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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

Payment for water ecosystem services (Research Page)

Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes are attracting increasing interest as policy mechanisms to improve conservation and achieve sustainable development outcomes. At the James Hutton Institute we are investigating the use ... Read more

Cost-effectiveness, disproportionality analysis and multiple benefits of the EU Water Framework Directive (Research Page)

The Water Framework Directive (WFD) aims to deliver good ecological status (GES) for Europe’s waters. It includes economic principles, such as the use of cost-effectiveness analysis of measures to achieve GES and of derogati ... Read more

Exploring ways for the application of ecosystem services approaches at the catchment level (Research Page)

Co-construction of a common understanding between scientist, practitioners, land managers and other stakeholders brings knowledge from different disciplines and stakeholders that is crucial for a better understanding of the linkag ... Read more

Professor Robbie Waugh elected RSE Fellow (News)

Leading crop geneticist Professor Robbie Waugh of the James Hutton Institute and University of Dundee has received the honour of being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has a ... Read more

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