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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Now available: December 2022 issue of Hutton Highlights

The latest issue of Hutton Highlights, our e-magazine is now available from our Hutton Highlights pages. Showing how Institute research is helping in the fight to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity, currently being discussed at COP15.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

£2 m water quality project to protect river ecosystems

Researchers from The James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen are collaborating on a new project led by the University of Stirling to explore how pollution and climate change are impacting freshwater ecosystems.

Dr Ruth Mitchell
Monday, December 12, 2022

Countdown to the COP15 agreement

To support and highlight the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15), we have created a ‘Countdown to the COP15 agreement’ biodiversity calendar. The Institute’s calendar has been running since the 1st of December and will finish on the last day of the biodiversity conference, the 19th of December 2022.

 Malcom Offord, Colin Campbell
Monday, December 05, 2022

International Barley Hub Field Centre opened in Invergowrie

The International Barley Hub Field Centre at the James Hutton Institute was officially opened today (2 December) by UK Government Minister for Scotland, Malcolm Offord.

ATLAS: The Art of Mapping
Thursday, December 01, 2022

ATLAS: The Art of Mapping

The James Hutton Institute welcomed a sold-out audience to its Craigiebuckler campus last night, for an event with author and artist Andrew Redmond Barr. Andrew’s book, The Atlas of Scotland, showcases Scotland’s history through his hand drawn maps, and includes the local histories of various towns and cities.

Professor Derek Stewart, director of the Advanced Plant Growth Centre
Monday, November 28, 2022

Institute’s enlightenment ideas help feed the future

In a cluster of sheds on the outskirts of Dundee they are exploring the future of farming. There are four aluminium towers, with layer upon layer of open trays, each beneath a ceiling of LED lights shining down on rows of seedlings, young plants, and rapidly growing saplings.

2022 ISRR Medal Lecture on Root Research
Friday, November 18, 2022

2022 ISRR Medal Lecture on Root Research

This years’ ISRR (International Society of Root Research) Dundee root medal and workshop took place on 9th November, on the theme of “Understanding the root, soil, microbe nexus, what really controls root distribution in soils”.

The James Hutton Institute: healing effects of honey
Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Scottish crops could hold key to healing with honey

Manuka honey comes from New Zealand and Australia, and is made by bees that feed on Manuka flowers, a plant in the tea tree and myrtle family. However, in a collaboration that crosses the globe, researchers from The James Hutton Institute have been examining the medical potential of honeys made from other crops to act as anti-microbial agents.

The First Step towards Sustainable Medicine Prescribing in Scotland
Monday, November 14, 2022

The First Step towards Sustainable Medicine Prescribing in Scotland

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute will form a partnership with a project team aiming to develop a framework for an eco-directed formulary that will incorporate environmental data on medicines into the prescribing process, alongside clinical and cost effectiveness.

freshwater ecosystems
Friday, November 11, 2022

Major new awards seek innovative solutions to restore Europe’s rivers, lakes and wetlands

MERLIN, a project committed to transformative ecosystem restoration through Nature-based Solutions, co-led by the James Hutton Institute, is offering companies a unique opportunity to showcase their cutting-edge work to develop products and services which will help protect and restore freshwater ecosystems.

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