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A woman looking at a cow (Photo by cottonbro from Pexels)
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

New research illustrates impact of Covid-19 pandemic on women in agriculture

New research published by the James Hutton Institute has found that the shift to virtual meetings and events due to the Covid-19 pandemic improved accessibility to knowledge exchange, networking, and organisations for women working on farms and in agricultural careers across Scotland.

Prof Jianbo Shen (right) being presented with the Dundee Medal
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

ISRR Medal Lecture on Root Research shines light into the dark world of roots and soil

The 2021 ISRR Dundee Root Medal Lecture and Workshop on Below Ground Interaction between Plants took place on the 17th November 2021. This is an annual event for scientists interested in root research and the plant/soil interface.

A pea-barley intercropping plot
Monday, November 22, 2021

Intercropping: exploitation of biodiversity benefits in arable fields

Diversification of crop systems provides great opportunities to make food production more sustainable and resilient but also faces challenges along the whole value chain. Join a session on intercropping at the World Biodiversity Forum to learn more.

Atlantic oak woodlands in the west coast of Scotland (Photo: Ruth Mitchell)
Friday, November 19, 2021

Loss of tree species has cumulative impact on biodiversity

Diseases affecting different UK tree species have been shown to have a multiplying effect on the loss of associated biodiversity, new research by James Hutton Institute scientists and partners in the UK and Portugal has found.

Beltie Burn wetlands
Thursday, November 18, 2021

Dee Catchment Partnership scoops Nature of Scotland climate action award

The partnership in charge of looking after the river Dee catchment in northeast Scotland has won a Nature of Scotland Award in the Climate Action category for the group’s recent efforts in restoring the Easter Beltie burn near Torphins.

Winners of the Institute's 2021 PhD event
Friday, November 12, 2021

New PhD studentship opportunities announced - apply now

New opportunities for PhD projects from the James Hutton Institute's annual competitive joint studentship and EASTBIO DTP 3 programme are now being advertised on FindAPhD.com. Closing date: 7th January 2022.

Book cover of "Water Security under Climate Change"
Friday, November 12, 2021

Scotland supports a new vision for water at COP26

Global water security is under increasing threat through the impacts of climate change, generating increased societal, environmental, and economic risk for communities. A new book launched for COP26, “Water Security Under Climate Change”, explores how different countries are attempting to tackle water security challenges.

Speakers of the 43rd TB Macaulay Lecture
Friday, November 05, 2021

Outrage and optimism in the face of the climate crisis: watch the 43rd TB Macaulay Lecture

How do climate negotiations take place and why is progress so slow? How can governments, scientists and activists work together to tackle the climate emergency for everyone's benefit? These questions, and many others, were at the heart of the 43rd TB Macaulay Lecture, led by Christiana Figueres, former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC.

Young farmers invited to ‘reimagine Glensaugh’ during upcoming farm demonstration
Monday, November 01, 2021

Young farmers invited to ‘reimagine Glensaugh’ during upcoming farm demonstration

What do the next generation think should happen in Scottish agriculture to overcome the challenges of climate change and halt carbon emissions? This will be the topic for discussion during a tour and workshop at the James Hutton Institute’s ‘climate positive’ Glensaugh Farm this week.

bog
Thursday, October 28, 2021

£1m funding boost for Hutton peatland and habitats restoration project in the River Forth catchment

Over the next four years the James Hutton Institute, NatureScot, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and the University of Stirling will work in partnership to restore habitats across the Forth catchment area.

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