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Matt Aitkenhead speaks at the 7th SOM symposium in Adelaide, Australia
Monday, October 28, 2019

Spotlight on Hutton soil science at 7th International Soil Organic Matter symposium

Given the urgency of the climate crisis, it is past time to start driving large-scale change and the James Hutton Institute is well-placed to focus on the implementation of land management options, Hutton scientist Matt Aitkenhead said at the 7th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter in Adelaide, Australia.

The James Hutton Institute has 124 registered PhD students
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Backing the scientists of the future: funding boost for EASTBIO partnership

The next generation of UK bioscientists has received a £170 million boost from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, including a £17m award to the EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership, supported by the James Hutton Institute.

Professor Lorna Dawson, of the James Hutton Institute, led the inquiry
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Scotland is leading the way to net-zero carbon farming, report finds

Scotland is leading the way when it comes to meeting challenges such as net-zero carbon and land reform, a new report supported by the James Hutton Institute finds.

Donald Barrie (r), Glensaugh farm manager, speaks to SRUC students
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

New Hutton-SRUC partnership to help students gain real-world experience

A new partnership between the James Hutton Institute and SRUC will put practical skills into the hands of future farmers. Students studying agriculture at national certificate and degree level at SRUC’s Aberdeen campus will now complete practical classes at the Institute's Glensaugh Research Farm in Aberdeenshire.

Farm Business Incubators provide a route for new entrants to farming
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

NEWBIE farming incubators at AgriScot

Could Farm Business Incubators provide a route into the industry for new entrants in Scotland? This question is set to be the focus of a special NEWBIE business seminar at AgriScot on 20th November, led by James Hutton Institute social scientists.

New DeeWatch blog to illustrate the areas stunning wildlife
Monday, October 14, 2019

New DeeWatch blog to illustrate Deeside's stunning wildlife

A blog created in celebration of Deeside’s wildlife, and Inspired by the BBC’s ‘Watches’ series has been launched by the Dee Catchment Partnership. “DeeWatch”, aims to encourage locals to explore Deeside by showing them where they can locate the diverse plants, animals and insects the area has to offer.

The launch took place at our site in Invergowrie near Dundee
Friday, October 11, 2019

Innovation Hub for Controlled Environment Agriculture launched in Dundee

Agri-tech centre Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) and farming technology company Liberty Produce have launched an Innovation Hub for Controlled Environment Agriculture (IHCEA) at the James Hutton Institute’s site in Invergowrie near Dundee.

Screenshot of NAR-DP
Wednesday, October 09, 2019

A new website to improve open access to research data on Scotland’s natural assets

Scientists based at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen have developed a brand-new, web-based portal to improve access to spatial data on Scotland’s natural assets, including soils, land, biodiversity and cultural heritage.

E. coli can colonise the intestinal tract of cattle
Friday, October 04, 2019

New insight into bacterium responsible for life-threatening disease in humans

A new study co-authored by Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland researchers has shown that a specific toxin produced by naturally-occurring E. coli bacteria helps these bacteria colonise the intestinal tract of cattle and increases transmission of the bacteria to other animals in the herd.

Professors Dieter Helm and Colin Campbell (c) James Hutton Institute
Friday, October 04, 2019

Watch the 42nd TB Macaulay Lecture by Professor Dieter Helm: Green and Prosperous Land

The 42nd TB Macaulay Lecture, given by Professor Dieter Helm on the topic of achieving a green and prosperous land in the face of multiple challenges, is now available to watch online.

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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.