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Photograph of a glass of whisky and ears of barley
Thursday, May 03, 2012

£1.25 million for cereals research

The James Hutton Institute has been awarded funding for four different projects as part of the Crop Improvement Research Club.

Photograph of Scots pine trees
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rare Scottish pines in Inverewe experiment

A long-term experiment will track native pines in Wester Ross and Aberdeenshire to study how they fare in different climates.

Image showing a root using the fluorescent technique
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lighting up plant cells

A new technique using fluorescence in living plant tissue and computer algorithms will contribute to better models for understanding how plants develop at a cellular level.

Image of the GILDED logo
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Getting the energy message

Thinking ‘green’ and being pro-environment does not necessarily reduce domestic energy usage. That is the finding of researchers from the James Hutton Institute.

Water Works March winning photo 'Flood at the pumping station' by John Smith
Friday, April 06, 2012

Water Works March winner

The March winner of the Water Works school competition has been announced.

Image of the James Hutton Institute logo
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Birthday celebrations at James Hutton Institute

Staff at the James Hutton Institute are celebrating the organisation’s first birthday. In a message of congratulations, Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond said the James Hutton Institute had rapidly established itself as major player on the science landscape at home and abroad.

Photograph of daffodils
Monday, April 02, 2012

Record breaking March weather

March was officially the warmest and driest since records began in 1954 at the James Hutton Institute in Dundee.

Image of the Planet Under Pressure logo
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Warning signs on global soils “serious”

Scientists from the James Hutton Institute, joined by colleagues from around the world, have called for a greater acknowledgement of the importance of soils in climate change mitigation, global food security and maintaining global biodiversity.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Time to change the strategy in the battle for biodiversity

The Chief Executive of the James Hutton Institute has called for greater support and investment in inter-disciplinary science to tackle rising extinction rates in the plant and animal world.

Image of the Planet Under Pressure logo
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Scottish scientists study a “Planet Under Pressure”

Senior scientists and the chief executive of the James Hutton Institute will be at the international Planet Under Pressure conference in London next week.

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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.