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Dr Susan Cooksley, manager of the Dee Catchment Partnership
Friday, May 14, 2021

River partnership shortlisted for environment award

The partnership tasked with looking after the river Dee catchment in north east Scotland is a finalist in the Inspiring Aberdeenshire Awards. Shortlisted for the Beautiful Aberdeenshire Environmental Award, the Dee Catchment Partnership’s recent Easter Beltie burn restoration project near Torphins was recognised.

The self-guiding trail will take visitors on an adventure through nature
Thursday, May 13, 2021

Come and experience the Power of Plants at the Dundee Botanic Garden

The public are invited to discover the wonderful world of plants and the people who work with them at an upcoming event at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden, co-organised by scientists at the James Hutton Institute.

Doris Vetterlein receiving her medal virtual in Halle in Germany
Wednesday, May 12, 2021

ISRR Lecture and root-rhizosphere workshop shines light into the dark world of roots and soil

After two postponements due to COVID-19, the long-awaited 2020 ISRR Dundee Root Medal and Root-Rhizosphere Interactions Workshop took place on the 5th May 2021. This is an annual event for scientists interested in root research and the plant/soil interface.

Pea nodule attached to a root; the pink area shows N-fixing bacteria
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

‘Smart’ legume decisions raise hopes for more sustainable agriculture

Legume plants can make ‘smart’ management decisions when it comes to interacting with their symbiotic bacterial partners to harness nitrogen from the atmosphere, a research team including a James Hutton Institute scientist has shown.

Sir Paul Grice has been appointed to the Hutton Board of Directors
Monday, May 10, 2021

Sir Paul Grice appointed to James Hutton Institute Board

The James Hutton Institute has announced the appointment of Sir Paul Grice, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen Margaret University, to its Board of Directors as a non-executive director.

Dr Tim George, UK coordinator of Fascination of Plants Day (c) James Hutton Inst
Monday, May 03, 2021

Fascination of Plants Day: become a plant scientist for a day

On Tuesday 18th May, join plant enthusiasts all around the world and take part in the first-ever virtual Fascination of Plants Day, and Plant Power Day in Dundee. The goal is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for pretty much all aspects of our lives.

Plant leaves showing blight infection
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Blight studies reveal evolution of potato disease in Europe and Asia

Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute are studying the evolution of late blight in potato by working with industry and research partners to track the distribution and diversity of dominant clones in Europe in 2020, and have also contributed to a review into the development of the disease in Asia in the last 150 years.

Conservation-managed fen in Anglesey (Image: Chris Evans, UKCEH)
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Improved management of farmed peatlands could cut 500m tonnes of CO2

Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new study co-authored by James Hutton Institute scientists and published in the journal Nature.

Screenshot of virtual USU-Hutton partnership signing ceremony
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Environmental and agricultural research at centre of new Hutton-Utah State University partnership

A partnership agreement has been signed between Utah State University and the James Hutton Institute to promote cooperation in agricultural and environmental research, with emphasis on climate change issues.

Abundance of vegetables (image: Pixabay)
Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Views wanted on impact of COVID-19 on UK food and nutrition security

How will food production respond to the effects of COVID-19 in the next 18 months? Which sectors are likely to experience change? These questions are at the heart of research examining how best to protect the UK’s food and nutrition security from the impact of climate change, and for which views are being actively sought.

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