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Athena SWAN Bronze Award logo
Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Hutton Athena SWAN commitment awarded Bronze status to 2022

The James Hutton Institute’s ongoing commitment to advancing the careers of women in science and technology has been recognised through the award of Athena SWAN Bronze status to November 2022.

Farmers spraying pesticides in a wheat field (Jinning Li/
Monday, May 06, 2019

Nature’s dangerous decline ‘unprecedented’: IPBES report

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services.

Late blight genotype 2018 samples (courtesy Euroblight website)
Friday, May 03, 2019

Blight map reveals evolution of potato disease in Europe in 2018

An international consortium including the James Hutton Institute which monitors the distribution and diversity of Phytophthora infestans across Europe has published its latest data.

This special Plant Teams Field Lab event will take place on the Isle of Lismore
Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Plant Teams Field Lab: heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

The James Hutton Institute is teaming up with Soil Association Scotland and Scotland's Rural College for a special crofting meeting of the Plant Teams Field Lab event series in the Isle of Lismore, looking at how intercropping can help crofters grow multiple crops together for better outcomes.

Pint of Science involves thousands of scientists in 300 cities and 24 countries
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Pint of Science: Bringing scientific research down the local

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute will take part in the world’s largest festival of public science talks, a Pint of Science. The festival will see thousands of scientists, in 300 cities across 24 countries, bringing their research out of the lab to share with everyone down the local pub.

Renewable energy in Scotland (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Community energy in Europe ‘more diverse’ than in the past 50 years

A new study carried out by the James Hutton Institute, together with partners in the UK and Germany, examines evidence from eight European countries and describes key phases of social innovation in community energy.

River users may benefit from NLG information. Photo: Spencer Gurley via Pexels
Friday, April 19, 2019

Enhancing the provision of environmental information through machine learning

A new open-access paper involving the James Hutton Institute has found that natural-language generation can enhance the provision of environmental information for public use.

Lynbreck Croft managers Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer (photo Lynbreck Croft)
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Lynbreck Croft wins inaugural NEWBIE Award for Innovative New Entrants

Lynbreck Croft, a 150-acre mixed habitat croft enterprise located in the Cairngorms National Park, has been declared the winner of the NEWBIE UK award for New Entrant Farm Business of the Year and will be presented with their award at the Royal Highland Show 2019.

British oak trees support a rich biodiversity (c) James Huttton Institute
Monday, April 15, 2019

Thousands of species at risk from native oak decline

A £1.25m study led by the James Hutton Institute has produced the most comprehensive list yet of all species known to use native oak trees, highlighting that oak decline could put a total of 2,300 species at risk.

Aberdeen named European Forest City for 2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Aberdeen named European Forest City 2019

The Granite City has been awarded the title of European Forest City for 2019 by the European Forest Institute and is set to celebrate the versatility, significance and social impact of its forests throughout the year.

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