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Native Scots Pine trees
Tuesday, November 08, 2022

£609K awarded to explore Native Scots Pine trees vulnerability to disease

The UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council has awarded £609K to a collaborative partnership led by the James Hutton Institute to understand how a tree’s microbiomes (the bacteria, fungi and viruses that exist in/on the tree) affects its vulnerability to disease.

Storm damaged trees boost nature recovery at restored Aberdeenshire watercourse
Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Storm damaged trees boost nature recovery at restored Aberdeenshire watercourse

Efforts to boost natural habitats and climate resilience at the recently re-meandered Easter Beltie Burn near Torphins continued this month when around 50 mature trees complete with their root plates were added to the watercourse.

Gaynor McKenzie
Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Seeds for survival: How humble tatties from the Institute will contribute to global food security

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a safe storage facility of more than one million seed samples, The James Hutton Institute in Dundee has been contributing seeds to the collection for several years, with the most recent deposit of Scottish seeds taking place earlier this month.

How did communities adapt public spaces during Covid-19?
Tuesday, October 18, 2022

How did communities adapt public spaces during Covid-19?

Researchers at the James Hutton Institute are investigating the ways in which communities have adapted public spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mournes Mountains
Friday, October 14, 2022

Institute appointed to undertake research on Mournes Mountains

The James Hutton Institute has been appointed to undertake research on the long-term future of the Mourne Mountains.

Derek Stewart
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Food security rests on the growth of farming indoors

As a crop scientist with over 30 years’ experience in the research and also industry sectors; I've never been more worried about the security of our food supply than I am currently.

£13 million awarded to sustainability projects in the North East of Scotland
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

£13 million awarded to sustainability projects in the North East of Scotland

Scientists at James Hutton Institute, the independent research organisation, have been awarded over £13million from the Scottish Government’s Just Transition fund to establish two pioneering action-based research science projects in the North East of Scotland.

Hydro Nation Chair’s Catalyst Fund
Tuesday, October 04, 2022

New funding for net zero water projects

The first four projects to help Scotland’s water sector get to net zero by 2040 have been funded through the Hydro Nation Chair’s Catalyst Fund.

DiversiTree: £500k awarded to increase UK woodland resilience
Friday, September 23, 2022

DiversiTree: £500k awarded to increase UK woodland resilience

Woods and forests account for more than 13% of the UK’s land surface, but the UK government’s ambition is to increase this to 17% as part of UK’s plans to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

What will affect the future resilience of Scottish arable and horticulture production?
Thursday, September 15, 2022

What will affect the future resilience of Scottish arable and horticulture production?

Scientists at the James Hutton Institute are researching ways to prepare for and prevent future threats to arable and horticultural production in Scotland. The research aims to prioritise threats to crop production and analyse likely future scenarios with stakeholders to find ways of avoiding these risks.

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