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Social Simulation

Social simulation is an interdisciplinary domain involving collaborations of computer and social and/or ecological scientists. Also known as agent-based social simulation, multi-agent simulation and agent-based modelling, social simulation is computer simulation involving the explicit representation of individuals and the influences they have on each other.
July 7, 2021
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 Cairngorms...
January 1, 2021
November 11, 2020

Natalie Davis (Member of Staff)

September 9, 2017

Matt Hare (Member of Staff)

I am a Macaulay Development Trust research fellow working on the theory and practice of making economic, social and environmental sustainability in society a reality. I will be working on case studies here in Scotland and in Mexico to, among...
May 5, 2015

Kathryn Colley (Member of Staff)

Kathryn is an environmental psychologist in the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences department.  Her work focuses on person-environment interactions and their role in shaping individual behaviour and wellbeing. 
March 3, 2011

Dave Miller (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Keith Matthews (Member of Staff)

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March 3, 2011

Rupert Hough (Member of Staff)

March 3, 2011

Alessandro Gimona (Member of Staff)

Alessandro is a spatial ecologist and a geographer with experience of both terrestrial and aquatic systems. He uses mechanistic and statistical modelling, as well as GIS and remote sensing technology, to answer research questions. For further...
March 3, 2011

Marie Castellazzi (Member of Staff)

With a background in environmental sciences and geographical information management, and previous work on spatio-temporal modelling in agricultural landscape (LandSFACTS modelling software), Marie is now involved in modelling land-use scenarios...
March 3, 2011

Tony Craig (Member of Staff)

Tony Craig is the Head of the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences department. He carries out research in the topic area of people-environment studies.
March 3, 2011

Lisa Avery (Member of Staff)


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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.