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Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of Scotland's HNIC
Friday, June 19, 2020

Scotland's Hydro Nation International Centre: new OOSKAnews Audience session available

Professor Bob Ferrier, Director of Scotland's Hydro Nation International Centre, has appeared in OOSKAnews' latest aquaNOW Audience to discuss how HNIC is aiming to bring together a critical mass of the Scottish water research community.

Poultry red mites are a global problem for the egg industry
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

SEFARI collaborative research awarded 2019 3Rs prize

A research paper co-authored by Moredun and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland scientists has been named as joint winner of the 2019 3Rs prize, a prestigious award which recognises work that has had a major impact on the replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research.

Mr Graeme Dickson has been appointed to the Hutton Board of Directors
Thursday, June 11, 2020

New appointment to James Hutton Institute Board of Directors

The James Hutton Institute today announced the appointment of Mr Graeme Dickson, former senior civil servant and energy specialist, to its Board of Directors as a non-executive director.

Arable Scotland 2020 is taking place online
Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Arable Scotland 2020: programme announced

The programme for Arable Scotland 2020, Scotland’s newest field event focussing on arable crops, has been announced. The event is taking part online on Thursday 2nd July.

We need to learn to nurture nature, Hutton ecologists say (Photo: UNEP)
Friday, June 05, 2020

World Environment Day: it’s time to nurture nature

On World Environment Day, scientists at the James Hutton Institute say it's vital to learn to nurture nature if we are to prolong our stay in this planet, and argue the key role of ecological research to help understand the impact of rapid biodiversity loss.

The research seeks to develop climate-resilient blackcurrant varieties (c) LRS
Thursday, June 04, 2020

New research to develop climate-resilient blackcurrants

Lucozade Ribena Suntory has invested over half a million pounds in a five-year project with the James Hutton Institute to develop new varieties of climate-resilient blackcurrant.

James Hutton by Sir Henry Raeburn (c) Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Wednesday, June 03, 2020

James Hutton: Scotland’s forgotten genius

Two hundred and ninety four years ago today, one of the most influential Scots ever was born: a man whose influence on our understanding of the earth was revolutionary at the time and has unlocked vast areas of related knowledge since then.

Different groups of soil fungi control interactions between seedlings and trees
Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Soil fungi fundamental to diversity of forests

Different groups of soil fungi control the interactions between seedlings and established trees and can play a key role in the development or restoration of forests, new research by James Hutton Institute scientists has found.

Dr Tony Craig, head of our SEGS department (c) James Hutton Institute
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Supporting Scotland’s green recovery from COVID-19

Dr Tony Craig, a social scientist of the James Hutton Institute, has been appointed to the Scottish Government’s Sustainable Renewal Advisory Group, a collective which has been tasked with identifying opportunities to embed sustainability in Scotland’s recovery from COVID-19.

Light-weight and spectral sensors for agriculture can reveal data about crops
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hyperspectral imaging for sustainable, more productive food crops

Hyperspectral imaging, a growing area in remote sensing, holds the promise of providing a solution for crop monitoring over large areas, and Hutton scientists are working with partners in industry and academia to investigate the potential of the technology to maximise the sustainability and productivity of key food crops.

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