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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Scotland’s natural habitats at risk due to intolerable nitrogen levels

Many of Scotland’s iconic landscapes and natural habitats have intolerable nitrogen levels according to a report released by Plantlife Scotland today. Endorsed by the James Hutton Institute and produced using some of its data, the report reveals the countries plant, lichen and fungi diversity is at serious risk of continued decline.

Dr Jorunn Bos (courtesy University of Dundee)
Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Dr Jorunn Bos awarded EU Consolidator Grant for crop protection research

Dr Jorunn Bos, a principal investigator in the Division of Plant Sciences of the University of Dundee at the James Hutton Institute, has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council Consolidator grant worth almost €2 million to explore novel ways to provide plant protection against insects.

Sheep at Glensaugh farm (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, December 08, 2020

HydroGlen: transforming Glensaugh farm into a renewable powerhouse

The James Hutton Institute has been awarded funding from the Scottish Government’s Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) to undertake a feasibility study for a green-hydrogen-powered farming community around its Glensaugh farm.

Friday, December 04, 2020

Hutton research contributes to project focused on reducing food loss and waste across Europe

A €5.5m research project involving 27 members from 12 European countries including James Hutton Institute scientists has been formed with the aim of reducing food losses and waste across Europe.

No soil means no life (Photo: Nikola Jovanovic/Pixabay)
Friday, December 04, 2020

World Soil Day: heads up - the answer lies under our feet

Ensuring that food is produced in a way that is good for the environment requires healthy soils, lots of innovation and a redesign of our food systems from farm to fork, write Hutton scientists Pete Iannetta, Alison Karley and Cathy Hawes, along with David Michie of Soil Association Scotland.

The new risk assessment presents a scorecard approach for wild species
Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Nature of Scotland Award for innovative work to protect biodiversity

A scientific team featuring researchers of the James Hutton Institute and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) has scooped the Innovation Award at the prestigious RSPB Nature of Scotland Awards 2020, with a 'world-first' standardised risk assessment to conserve genetic diversity in wild species.

Upper reaches of the River Dee
Thursday, November 26, 2020

A journey from source to sea: travelling along the River Dee

To mark the Year of Coasts and Waters, scientists of Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW), the James Hutton Institute and the Dee Catchment Partnership embarked on a catchment triathlon of the River Dee, travelling its 88-mile length and capturing their amazing adventure on a short film.

The barley pan-genome will benefit scientists and breeders
Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Barley pan-genome: scientists unravel diversity of domesticated barley

An international research team including scientists from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Dundee has reached a milestone on the way to unravelling the species-wide genetic diversity of domesticated barley.

Prof Ian Toth, British Potato Industry Award 2020 winner
Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Professor Ian Toth recognised with British Potato Industry Award 2020

Professor Ian Toth has been recognised with the British Potato Industry Award 2020 for his invaluable contribution to the potato industry over the past 25 years.

Beltie wetlands (photo: Dee Catchment Partnership)
Monday, November 23, 2020

Breathing new life into the Beltie burn

The restoration of the Beltie burn in Aberdeenshire has been completed, and it is hoped that the project will change the course of the region’s natural and social history for the better.

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