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Soils@Hutton - Soil and Natural Capital

 

The stock of soil, as vital natural capital, is critical to the supply of many essential ecosystem goods and services, from foods, drinking water, biomass energy to conservation of biodiversity, climate regulation to aspects of our culture. At the James Hutton Institute, we have active research programmes exploring the value, status and change in Scotland’s soil resources and also the interactions between above and below ground biodiversity which are vital in maintaining soil capital.  We also have extensive data and information about Scotland’s soils which form the backbone of many of our research studies. A great deal of this can be seen on Scotland's Soils Website.Find out more about the how soils are linked to ecosystem services please visit Safeguarding Natural Capital.

Contact Helaina Black for further information.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.