Johanna in Dundee. She managed to a large glasshouse experiment over the winter and had time to develop genetic marker assays as well as analyse the results"

19 May 2021

Scientists discover world-first cocktail for a longer life

The James Hutton Institute

"This work results from a fruitful scientific collaboration between BioSS and Glasgow Caledonian University, along with an international team of researchers"

19 May 2021

‘Forest gardens’ provide insight into sustainability of Guadeloupe’s agrobiodiversity

The James Hutton Institute

“We wanted to test and perfect a methodology (scientific, organisational and partnership) for small-scale farming practices in the forest undergrowth that would respect ecological balance”

17 May 2021

€10m European funding success for wildfire management project

The James Hutton Institute

Wild fire

14 May 2021

River partnership shortlisted for environment award

The James Hutton Institute

Dr Susan Cooksley, manager of the Dee Catchment Partnership

11 May 2021

‘Smart’ legume decisions raise hopes for more sustainable agriculture

The James Hutton Institute

"Crucially, we have shown that the plant has an even finer control over its nitrogen-fixing bacterial ‘guests’ in that it can recognise if a strain is relatively better than another"

10 May 2021

Sir Paul Grice appointed to James Hutton Institute Board

The James Hutton Institute

"Sir Paul Grice brings new and strategically-important insights, skills and knowledge to the Board that will contribute towards keeping Hutton and its work focused on delivering the greatest impact."

3 May 2021

Fascination of Plants Day: become a plant scientist for a day

The James Hutton Institute

"This year there is truly something for everyone; be sure to keep an eye on plantday18may.org for more updates and details."

28 Apr 2021

Blight studies reveal evolution of potato disease in Europe and Asia

The James Hutton Institute

“The blight pressure in 2020 was lower than average with a prolonged spell of warm, dry weather early in the season which checked the development of the disease in many regions”

21 Apr 2021

Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2

The James Hutton Institute

"Not only does this strengthen the case for peatland restoration to contribute towards achieving net-zero, but it also offers adaptive management options for peatlands where continued agricultural use may be an economic and societal necessity"

21 Apr 2021

Environmental and agricultural research at centre of new Hutton-Utah State University partnership

The James Hutton Institute

"Everything from sophisticated vertical farming systems, which could be incredibly disruptive by making the growing of food independent from land and weather, through to regenerative agriculture and rewilding some of our land, these are all issues we are working on jointly"

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