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Reindeer able to maintain circadian rhythm in total light or darkness
Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Reindeer able to maintain circadian rhythm in total light or darkness

An international collaboration of scientists from the James Hutton Institute, the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research have shown that even in 24 hours of light or darkness, Svalbard reindeer maintain a 24-hour clock.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Warmer winters threaten UK blackcurrant farming

Warmer winters may not provide sufficient chilling for blackcurrants in the UK, delaying the start of the growing season and resulting in reduced yields and lower fruit quality, researchers have found.

Signing of agreement between Technico and JHL (courtesy Technico)
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

New partnership to introduce Scottish potato varieties to India

James Hutton Limited and Technico Agri Sciences, a subsidiary of Indian company ITC Limited, have entered into an agreement for the sourcing of 16 varieties and 600 clones of potato for trialling and testing in India.

Curiosity rover (Image: NASA)
Monday, December 10, 2018

Mars and Mull share similar soil, Hutton analysis finds

Data beamed back by NASA’s exploration robot the Curiosity rover, sent to explore Mars, has given scientists an invaluable glimpse into the Martian landscape. Unlikely as it may seem, analysis by scientists at the James Hutton Institute has found that some soils on Mars are very similar to those found in Scotland.

Soil is also affected by climate change
Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Tackling climate change through Scotland's soils

Dr Helaina Black, leader of our Ecological Sciences group, explains how Scotland has a clear opportunity with cultivated soils to contribute to help slow down climate change.

Dr Sarah McKim (c) University of Dundee
Wednesday, December 05, 2018

New elite barley could be a budding success

New gene combinations in barley could prove a budding success for breeders and brewers across the world, according to a new study by plant scientists of the University of Dundee and the James Hutton Institute.

The new facility was built at Berambadi Primary School in Karnataka state, India
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Scotland-India research collaboration delivers clean water for primary schools

Primary school students will benefit from wastewater treatment and clean water at their school in India thanks to a project led by the James Hutton Institute and funded by the Scottish Government.

Views are sought on wellbeing in rural Scotland (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Views sought on local issues and quality of life in Scottish communities

Social scientists of the James Hutton Institute and Scotland's Rural College are seeking people’s views about wellbeing, local issues and quality of life in Scottish communities, in a drive to improve currently-available data and inform policy development and implementation.

Andy Taylor
Monday, November 26, 2018

Fungi’s lost data being found thanks to Species Hypothesis

There is no generally agreed upon, up-to-date system for fungal classification, with several different, partly incompatible classification systems used across many mycological resources.The DNA sequence database (UNITE) has created the concept of Species Hypothesis with a view to linking and communicating data representing this dark taxonomy

Food and Farming prizegiving at Nature of Scotland Awards (c) RSPB, S Williams
Friday, November 23, 2018

East Ayrshire farmer wins Nature of Scotland Food and Farming Award

John Dalziel, of Common Farm in East Ayrshire, has been presented with the Food and Farming Award at the Nature of Scotland Awards prizegiving ceremony by Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute.

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