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ATLAS: The Art of Mapping
Thursday, December 01, 2022

ATLAS: The Art of Mapping

The James Hutton Institute welcomed a sold-out audience to its Craigiebuckler campus last night, for an event with author and artist Andrew Redmond Barr. Andrew’s book, The Atlas of Scotland, showcases Scotland’s history through his hand drawn maps, and includes the local histories of various towns and cities.

Professor Derek Stewart, director of the Advanced Plant Growth Centre
Monday, November 28, 2022

Institute’s enlightenment ideas help feed the future

In a cluster of sheds on the outskirts of Dundee they are exploring the future of farming. There are four aluminium towers, with layer upon layer of open trays, each beneath a ceiling of LED lights shining down on rows of seedlings, young plants, and rapidly growing saplings.

2022 ISRR Medal Lecture on Root Research
Friday, November 18, 2022

2022 ISRR Medal Lecture on Root Research

This years’ ISRR (International Society of Root Research) Dundee root medal and workshop took place on 9th November, on the theme of “Understanding the root, soil, microbe nexus, what really controls root distribution in soils”.

The James Hutton Institute: healing effects of honey
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Scottish crops could hold key to healing with honey

Manuka honey comes from New Zealand and Australia, and is made by bees that feed on Manuka flowers, a plant in the tea tree and myrtle family. However, in a collaboration that crosses the globe, researchers from The James Hutton Institute have been examining the medical potential of honeys made from other crops to act as anti-microbial agents.

The First Step towards Sustainable Medicine Prescribing in Scotland
Monday, November 14, 2022

The First Step towards Sustainable Medicine Prescribing in Scotland

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute will form a partnership with a project team aiming to develop a framework for an eco-directed formulary that will incorporate environmental data on medicines into the prescribing process, alongside clinical and cost effectiveness.

freshwater ecosystems
Friday, November 11, 2022

Major new awards seek innovative solutions to restore Europe’s rivers, lakes and wetlands

MERLIN, a project committed to transformative ecosystem restoration through Nature-based Solutions, co-led by the James Hutton Institute, is offering companies a unique opportunity to showcase their cutting-edge work to develop products and services which will help protect and restore freshwater ecosystems.

Native Scots Pine trees
Tuesday, November 08, 2022

£609K awarded to explore Native Scots Pine trees vulnerability to disease

The UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council has awarded £609K to a collaborative partnership led by the James Hutton Institute to understand how a tree’s microbiomes (the bacteria, fungi and viruses that exist in/on the tree) affects its vulnerability to disease.

Storm damaged trees boost nature recovery at restored Aberdeenshire watercourse
Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Storm damaged trees boost nature recovery at restored Aberdeenshire watercourse

Efforts to boost natural habitats and climate resilience at the recently re-meandered Easter Beltie Burn near Torphins continued this month when around 50 mature trees complete with their root plates were added to the watercourse.

Gaynor McKenzie
Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Seeds for survival: How humble tatties from the Institute will contribute to global food security

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a safe storage facility of more than one million seed samples, The James Hutton Institute in Dundee has been contributing seeds to the collection for several years, with the most recent deposit of Scottish seeds taking place earlier this month.

How did communities adapt public spaces during Covid-19?
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

How did communities adapt public spaces during Covid-19?

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute are investigating the ways in which communities have adapted public spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.