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Photograph showing tree growth rings
Friday, August 05, 2011

Study shows sheep change tree growth rings

Past climatic conditions could be more accurately estimated thanks to work by an Institute researcher.

Photograph of potato plants in flower
Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Mapping potato genome helps Peruvian farmers

An international project based in Peru hopes that decoding the potato's genetic code will allow future breeders to create pest-resistant spuds

Photography of image showing little scientists examining soil
Friday, July 29, 2011

Beechgrove Garden investigates the science of soil

The science of soils will be investigated by the Beechgrove Garden on Monday 1 August 2011.

Photograph showing a cross-section of soil
Thursday, July 21, 2011

The James Hutton Institute supports professional competency initiative for soil scientists

A professional competency scheme for practising soil scientists has been launched today (Thursday 21 July) which aims to improve the quality of professional soils advice.

Image of the LOCAW logo
Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Low Carbon Pathway for the Energy Industry

Understanding the drivers and barriers to a low carbon future is the focus of a seminar taking place in Aberdeen next week.

Photograph of the tuber types used to decode the potato genome
Friday, July 08, 2011

Potato genome set to revolutionise breeding and ensure food security

An international team of scientists – led in the UK by researchers at The James Hutton Institute in Scotland – have succeeded in mapping the genome of the potato, the first major UK crop plant to be fully sequenced.

Rural buildings
Friday, July 08, 2011

Commission appointment for Institute researcher

A senior researcher from The James Hutton Institute has been appointed to the Commission on Rural Education it was announced today (7 July 2011).

Dry river
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Institute scientist assists with East African famine

A senior scientist from The James Hutton Institute is travelling to Ethiopia to assist with the current drought crisis.

Bike week logo
Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Institute staff pedal into first place

Staff at The James Hutton Institute have pedalled their way to first place in the Aberdeen Cycle Commuter Challenge 2011.

James Hutton Institute logo
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New science leadership team announced

The foundation of the James Hutton Institute has taken a major step forward with the announcement of the senior science leadership team.

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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.