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Habitat and wildlife conservation plans need to consider Lyme disease risk (News)

Lyme disease – an infection contracted from the bite of an infected tick– is an important emerging disease in the UK, and is increasing in incidence in people in the UK and large parts of Europe and North America. A ... Read more

Ticks: issues and changes (Event)

"Ticks – issues and changes" will be the topic for this Aberdeen Entomological Club talk at the Aberdeen site of the James Hutton Institute to be given by Dr Lucy Gilbert of the James Hutton Institute. ... Read more

Research on ticks and tick-borne diseases (Research Page)

Ixodes ricinus ticks are the most important vector of disease-causing pathogens in Europe. They have been increasing in Britain in recent decades and are of particular concern because they transmit Borrelia burgdorferi s.l., the a ... Read more

HAPE Platforms, resources and approaches (Research Page)

Pathogens do not automatically pose a risk to human or animal health if there is no pathway by which they can reach that person or animal (the receptor). Therefore, using a Source-Pathway-Receptor approach to address human and ani ... 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.