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View our list of forthcoming Conferences below.

Previous Conferences

Image of the Aboveground belowground interactions conference flyer
for researchers, technology users and developers

Aboveground belowground interactions: technologies and new approaches

8-10 October 2012

This joint meeting of the Biochemical Society, the Society for Experimental Biology and the British Ecological Society is being organised in conjunction with the James Hutton Institute.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2012-10-08
Photograph of an arabidopsis plant
for scientists and researchers

Pathways to impact in plant science

6 September 2012

The 10th anniversary of the partnership between the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee Division of Plant Sciences will be celebrated at this symposium.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2012-09-06
Image showing scientist examining a crime scene object
for scientists and other interested parties

Soil Forensics International

20-22 August 2012

As Soil Forensics International aims to advance the development of soil forensics by bringing professionals together for exchange of knowledge and experience, we welcome everybody involved or otherwise interested in criminal and environmental soil forensics to The Hague and are looking forward to your contributions.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2012-08-20
Image of the ISRR logo
for scientists, students

ISRR 2012 Roots to the Future

26-29 June 2012

The eighth symposium of the International Society of Root Research (ISRR) in Dundee will mark the 30th anniversary of the society's founding.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2012-06-26
Photograph of irrigation nozzles spraying water on blackcurrants
for policymakers, governments, industry, NGOs, researchers and anyone interested in the environment

Green Week 2012

22-25 May 2012

The James Hutton Institute will be at Green Week 2012, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2012-05-23
Photograph of Ben Klibreck blackcurrants bred at the Institute
for growers, agronomists and food and drink industry

Third International Blackcurrant Conference

16-18 May 2012

International Blackcurrant Association and the James Hutton Institute will host the third international conference in Dundee.

Start date (computer format): Fri, 2012-05-18
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for researchers, policymakers and consultants from the environmental science community

Harnessing Emerging Technologies for Environmental Science

16 May 2012

This international conference has been organised by the Environmental Virtual Observatory of which the James Hutton Institute is a partner.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2012-05-16
Photograph of fields and the Sidlaw Hills
for land managers, researchers and policy makers

Valuing Ecosystems: policy, economic and management interactions

3-4 April 2012

The SAC-SEPA biennial conference will be held in Edinburgh in association with Forest Research, The James Hutton institute and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2012-04-03
Image of the Hunting for sustainability conference logo
for researchers and policymakers

Hunting for sustainability: ecology, economics and society

26-28 March 2012

This international conference will be held in Spain. It is jointly organised by the EU FP7 Hunting for Sustainability project.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2012-03-26
Image of the Carplus logo
for anyone interested in community car clubs

Developing Community Car Clubs in Scotland Conference

20-21 March 2012

This conference is being organised by Carplus, the environmental NGO promoting car clubs and car-sharing, with the support of the Highlands & Islands Enterprise and Nestrans.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2012-03-20

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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.