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New Scottish knowledge portal to offer access to wealth of research (News)

A new website which brings together thousands of research publications, dating back centuries to the present day, has been launched by six Scottish Government funded partners.   ... Read more

Sampling the Munros: Cairngorms Fungi Study (News)

Would you like to climb a mountain in the Cairngorms this summer in the name of science? The James Hutton Institute have partnered with Plantlifeto discover more about the fungi that lie beneath the surface of the 58 Munros of the ... Read more

€10m European funding success for wildfire management project (News)

A new research project involving 39 partners from 19 countries and including James Hutton Institute scientists has received €10 million from the European Union. The Horizon 2020 funded project FireEUrisk, launching this month ... Read more

Sir Paul Grice appointed to James Hutton Institute Board (News)

The James Hutton Institute has announced the appointment of Sir Paul Grice, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen Margaret University, to its Board of Directors as a non-executive director. Sir Paul held the position of Clerk a ... Read more

Aerial maps used to monitor peatland restoration on Balmoral Estate (News)

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute are deploying aerial mapping technology to collect data on the natural restoration of peatland at the Queen’s Balmoral Estate in Scotland. A survey aircraft equipped with advanced ... Read more

Tay Cities Deal go-ahead for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre (News)

The International Barley Hub and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre, two flagship innovation projects supported through a transformational capital investment of £45m by the UK Government and £17m by the Scottish Governme ... Read more

New appointments to boost flagship innovation initiatives (News)

The James Hutton Institute has announced the appointment of directors for three flagship research and innovation initiatives: the International Barley Hub (IBH) and the Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC), both based in Dundee, an ... Read more

Hutton expertise contributes to parliamentary discussion on Scotland’s plans to address climate change (News)

Scotland's Climate Change Plan update was published on 16 December 2020 and is currently undergoing scrutiny from parliamentary committees. The update includes new targets for Scotland’s agriculture and forestry sectors ... Read more

James Hutton Institute welcomes Tay Cities Deal signing and highlights urgency of innovation projects (News)

The James Hutton Institute has today welcomed the signing of the Tay Cities Deal, hailing it as a huge vote of confidence in Tayside, while also highlighting the urgency of innovation projects funded by the Deal including the Inte ... Read more

Mayan Gold tatties for Tayside food banks (News)

Mayan Gold and Vales Sovereign potatoes developed in Tayside by the James Hutton Institute and grown on Hutton research farms as part of a long-term trial of sustainable cultivation methods are being donated to food banks across T ... Read more

Hutton research contributes to project focused on reducing food loss and waste across Europe (News)

A €5.5m research project involving 27 members from 12 European countries including James Hutton Institute scientists has been formed with the aim of reducing food losses and waste across Europe. The Lowinfood project, funded ... Read more

Social Simulation Bibliography (Research Page)

A selection of articles on agent-based modelling work done at The James Hutton Institute involving current and former employees is listed below. Open-access articles are indicated with an asterisk (*). ... Read more

Social Simulation Software (Research Page)

In accordance with best practice in Social Simulation, we publish models and other software under open source licences, using standard online repositories, especially CoMSES Net's Computational Modelling Library, GitHub and Gi ... Read more

Environmentally friendly PPE in Scots researchers’ sights (News)

The global use of personal protection equipment (PPE) has skyrocketed due to COVID-19, propelling the industry to revenues of more than £8bn in the UK alone, and although a coronavirus vaccine now seems closer, PPE is likely ... Read more

New Chair of the James Hutton Institute Board of Directors announced (News)

The James Hutton Institute has today announced the appointment of a new Chair for the Institute Board. ... Read more

Germinate platform recognised as a global Hub for plant genetic research (News)

A bioinformatics platform developed at the James Hutton Institute which allows users to import, visualize, explore and share project data for plant genetic resources has been recognised by being named a global ‘Hub Pilot&rsq ... Read more

Long-term ecological monitoring offers insight into the state of Europe’s biodiversity (News)

New research by an international research team including ecologists at the James Hutton Institute has produced the most comprehensive long-term image of the state of biodiversity across Europe, showing -among a number of findings ... Read more

Social science, rural Scotland, and COVID-19 (News)

Social science at the James Hutton Institute may provide an insight into how rural Scotland can and will likely respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. These research findings bring into focus the importance of community resilience, dis ... Read more

Targeted conservation key to wading bird recovery (News)

Over the past 25 years wading bird numbers have fallen dramatically in Scotland, with some species numbers being halved over this time period. Researchers from the James Hutton Institute are aiming to combat this decline by identi ... Read more

Climate justice the focus of Hutton’s first online screening (News)

The award-winning film Thank You For The Rain was the focus of the James Hutton Institute’s first ever collective 'online' film screening on the 6th of April, highlighting a range of issues including climate justice, ... Read more

Soils@Hutton (Partners)

Soils@HUtotn provides a window into the diversity of soils research, skills and resources at The James Hutton Institute. Please use the image links above to find out more about individual research areas, resources and facilities. ... Read more

IPM@Hutton (Partners)

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is an approach to managing the impact of a crop's pests, pathogens and weeds that achieves environmental and economic sustainability. IPM strategies combine available methods (IPM tools) for mo ... Read more

Potato@Hutton (Partners)

The Potato@Hutton group at the James Hutton Institute combines strengths in potato, soils, land use, and environmental research. As such, Potato@Hutton makes major contributions to the understanding of key global issues, such as f ... Read more


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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.