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Sustainable intensification - the challenge for agriculture (News)

Achieving increased levels of productivity using existing land whilst causing minimal environmental damage is one of the greatest challenges of modern agriculture. Sustainable intensification, as the concept is known, will be the ... Read more

Water Works competition August winner (News)

The August winner of our monthly schools photographic competition Water Works is 15-year-old Julian Scott from Dundee. Describing his photograph entitled "Puddle" Julian said: "It was bucketing it down, but that di ... Read more

Celebrating 10 years of successful partnership (News)

The successful partnership between the James Hutton Institute and the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee will be celebrated at a 10 year anniversary symposium, Pathways to Impact in Plant Science on 6 September. ... Read more

New wildlife website for the East Grampian Coast (News)

The north east of Scotland may be famous for whisky and castles but a new website aims to highlight another reason that tourists should visit the region – the rich and diverse wildlife. ... Read more

Record trading performance for Scottish technology company (News)

Mylnefield Research Services (MRS) Ltd, the technology and innovation company that translates scientific research at the James Hutton Institute into commercial products and services has announced record trading results. In the fi ... Read more

Fungi foray (Event)

James Hutton Institute fungi expert Dr Andy Taylor will join members of Grampian Fungus Group to lead a foray through the woods of Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen searching for the fruits of autumn. Anyone can join this free event whi ... Read more

Research on ticks and tick-borne diseases (Research Page)

Ixodes ricinus ticks are the most important vector of disease-causing pathogens in Europe. They have been increasing in Britain in recent decades and are of particular concern because they transmit Borrelia burgdorferi s.l., the a ... Read more

Professor Iain Gordon joins Darwin Expert Committee (News)

James Hutton Institute Chief Executive Professor Iain Gordon is one of eight new members appointed to the Darwin Expert Committee (DEC) by Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman. The DEC, currently chaired by Professor David Macd ... Read more

Wood ants help win award for Institute scientist (News)

An Aberdeen-based scientist with a mission to spread the word about wood ants has won a prestigious new award from the Royal Entomological Society. Jenni Stockan of the James Hutton Institute's Ecological Sciences group won t ... Read more

Challenges of the Squeezed Middle (News)

The most contentious land use zone in Scotland - the “squeezed middle” strip between prime arable land and high nature conservation mountains – is the subject of a major debate being held by the James Hutton Inst ... Read more

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