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Research team at Girlsta, Shetland, with the new station
Friday, September 17, 2021

Hutton research team install UK's northernmost peatland GHG monitoring station

An all-female team of scientists from the James Hutton Institute travelled to Shetland to install the most northerly micrometeorological station in the UK to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from eroded peatland.

Photo of Teleri Fielden in a Snowdonia landscape (credit: Teleri Fielden)
Thursday, September 16, 2021

Future proofing your business: Women farmers from across Europe to exchange experiences

Agricultural resilience is critical across Europe, but how can individual farms ensure they are ‘future proofed’? This question will be at the centre of an international online event to be held on Tuesday 21st September, co-hosted by Women in Agriculture Scotland and the EU-funded NEFERTITI and NEWBIE research projects.

Screenshot of session on nature-based solutions
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Hutton expertise contributes to Lords inquiry into nature-based solutions for climate change

Dr Rebekka Artz, a senior research scientist within the James Hutton Institute’s Ecological Sciences department, has contributed evidence to an inquiry by the Science and Technology Committee of the House of Lords into the role of nature-based solutions in mitigating climate change.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

NEWBIE project: what are the main issues facing new entrants to farming?

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute are seeking views from farmers and farming professionals from across Europe in relation to the support, challenges and opportunities for new entrant farmers.

Christiana Figueres will deliver the 43rd TB Macaulay Lecture
Monday, September 13, 2021

43rd TB Macaulay Lecture: in conversation with Christiana Figueres

Coinciding this year with the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, the 43rd TB Macaulay Lecture will be delivered on Tuesday November 2nd (19:00 UK time) by Christiana Figueres, an internationally recognised leader on global climate change, in conversation with BBC broadcaster Laura Goodwin.

arable farmers
Thursday, September 09, 2021

Arable farmers - how do you react to risk?

Researchers from the James Hutton Institute and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research are calling on arable farmers from across Scotland to help them develop a greater understanding of attitudes towards making risky decisions, as part of an international study.

David Beattie, KTP researcher, has been shortlisted for a KTN Award
Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Seaweed feed researcher shortlisted for prestigious KTP leadership award

David Beattie, a Knowledge Transfer Partnership researcher exploring how seaweed-based feeds can help achieve benefits in Scotland’s premium animal feeds sector, has been shortlisted for a Knowledge Transfer Network “Best of the Best Award”, in the Future Leader category.

Beltie burn wetlands
Monday, September 06, 2021

Dee Catchment Partnership shortlisted for Nature of Scotland award

The partnership in charge of looking after the river Dee catchment in north east Scotland is a finalist in the Nature of Scotland Awards. Shortlisted for the Climate Action Award, the Hutton-supported Dee Catchment Partnership has been recognised for the group’s recent efforts in restoring the Easter Beltie burn near Torphins.

Image of the Nature of Scotland Awards logo
Friday, September 03, 2021

Shortlist announced for Nature of Scotland Awards 2021

Celebrating the inspirational people, projects, groups and organisations working hard to protect Scotland’s precious natural heritage, the shortlist has now been announced for the Nature of Scotland Awards 2021, including finalists for the Food and Farming category sponsored by the James Hutton Institute.

SEDA report cover
Friday, September 03, 2021

New report and forum to discuss climate action in Scotland

Urgent and combined actions are needed to tackle the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis, according to a new report published by the Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA) and supported by James Hutton Institute scientists. The document sets out eight recommendations which will all be discussed in a new forum called SEDA Land.

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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.