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Discussions at Balruddery Research Farm
Thursday, April 07, 2022

Rural affairs secretary visits Climate-Positive Farming Initiative at Glensaugh

The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, Mairi Gougeon MSP, visited the James Hutton Institute’s Glensaugh Research Farm, near Laurencekirk, site of our Climate-Positive Farming Initiative.

Monitoring station at Girlsta, Shetland, and a research team
Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Scotland's flux tower network improved for better understanding of impact of peatland restoration

The flux tower network in Scotland is to be extended and enhanced to better understand the carbon and climate impact of restoring peatlands. Supported by over £1 million of Scottish Government funding, three additional flux towers to be operated by the James Hutton Institute will join the current network.

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Circularity in integrated agricultural systems may be key to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions

Intensification and the separation of crops, livestock and forestry production systems in agriculture contributes greatly to climate change. A new 1.33 million project (SENSE), co-ordinated by Institute researchers, will aim to find measures that can mitigate GHG emission

Pools near Forsinard, Highland (Photo: Rebekka Artz)
Monday, April 04, 2022

Major research effort to save future of European peatlands

A five-year, £3.7m research project involving scientists from across the UK and partners across Europe will assess the risk that climate change poses to our peatlands and create the capability to better manage these important ecosystems.

Professor Robin Pakeman
Friday, March 25, 2022

Professor Robin Pakeman elected Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management

Professor Robin Pakeman, a plant ecologist at the James Hutton Institute, has received the honour of being elected a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Community Landowners
Thursday, March 24, 2022

Community landowners – what type of agricultural activity is carried out on your land?

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute are calling on Community Landowners from across Scotland to help them develop a greater understanding of the agricultural activity carried out on their land. The research also explores perceptions of agriculture, and as such is open to all Community Landowners.

A croft in the Scottish Highlands
Thursday, March 24, 2022

How Scottish farmers and crofters are changing food systems with agroecology

New research by James Hutton Institute scientists and partners explores the use of sustainable farming practices in Scotland and how these support long-term land productivity and resilience amongst agricultural businesses.

Prof Alan Jenkins (UKCEH) delivering the first CREW Annual Lecture
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

World Water Day 2022: realising the benefits of Scotland’s waters

Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Waters, the Hydro Nation International Centre and the James Hutton Institute joined the annual global celebration of World Water Day with a call to realise the benefits of Scotland’s waters, during an event that brought together Scotland’s water communities to promote the value of this precious resource.

Kinnoull Hill with River Tay in background (c) James Hutton Institute
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Research provides first comprehensive view of pharmaceutical pollution of Scotland’s water environment

A study carried out by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), with the James Hutton Institute and the Environmental Research Institute (University of the Highlands and Islands) delivered the first national assessment of the emerging area of concern around pharmaceutical pollution of Scotland’s water environment.

Aphids on a plant leaf
Monday, March 14, 2022

New integrated pest management resources available from Hutton soft fruit research

New resources summarising recent integrated pest management (IPM) research to tackle new and existing insect pest threats to Scottish fruit crops have been developed by Dr Carolyn Mitchell, an entomologist based at the James Hutton Institute.

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