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Potatoes can be a great source of vitamins (Image by Wow Phochiangrak/Pixabay)
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Ideas for climate-smart, nutritious festive meals

With countries struggling to press forward after the COP25 summit in Madrid and ever-increasing awareness of the impact that the climate emergency is having on our plate, consumers can help address climate issues by changing their habits, including cooking climate-smart, nutritious meals, Professor Derek Stewart says.

L-R: Jagadeesh Yeluripati, Isabelle Colas and Bernardo Rodriguez
Friday, December 13, 2019

TalentScotland Ambassador roles for Hutton members of staff

The experiences of three Hutton members of staff who have chosen Scotland as a place to live and work have been highlighted by their designation as Talent Ambassadors by TalentScotland, part of Scottish Enterprise, the country’s economic development agency.

L-R: Mike Robinson (RSGS CEO), Alison Hester, Roger Crofts (RSGS chair)
Thursday, December 12, 2019

RSGS Honorary Fellowship for Professor Alison Hester

Professor Alison Hester, a senior research scientist within the James Hutton Institute’s Ecological Sciences group in Aberdeen, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) in recognition of outstanding contributions to science and its application to real-world issues.

Food and Farming prizegiving at Nature of Scotland Awards (c) RSPB, S Williams
Thursday, December 05, 2019

Lynbreck Croft wins Nature of Scotland Food and Farming Award

Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer, managers of Lynbreck Croft, were 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.

Erosion gullies in peat can be as deep as a person is tall
Thursday, December 05, 2019

World Soil Day: why we need to protect our peatlands from erosion

On World Soil Day, Hutton scientists Rebekka Artz and Allan Lilly discuss research focussed on measuring how much carbon is lost from eroded peatland before restoration efforts and then how effective restoration management is.

Our soils are under threat from intensive agriculture and climate change
Thursday, December 05, 2019

World Soil Day: the disappearing ground beneath our feet

Our soils are under threat from ever more intensive agriculture and climate changes. This article, written by Hutton scientists to mark World Soil Day, discusses the importance of soil and why we need to conserve it along with the carbon, nutrients and biodiversity it holds for future generations.

Snow cover in the Cairngorms - Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
Monday, December 02, 2019

Estimating the impact of climate change on snow cover in the Cairngorms

Research by the James Hutton Institute and Scotland’s Rural College suggests that in the next ten years snow cover patterns in the Cairngorms may remain the same as the previous ten years, but from 2030 onwards there is likely to be a substantial decline in the number of days of snow cover.

Dr Dorota Jarret, new ISHS Rubus and Ribes Species and Management group chair
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hutton scientist appointed first-ever female chair of influential soft fruit group

Hutton soft fruit breeder Dr Dorota Jarret has been appointed chair of the International Society for Horticultural Science’s Rubus and Ribes Species and Management working group - the first female scientist, and the youngest, to ever take up the position.

Outgoing IBH chair Colin West, Colin Campbell & interim IBH chair James Brosnan
Monday, November 25, 2019

New appointments strengthen International Barley Hub initiative

The International Barley Hub, a unique platform aiming to translate barley research into commercial benefits with support from the Tay Cities Region Deal, has been reinforced through new appointments within its leadership team. Professor James Brosnan has been named Interim Chair, and farmer George Lawrie is stepping into the vice-chair role.

Professors Philip White and John Raven (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Hutton science excellence underlined by Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list

Professors Philip J. White and John Raven, both based at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee, have been included in the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list compiled by the Web of Science Group.

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