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New grass species could help reduce the likelihood of flooding (News)

A collaboration of plant scientists from across the UK has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding. The BBSRC-funded scientists, from Rothamsted Research, the James Hutton Institute, Institute of Bi ... Read more

New woodland impact report from Scottish Beaver Trial (News)

The latest report by researchers from the James Hutton Institute examining the effect of beavers on woodland has been published by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) as part of the ongoing monitoring work on the Scottish Beaver Trial ... Read more

Data and Archived Sample Requests (Page)

The core dataset of soil, plant and invertebrate data and samples that are collected every year from the CSC are archived and databased for future research projects on long-term trends and to allow exploration of links between dif ... Read more

Fascination of Plants Day 2013 (Event)

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee will invite visitors to find out more about fascinating world of plants at Dundee Botanic Garden for Fascination of Plants Day on 18 May. The free event whic ... Read more

James Hutton Institute helps improve drinking water safety in Europe (News)

The James Hutton Institute is taking part in a €9 million EU-funded research project launched today to improve the safety of European drinking water. Led by the University of East Anglia (UEA), the five-year Aquavalens projec ... Read more

Research partnership formed to validate biocontrol solutions (News)

Agricultural, horticultural and environmental technology company Mylnefield Research Services Ltd (MRS), specialist soil fertility and crop nutrition company PenDragon Proactive Nutrition and biological crop inputs company Agrinos ... Read more

Weather (Page)

The James Hutton Institute operates a range of different meteorological sites throughout Scotland which record weather data all year round. ... Read more

DNA Discovery Trail (Event)

The James Hutton Institute is hosting this free drop-in workshop to help visitors to discover more about DNA and how we can use it in many different ways. Follow the DNA Discovery Trail, test plant DNA and discover how informatio ... Read more

Assessing and valuing peatland ecosystem services for sustainable management (Research Page)

Peatlands provide vital services to society, such as helping to mitigate climate change, providing clean water and supporting biodiversity and tourism, but are currently under threat. Peatlands are an ideal case study for valuin ... Read more

Valuing the impacts of ecosystem service interactions for policy effectiveness (Research Page)

This project was conducted as part of the Valuing Nature Network funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It brought together a team of soil scientists, ecologists, modellers and economists. The aim was to develo ... Read more

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