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Tinsel Chromosomes in Barley (c) James Hutton Institute
Monday, February 09, 2015

Hutton image wins top prize at competition

An image taken by Dr Isabelle Colas, plant molecular geneticist at the Cell and Molecular Sciences group, has snapped one of the top prizes at a competition organised by the University of Dundee to mark the opening of a new £8m imaging facility.

Winter mountain hare sitting (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, January 30, 2015

Mountain hare study begins

The Institute has joined forces with Scottish Natural Heritage and the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust to begin a study on different methods of assessing mountain hare populations in upland areas of Scotland.

Dr Black’s research in soil ecology and soil science spans over 28 years
Monday, January 12, 2015

Dr Helaina Black appointed Ecological Sciences group leader

Senior soil ecologist Dr Helaina Black has been appointed to the leadership of the Ecological Sciences group at the James Hutton Institute, following the retirement of Dr Pete Goddard.

Climate change will have effects on UK agriculture, Hutton researchers say
Thursday, January 08, 2015

Climate change will have far reaching effects on UK agriculture

With 2014 reported as the warmest year since records began, we ignore the implications for agriculture in the UK in the medium to long term at our peril, scientists at the James Hutton Institute say.

The new book explores pathways towards agricultural sustainability (c) Hutton
Friday, December 19, 2014

Pathways towards agricultural sustainability analysed in new book

A new book co-edited by a James Hutton Institute social scientist aims to improve the understanding of transition processes towards sustainability in European agriculture.

Solutions need to be found urgently to ensure global food security
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Food security group wins major funding for world-leading food and land research

The Scottish Food Security Alliance-Crops (SFSA-C), a collaborative venture including the James Hutton Institute, has been awarded prestigious funding to research the links between food security and land use change.

Schoolchildren and scientists came together to mark World Soil Day
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Schoolchildren and scientists plant trees to mark World Soil Day

Schoolchildren and university students joined forces with leading soil scientists in Aberdeen to plant 15 trees and mark the launch of the International Year of Soils (IYS) 2015 and World Soil Day.

Construction of the Udny community wind turbine in 2011
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Value of community projects discussed at energy conference

The value of community-owned renewables to local economies was the focus of a presentation made by Professor Deb Roberts from the James Hutton Institute at Community Energy Scotland’s 2014 conference.

Slovenian researchers visited the Institute to discuss CropSustaIn project
Thursday, November 27, 2014

Slovenian researchers visit to discuss CropSustaIn progress

Researchers from the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia (AIS) visited the James Hutton Institute to discuss alternatives for sustainable crop production in Slovenia in the face of global change.

John Swinney MSP, Deputy FM (right), presented the award to Dr Nigel Kerby
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

MRS director wins award for outstanding contribution to knowledge exchange

Dr Nigel Kerby MBE, Managing Director of Mylnefield Research Services (MRS), has won the Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange Award in the Interface Excellence Awards 2014, which mark successful collaborations between businesses and Scottish universities and research institutes.

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