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Blanket Peats

Distribution of Blanket Peat Blanket Peats The blanket peatlands of Scotland, formed under cool maritime conditions are of international importance because of their global scarcity and the habitats they support provide important breeding grounds for a number of bird populations. They also contains a huge store of carbon and are an important component of the carbon budget for Scotland.

 

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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.