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People (Research Page)

Valuation and governance of natural capital Looking at natural capital inherently requires looking at the relationships between humans and their natural environment. The concept of ‘capital’ implies that components o ... Read more

Land (Research Page)

Landscapes and regions are where many natural processes and human activities interact and potentially conflict in different ways, giving complex challenges for sustainable management. Managing landscapes has to satisfy multiple ... 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

Enjoy Open Farm Sunday at the James Hutton Institute (News)

This Sunday, 9 June 2013, the James Hutton Institute will open its doors to the public for Open Farm Sunday, the celebration of farming and nature that gives everyone the opportunity to discover the story behind their food. At t ... Read more

Diverting a disaster – food for thought (Event)

As the world’s population increases, we need to grow more food. A traditional way to grow more food from the same land is to add fertilisers, which are rich in phosphorus. Despite this, there are still low-levels of phosphor ... 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

Aberdeenshire farmers buy in to wind energy (News)

Aberdeenshire farmers are rapidly taking up production of renewable energy as an opportunity for securing reliable income sources despite high investment costs, a study from the James Hutton Institute has found. ... Read more

Best Soil in Show (Page)

Experts from the James Hutton Institute will be on hand throughout the Royal Highland Show examining the importance of soil health and quality to ensure you are getting the most from your land. Discussing the latest techniques a ... Read more

Fascination of Plants Day comes to Dundee (News)

To celebrate international Fascination of Plants Day on 18 May 2013, the Botanic Garden, the James Hutton Institute and the College of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee be hosting a fun-filled day of activities, focusing o ... Read more

European Network on Soil Awareness (Event)

The European Network on Soil Awareness held its third meeting at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen from 19-20 September 2013. ... Read more

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