Hutton Highlights podcast

Bringing you a glimpse into the world-leading research at The James Hutton Institute. Through conversations with our scientists and researchers, we’ll be delving into everything from the impact of climate change and biodiversity loss to threats to food and water security.

The Hutton Highlights podcast is your portal to the knowledge, stories and conversations that illuminate the path toward a more sustainable, resilient and environmentally conscious future.

The alien truffle, the invasive tree and the Scottish rainforest restoration project

We’re talking truffles and a super rare truffle discovery that’s been made recently in Scotland by one of our scientists. It’s discovery in an ancient Scottish rainforest restoration site – where the spruce tree the truffle lives in symbiosis with is being removed – does raise some interesting conservation questions.

  • Richard Thompson, native woodland ecologist from Scottish Forestry and Land.
  • Dr Andy Taylor, molecular fungal ecologist at the Hutton