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Items related to Soil Research - soil microbiology and biology, soil science, molecular biology, mineralogy and plant physiology.

Dundee Flower and Food Festival 2013 (Event)

The James Hutton Institute will be joined by colleagues from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and the Wellcome Trust as they invite members of the public to 'Know your soil'  at the annual Dundee Flower and Food Fes ... Read more

Fyvie farm in Aberdeenshire has the Best Soil in Show (News)

After closely examining samples from different areas of the country, soil scientists from the James Hutton Institute has awarded the Best Soil in Show at the Royal Highland Show 2013. A sample from Fyvie in Aberdeenshire, submitte ... Read more

Have you got the Best Soil in Show? (News)

Farmers from across Scotland will be pitching the soil from beneath their feet against one another at this year’s Royal Highland Show where the James Hutton Institute will be looking for the Best Soil in Show. ... Read more

Chemical and Molecular Ecology funding (Research Page)

Funding for Chemical and Molecular Ecology comes from a variety of sources UK research funders NERC: Indirect and direct effects of genotypic diversity on ecosystem functioning. NERC project. (Andy Taylor, James Hutton Insti ... Read more

Selected Scientific Publications and Patents in Chemical and Molecular Ecology (Research Page)

Scientific Publications Artz, R.R.E.; Donnelly, D.; Cuthbert, A.; Evans, C.; Smart, S.; Reed, M.; Kenter, J.; Clark, J. 2013. Restoration of lowland raised bogs in Scotland: Emissions savings and the implications of a changing c ... Read more

Staff in the Chemical and Molecular Ecology group (Research Page)

Dr Rebekka Artz: ecology and ecosystem functions of peatland ecosystems. Focussing on building decision support tools for peatland management, including restoration opportunities and monitoring of restoration succession of the abo ... Read more

Chemical and Molecular Ecology (Research Page)

The Chemical and Molecular Ecology group uses chemical and molecular methods to answers problems in ecology and sustainable resource use and to understand evolution and ecosystem functioning. ... Read more

A new soil carbon app for Scottish farmers (News)

A free, new soil carbon app has been launched to provide farmers with a quick, cost-effective source of information about the organic matter content of their soil. The app, known as SOCiT (Soil Organic Carbon information), provi ... Read more

Soil Capital (Research Page)

Soils underpin a multitude of ecosystem goods and services that are not only vital to peoples’ livelihoods and Society in general, but also to Earth’s regulating systems. ... Read more

Research areas in the Chemical and Molecular Ecology Group (Research Page)

Soil-Microbial-Environmental Interactions Plant-Mutualist Interactions Plant-Animal Interactions Pathogens and Pollution ... Read more

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