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Peatlands play a key role in storing much of the UK's soil carbon
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Agroforestry and peatland restoration can help deliver shift in land use, Hutton researchers say

Researchers based at the James Hutton Institute have welcomed the publication of the UK Committee on Climate Change’s new report on land use, and have highlighted the potential of agroforestry and peatland restoration to help deliver the major shift in land use that is needed to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Rice paddy harvest in India (Bishnu Sarangi/Pixabay)
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Potential yield challenges to scaling-up of zero-budget natural farming in India

To support the livelihoods of its farmers, the Indian government is promoting zero-budget natural farming. But will this change support long-term improvement in available food, or could it result in a catastrophic crash in crop yields? A new report co-authored by Dr Jagadeesh Yeluripati (ICS) explores the issue.

Dr Tony Craig, new SEGS leader
Friday, January 17, 2020

Dr Tony Craig appointed head of Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences

Dr Tony Craig has been appointed head of the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) department, having previously been in the role on an interim basis jointly with Dr Alice Hague.

Professor Rob Brooker, new Ecological Sciences leader
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Professor Rob Brooker appointed to Ecological Sciences leadership

Professor Rob Brooker has been appointed to the leadership of the Institute's Ecological Sciences department, which carries out research on the ecology of organisms and ecosystems and is well known for its multidisciplinary approach with ecologists working closely with social scientists, economists, mathematical modellers and others.

2020 is the International Year of Plant Health and Scotland's Year of Coasts
Thursday, January 09, 2020

2020, International Year of Plant Health and Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters

2020 is the International Year of Plant Health and Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, bringing public attention to two huge global challenges and for good reason, say scientists at the James Hutton Institute.

Potatoes can be a great source of vitamins (Image by Wow Phochiangrak/Pixabay)
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Ideas for climate-smart, nutritious festive meals

With countries struggling to press forward after the COP25 summit in Madrid and ever-increasing awareness of the impact that the climate emergency is having on our plate, consumers can help address climate issues by changing their habits, including cooking climate-smart, nutritious meals, Professor Derek Stewart says.

L-R: Jagadeesh Yeluripati, Isabelle Colas and Bernardo Rodriguez
Friday, December 13, 2019

TalentScotland Ambassador roles for Hutton members of staff

The experiences of three Hutton members of staff who have chosen Scotland as a place to live and work have been highlighted by their designation as Talent Ambassadors by TalentScotland, part of Scottish Enterprise, the country’s economic development agency.

L-R: Mike Robinson (RSGS CEO), Alison Hester, Roger Crofts (RSGS chair)
Thursday, December 12, 2019

RSGS Honorary Fellowship for Professor Alison Hester

Professor Alison Hester, a senior research scientist within the James Hutton Institute’s Ecological Sciences group in Aberdeen, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) in recognition of outstanding contributions to science and its application to real-world issues.

Food and Farming prizegiving at Nature of Scotland Awards (c) RSPB, S Williams
Thursday, December 05, 2019

Lynbreck Croft wins Nature of Scotland Food and Farming Award

Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer, managers of Lynbreck Croft, were presented with the Food and Farming Award at the Nature of Scotland Awards prizegiving ceremony by Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute.

Erosion gullies in peat can be as deep as a person is tall
Thursday, December 05, 2019

World Soil Day: why we need to protect our peatlands from erosion

On World Soil Day, Hutton scientists Rebekka Artz and Allan Lilly discuss research focussed on measuring how much carbon is lost from eroded peatland before restoration efforts and then how effective restoration management is.

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