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Dr Tony Craig, head of our SEGS department (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Supporting Scotland’s green recovery from COVID-19

Dr Tony Craig, a social scientist of the James Hutton Institute, has been appointed to the Scottish Government’s Sustainable Renewal Advisory Group, a collective which has been tasked with identifying opportunities to embed sustainability in Scotland’s recovery from COVID-19.

Light-weight and spectral sensors for agriculture can reveal data about crops
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hyperspectral imaging for sustainable, more productive food crops

Hyperspectral imaging, a growing area in remote sensing, holds the promise of providing a solution for crop monitoring over large areas, and Hutton scientists are working with partners in industry and academia to investigate the potential of the technology to maximise the sustainability and productivity of key food crops.

Photo by Ella Olsson from Pexels
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Is COVID-19 changing our relationship with food?

How have our eating, cooking and food purchasing habits changed due to the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdown measures in the UK, Europe and much of the world? Researchers at the James Hutton Institute are part of an EU consortium which has launched an international study to answer these questions.

Barley scientists have identified a gene that influences sodium content
Friday, May 22, 2020

Genetic discovery sheds light on sodium tolerance in barley crops

International Barley Hub scientists at the James Hutton Institute, working with colleagues in the UK and Australia, have identified a natural variation in a gene that influences sodium content in barley crops, a finding which may help advance the development of barley varieties with improved yield and resilience.

Abundance of vegetables (image: Pixabay)
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

New research on the impacts of COVID-19 on UK food and nutrition security

The diverse and multi-faceted impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on UK and global food nutrition security are at the centre of a multi-disciplinary research initiative led by the James Hutton Institute and funded with a £341,000 grant from the Economic and Social Research Council.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, May 2020 issue
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Now available: May 2020 issue of Hutton Highlights

The May 2020 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay
Monday, May 04, 2020

Preserve open science during COVID-19 fight, international scientists say

An international group of scientists who specialise in various kinds of computer modelling is calling on colleagues across the world to maintain open access to knowledge, expertise, tools and technology during the global fight against COVID-19, in a letter published in prestigious publication Science.

Wildflower seeds are being sent to Hutton staff and students
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Hutton wildflowers for enhanced wellbeing and a better environment

Recognising the benefits of gardening for physical and mental health, and the relevance of wildflowers for our environment, the James Hutton Institute has sent each member of its staff and its UK-based students a small pack of native wildflower seeds to create a one-square metre area of wildflowers.

Sample map produced by the online tool (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Interactive maps can help understand local communities

Social scientists at the James Hutton Institute are exploring ways in which the use of interactive maps can help understand communities and small areas well below the national level.

Hutton Qiagen lab machines have been loaned to the NHS
Monday, April 27, 2020

Scottish research institutes helping to tackle coronavirus

Scotland's Environment Secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, has praised scientific institutions which normally focus on infectious diseases in livestock, environmental security and nutrition for offering support to tackle COVID-19.

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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.