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Hutton Seminar series

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"The Hutton Seminar series aims to engage society in discussion and identify future needs or solutions"

The James Hutton Institute presents seminars addressing the core issues and challenges facing the way in which land and natural resources are used. The Hutton Seminar series aims to engage society in discussion and identify future needs or solutions, aligned to our scientific challenges:

  • Scientific Challenge 1: Develop new crops and production methods that help deliver food security while better protecting the environment.
  • Scientific Challenge 2: Protect and enhance the resilience of ecosystems for multiple benefits.
  • Scientific Challenge 3: Deliver technical and social innovations that support sustainable and resilient communities.

 

Previous Hutton Seminars

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Hutton Seminar Series: An ecologist's view on cropping systems

29 October 2018, 10:30am

In this Hutton Seminar Series event, Professor Christian Schöb (ETH Zurich) will put ecological understanding into the context of cropping systems, describing lessons that can be learned from ecology when designing agricultural production systems.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2018-10-29
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Hutton Seminar Series: Planetary change and the future of human health, Professor Howard Frumkin

24 October 2018, 3:30pm

In this Hutton Seminar Series event, Professor Howard Frumkin (Wellcome Trust) will describe pathways from various planetary changes to human health, and propose approaches that may point the way to sustainable solutions.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2018-10-24
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Hutton Seminar Series: Watching plant clock genes run the organism, to understand growth and selection in crops

6 June 2018, 10:30am

In this Hutton Seminar Series event, Professor Andrew Millar FRS, FRSE will explore current understanding of plant clock genes and their effect on growth and selection in crops.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2018-06-06
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Hutton Seminar Series: Biological N2 fixation inputs and greenhouse gas emissions from Brazilian agriculture

24 April 2018, 11:00am

In this Hutton Seminar Series event, Dr Robert Boddey (Embrapa Agrobiologia) will examine current biological N2 fixation inputs and greenhouse emissions from Brazilian agriculture and how they are likely to evolve in the future.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2018-04-24
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Hutton Seminar Series: Tracking worldwide migrations, evolutionary relationships and re-emergence of Phytophthora infestans

19 April 2018, 11:30am

In this Hutton Seminar Series event, Dr Jean Ristaino (NC State University) explores how the re-emergence of Phytophthora infestans is a threat to global food security.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2018-04-19
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Hutton Seminar Series: Are crop seeds relatively dysfunctional compared to native species' seeds?

6 February 2018, 10:30am

In this Hutton Seminar Series talk, Dr Hugh Pritchard (Royal Botanic Gardens Kew) will explain how crop seed production may have unintended consequences for seed physiological vigour under stressful conditions for germination.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2018-02-06
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Hutton Seminar Series: Innovation, making things happen

25 January 2018, 11am

In this Hutton Seminar Series event, Archie Gibson (Agrico UK) will highlight successful examples of innovation in the agricultural sector, as well as new opportunities in research and innovation.

Start date (computer format): Thu, 2018-01-25
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Hutton Seminar Series: Payments for Ecosystem Service schemes - what do we mean by PES and how can we improve the performance of these schemes?

12 December 2017, 10:30am

In this Hutton Seminar Series event, Professor Nick Hanley (University of St Andrews) will discuss Payment for Ecosystem Services schemes and how to improve their performance.

Start date (computer format): Tue, 2017-12-12
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Hutton Seminar Series: Understanding trade-offs and their importance for ecological processes

13 November 2017, 1pm

In this Hutton Seminar Series event, Dr Samuel Wuest (University of Zurich) will show how we can use genetics to probe into the curious world of trade-offs and gain a deeper understanding of constraints on crop trait optimisation.

Start date (computer format): Mon, 2017-11-13
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Hutton Seminar Series: Agile and the rise of cross-functional work

9 August 2017, 10:30am

In this Hutton Seminar Series talk, Adrian Howard reviews how agile became the dominant approach for building software products and services.

Start date (computer format): Wed, 2017-08-09

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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.