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Flooding in Ballater (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

New research highlights long-term impact of flooding on communities

Chronic ill-health, loss of financial stability and anxiety are some of the enduring effects of flooding on individuals, new research by the James Hutton Institute and the University of Aberdeen, with funding from CREW, has found.

Beans (Vijaya Narasimha/Pixabay)
Monday, February 10, 2020

Pulses, sustainable 'superfoods' for the future

World Pulses Day (10th February) is a designated United Nations global event to recognise the importance of pulses (chickpeas, dry beans, lentils, dry peas and lupins among others) as a global food, and the James Hutton Institute is at the forefront of research into the exciting possibilities of these crops.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, February 2020 issue (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, February 06, 2020

Now available: February 2020 issue of Hutton Highlights

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

MAGIC breakfast at European Parliament (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, February 05, 2020

A systems perspective on sustainable agriculture: ‘MAGIC’ approach presented at European Parliament

Adopting a systems perspective is essential to help agriculture contribute to Europe’s own policy objectives; that was one of the key messages of a presentation delivered by Hutton scientists Dr Kerry Waylen (SEGS) and Dr Keith Matthews (ICS) at the European Parliament in Brussels.

EU flag
Friday, January 31, 2020

Scientific collaboration with Europe can continue to grow

As we enter the transition period to leave the EU we would like to acknowledge the many benefits the James Hutton Institute has gained from the EU and say thank you for all that has been achieved.

Peatlands play a key role in storing much of the UK's soil carbon
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Agroforestry and peatland restoration can help deliver shift in land use, Hutton researchers say

Researchers based at the James Hutton Institute have welcomed the publication of the UK Committee on Climate Change’s new report on land use, and have highlighted the potential of agroforestry and peatland restoration to help deliver the major shift in land use that is needed to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Rice paddy harvest in India (Bishnu Sarangi/Pixabay)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Potential yield challenges to scaling-up of zero-budget natural farming in India

To support the livelihoods of its farmers, the Indian government is promoting zero-budget natural farming. But will this change support long-term improvement in available food, or could it result in a catastrophic crash in crop yields? A new report co-authored by Dr Jagadeesh Yeluripati (ICS) explores the issue.

Dr Tony Craig, new SEGS leader
Friday, January 17, 2020

Dr Tony Craig appointed head of Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences

Dr Tony Craig has been appointed head of the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) department, having previously been in the role on an interim basis jointly with Dr Alice Hague.

Professor Rob Brooker, new Ecological Sciences leader
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Professor Rob Brooker appointed to Ecological Sciences leadership

Professor Rob Brooker has been appointed to the leadership of the Institute's Ecological Sciences department, which carries out research on the ecology of organisms and ecosystems and is well known for its multidisciplinary approach with ecologists working closely with social scientists, economists, mathematical modellers and others.

2020 is the International Year of Plant Health and Scotland's Year of Coasts
Thursday, January 09, 2020

2020, International Year of Plant Health and Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters

2020 is the International Year of Plant Health and Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, bringing public attention to two huge global challenges and for good reason, say scientists at the James Hutton Institute.

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