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Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute
Friday, March 27, 2020

A message from our Chief Executive: we are still available and ready to help

Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute, discusses how the Institute is operating in line with guidance from the UK and Scottish governments in light of the COVID-19 emergency and describes how the Institute stands ready to help in the fight against the virus.

Researchers in Malawi in the context of Quikgro work (c) JamesHuttonInst
Friday, March 27, 2020

Delivering food security and health for East Africa through resilient potatoes

A research collaboration featuring the University of St Andrews and the James Hutton Institute aims to expand potato growing areas in sub-Saharan Africa by developing varieties able to grow in warmer conditions.

Moderator David Duncan and James Hutton Institute chair, Prof James Curran
Monday, March 23, 2020

Water and the Climate Crisis: new OOSKAnews Audience session available

To mark World Water Day, the James Hutton Institute has taken part in an aquaNOW Audience on the topic of 'Water and the Climate Crisis'. aquaNOW Audiences are interactive panel discussions, produced by OOSKAnews, engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions.

Soil is life and we must protect its health, Hutton scientists say
Friday, March 20, 2020

Soil health: our most prized asset

It is fundamental and vital that soil health is appropriately funded and supported if we are to tackle the global challenges that our planet faces, soil scientists at the James Hutton Institute have said in response to a recent publication by the Sustainable Soils Alliance about funding of soil health monitoring in England.

Buchanan Street, Glasgow (Image by ste92k from Pixabay)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Social tipping dynamics key to stabilise Earth’s climate by 2050

Countries around the world must induce ‘social tipping’ dynamics by introducing far-reaching social and technological changes if they are to successfully decarbonise and prevent the devastating consequences of climate change, an international research consortium including the James Hutton Institute argues.

Rice paddy harvest in India (Bishnu Sarangi/Pixabay)
Monday, March 16, 2020

Exploring the potential of biochar to help farmers and the environment in India

An international research team featuring Hutton scientists is exploring the potential of biochar - a carbon-rich type of charcoal - to address air pollution, climate change, food security and farmers’ incomes in India.

Winners of the Hutton PhD event 2020 alongside judging panel members
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

PhD research showcased at Hutton 2020 postgraduate event

The annual Hutton Postgraduate Student Event, which showcases the excellent science being undertaken by postgraduate students at the James Hutton Institute, took place at the Birnam Arts and Conference Centre, Birnam, on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th March 2020.

Late blight genotype 2019 samples (courtesy Euroblight website)
Friday, March 06, 2020

Blight map reveals evolution of potato disease in Europe in 2019

An international consortium including the James Hutton Institute which monitors the distribution and diversity of Phytophthora infestans across Europe has published its latest data.

Dr Annie McKee taking part in the ECCLR Committee parliamentary session
Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Hutton expertise contributes to parliamentary land reform inquiry

The definition of ‘sustainable development’ and ‘community’, as described in draft regulations, were discussed during a session of the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee of the Scottish Parliament, to which Hutton social researcher Dr Annie McKee gave evidence.

Professor Lesley Torrance, new RSE Fellow
Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Professor Lesley Torrance announced as Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Professor Lesley Torrance, Director of Science at the James Hutton Institute, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a body which contributes to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland through the advancement of learning and useful knowledge.

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