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soil runoff
Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Partnership to develop run-off tool app

The James Hutton Institute has partnered with Syngenta and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to develop and test a run-off tool app. The tool will advise land managers on the best management practices to reduce run-off and trap sediment before it reaches water courses.

Orla Shortall
Thursday, March 29, 2018

Hutton researcher awarded prestigious British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Orla Shortall of the James Hutton Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group has been awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. The Fellowship enables early-career academics in the humanities and social sciences.

Harvest fields in Poland (Marius Szczygiel/
Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Biodiversity and nature’s contributions continue dangerous decline, scientists warn

Four landmark reports on the state of biodiversity and ecosystem services across the world highlight options to protect and restore nature and its vital contributions to people; the report on Europe and Central Asia includes contributions by James Hutton Institute scientists.

Volunteers planted thousands of new trees at Inverdee (image courtesy DCP)
Monday, March 26, 2018

Aberdeen and the Dee to benefit from more trees

Popular green spaces in Aberdeen are set to become even greener with the planting of almost 5,000 trees, in an initiative co-ordinated and delivered by the River Dee Trust and the James Hutton Institute-supported Dee Catchment Partnership.

Walker in Quinag, Assynt (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Scotland’s sparsely populated areas confronted by demographic challenges

New research conducted by the James Hutton Institute estimates that vast tracts of Scotland's Highlands and Islands and some areas in the Southern Uplands are at risk of losing more than a quarter of their population by 2046 if current demographic trends are left unchanged.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Natural Flood Management Network launched

A new website aiming to become a sharing platform for policymakers, researchers, scientists and anyone interested in the use of landscape features to reduce flood risk has been launched.

Workshop at Bario (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, March 12, 2018

Understanding agricultural sustainability in the highlands of Borneo

Hutton scientist Dr Tim George visited the rice-growing Bario region of Malaysian Borneo to discuss alternatives for sustainable crop diversification.

Emotional openness key for STEM researchers
Thursday, March 08, 2018

Emotional openness key for STEM researchers

Dr Emily Grossman, an internationally acclaimed science author and expert in molecular biology and genetics, shared the challenges she has faced as a woman in STEM by presenting her talk “Too sensitive for science?”, at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, in support of International Women’s Day.

Researchers met recently in Malawi in the context of Quikgro (c) JamesHuttonInst
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Quikgro: developing potato varieties suited to sub-Saharan conditions

A research collaboration featuring the University of St Andrews and the James Hutton Institute aims to expand potato growing areas in sub-Saharan Africa by developing varieties able to grow in warmer conditions.

Professor Steve Albon (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, March 02, 2018

Professor Steve Albon appointed to new lowland deer expert panel

Professor Steve Albon, an Honorary Research Associate of the James Hutton Institute, has been appointed a member of a new expert panel set up to examine complex issues related to deer management in the Scottish lowlands.

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