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Welcome to Soils@Hutton

This website provides a window into the diversity of soils research, skills and resources at The James Hutton Institute. Please use the image links above to find out more about individual research areas, resources and facilities.

We have a large team of highly skilled scientists, technicians, economists and social scientists who provide unrivalled expertise, knowledge, information and data about soils in their own right and also about soils within the wider social, economic and environmental contexts. Ultimately our efforts are focussed on sustainable soil use and management to tackle the world’s most challenging problems e.g. food security, water associated with food, water, energy, biodiversity, natural capital and climate change.

Our scientists are involved in many national and international initiatives which are working to deliver sustainable soil management practises and effective soil monitoring around the world. These activities include

Recent News and Events

Links to external websites & downloadable documents

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO):

Links to other sites

Getting in Touch

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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.