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Photograph of a wood ant © Gabor Pozsgai
Friday, October 28, 2011

International gathering for significant forest predator

Insect experts from across Europe gathered in Aberdeen last week for the first ever conference on wood ants - an important woodland predator.

Photograph of a New Zealand flatworm
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

DNA testing of New Zealand flatworms

An alien invader which threatens the ecological balance of Scotland’s soils is being DNA profiled by scientists at The James Hutton Institute.

Photograph of a tractor ploughing a field
Friday, October 07, 2011

Climate change and agriculture in Scotland

The Scottish Environment and Climate Change Minister, Stewart Stevenson MSP, has opened a day-long workshop in Edinburgh on the impact of climate change on agriculture.

Photograph of beans growing in pods
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Feeding beans to fish

An innovative new project at The James Hutton Institute could bring major benefits to Scotland’s fish and agriculture industries while improving the sustainability of UK farming.

Photograph of beaver teeth marks on birch tree
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monitoring of beaver trial shows changes to woodland structure

Two new reports on the Scottish Beaver Trial in Argyll show that beavers are changing some of the woodland structure.

Photograph showing nematode damaged trees in Portugal
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Genome of devastating pine wilt nematode sequenced

Scientists from The James Hutton Institute have helped unravel the genome of a nematode that causes huge damage to the forestry industry and forest ecosystems in East Asia.

Photograph of Stewart Stevenson (right) at Glensaugh
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Moorland management message to Minister

Stewart Stevenson, Minister for Environment and Climate Change visited The James Hutton Institute’s Glensaugh Research Station as part of a joint visit with the Moorland Forum.

Image of the Nature of Scotland Awards logo
Monday, August 15, 2011

Nominate your Nature of Scotland winner

If you know someone achieving great things in nature conservation there is still time to nominate them for the inaugural Nature of Scotland Awards.

Photograph of field plots and exhibits at Potatoes in Practice 2010
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Potato growers to get insight into how genome will help them

The future of potato breeding and how the mapping of the potato genome will help growers is set to be the focus of discussion at Potatoes in Practice this Thursday.

Photograph showing tree growth rings
Friday, August 05, 2011

Study shows sheep change tree growth rings

Past climatic conditions could be more accurately estimated thanks to work by an Institute researcher.

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