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Dr Matt Hare explores policy translation from global to local
Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Translating policy from global to local in a complex natural world

Dr Matt Hare, a Macaulay Development Trust research fellow based within the James Hutton Institute’s ICS group in Aberdeen, is working to explain what can happen when nature-based solutions meet the vagaries of human nature in a complex natural world.

Screenshot of Hutton Highlights, September 2019 issue (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, September 27, 2019

Now available: September 2019 issue of Hutton Highlights

The September 2019 issue of Hutton Highlights, the James Hutton Institute's quarterly review, is now available.

DESIRA brings together 25 organisations from across Europe
Thursday, September 26, 2019

DESIRA: focus on digitalisation in rural areas

A new EU-funded research project involving the James Hutton Institute is aiming to improve the capacity of society and political bodies to respond to the challenges that digitalisation generates in rural areas, agriculture and forestry, and provide a comprehensive assessment of opportunities and threats.

Andean potatoes are an example of Peru's rich crop biodiversity
Thursday, September 26, 2019

UK and Peruvian crop scientists discuss potential of omic-based technologies

Scientists from British and Peruvian research institutions took part in a workshop held to explore the potential of 'omic' technologies for the valorisation of Peruvian crop biodiversity.

Digital soil mapping can help inform Scotland’s NFM measures
Monday, September 23, 2019

Digital soil mapping to improve knowledge of soil-water relationships in Scotland

Dr Zisis Gagkas, a Macaulay Development Trust research fellow based within the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, is developing digital soil mapping techniques to help produce maps that can be used in land and environmental risk assessments such as to inform Scotland’s natural flood management measures and reduce flood risk.

David Beattie, KTP associate
Thursday, September 19, 2019

Turning animal feed green: new partnership to develop seaweed potential

A new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) involving the James Hutton Institute and Davidsons Animal Feeds is exploring the possibilities of protein-rich UK seaweeds to replace some currently used ingredients in the production of ruminant animal feeds, with associated benefits in terms of meat quality and a reduced carbon footprint.

Islands Revival is funded by the SEFARI Responsive Opportunity Fund
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Islands Revival Declaration points to evidence of population turnaround in Scottish islands

A joint statement issued by research institutes, community groups and public sector organisations points to credible evidence of ‘green shoots’ of population turnaround in the Scottish islands which as yet does not show up in official statistics.

Professor Maria Nijnik (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, September 13, 2019

IUFRO Scientific Achievement Award for Professor Maria Nijnik

Professor Maria Nijnik has been distinguished with a Scientific Achievement Award by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), on account of outstanding contributions to social science research on forestry, climate change and social innovation in forestry.

Glen Doll forests (c) James Hutton Institute
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Forests: delivering multiple ecosystem benefits in a changing climate

The European Forest Institute Annual Conference 2019, hosted by the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, will discuss the role of forests in delivering multiple ecosystem benefits against a backdrop of growing global demand for wood products and a changing climate.

aquaNOW Audience at Craigiebuckler site
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

What's the philosophy of a Hydro Nation?

The James Hutton Institute has hosted the first of a new series of aquaNOW Audiences, on the topic of 'The Philosophy of a Hydro Nation'. aquaNOW Audiences are interactive panel discussions, produced by OOSKAnews, engaging international water experts and Scottish expertise in global water-related challenges and solutions.

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