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Mercury peaks as hottest day ever recorded (News)

As the heatwave continues across much of the United Kingdom the James Hutton Institute has recorded the hottest day since it started keeping records in 1954. ... Read more

Berry good news: disease-resistant soft fruit is on the way (News)

Fruit breeders at the James Hutton Institute have revealed they are making progress towards the development of disease-resistant raspberry varieties for both the fresh and processing markets. They were sharing their latest researc ... Read more

Genetics Garden opened to the public (News)

Scientists from the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute have unveiled a series of living displays explaining the role of genes and genetics at the University's Botanic Garden. ... 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

Research bodies form new alliance to address global challenge on food (News)

Two universities and a major research provider are joining forces to position Scotland at the forefront of the global challenge to feed, sustainably, a growing world population. The vision is to build an alliance of excellence w ... Read more

Scottish Rivers Handbook (Research Page)

The Scottish Rivers Handbook has been produced by the James Hutton Institute and the University of Stirling for CREW, the Centre of Expertise for Waters. It is an accessible, fully illustrated 36 page book providing an overview ... 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

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