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The new risk assessment presents a scorecard approach for wild species
Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Nature of Scotland Award for innovative work to protect biodiversity

A scientific team featuring researchers of the James Hutton Institute and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) has scooped the Innovation Award at the prestigious RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards 2020, with a 'world-first' standardised risk assessment to conserve genetic diversity in wild species.

Upper reaches of the River Dee
Thursday, November 26, 2020

A journey from source to sea: travelling along the River Dee

To mark the Year of Coasts and Waters, scientists of Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW), the James Hutton Institute and the Dee Catchment Partnership embarked on a catchment triathlon of the River Dee, travelling its 88-mile length and capturing their amazing adventure on a short film.

The barley pan-genome will benefit scientists and breeders
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Barley pan-genome: scientists unravel diversity of domesticated barley

An international research team including scientists from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee has reached a milestone on the way to unravelling the species-wide genetic diversity of domesticated barley.

Prof Ian Toth, British Potato Industry Award 2020 winner
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Professor Ian Toth recognised with British Potato Industry Award 2020

Professor Ian Toth has been recognised with the British Potato Industry Award 2020 for his invaluable contribution to the potato industry over the past 25 years.

Beltie wetlands (photo: Dee Catchment Partnership)
Monday, November 23, 2020

Breathing new life into the Beltie burn

The restoration of the Beltie burn in Aberdeenshire has been completed, and it is hoped that the project will change the course of the region’s natural and social history for the better.

Glensaugh farm is the site of a Natural Capital Protocol pilot
Monday, November 16, 2020

Spotlight on natural capital approaches to support sustainable land management in Scotland

An online event co-hosted by the James Hutton Institute will discuss ways of using natural capital approaches to support sustainable land management in Scotland and provide insights from recent pilot initiatives.

Winners of our 2020 postgraduate event (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, November 13, 2020

New Hutton PhD studentship opportunities for 2021

PhD studentship opportunities at the James Hutton Institute are being advertised now.

Rice field in Italy (Photo: Camilla Negri)
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Winter flooding can help build resilience of groundwater aquifers for crop production

A new hydrological study co-authored by James Hutton Institute PhD student Camilla Negri and colleagues based in Italy has shown that winter flooding, the application of water onto agricultural lands to recharge groundwater aquifers during wintertime, can promote the resilience of groundwater aquifers used for rice production.

 Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Environmentally friendly PPE in Scots researchers’ sights

An innovative research project led by James Hutton Limited, the commercial subsidiary of the James Hutton Institute, will bring together Hutton researchers and industry partners CelluComp Ltd and Halley Stevensons aims to develop multiuse, washable, environmentally friendly PPE materials, with funding from Innovate UK.

A grouse moor landscape (courtesy SRUC)
Wednesday, November 04, 2020

New research on grouse moors and gamekeepers

Moorland management in Scotland has come under the spotlight in a series of reports assessing the socio-economic and biodiversity impacts of driven grouse moors and the employment rights of gamekeepers.

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