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Dopplerite samples gifted to Scotland's National Soil Archive
Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Dopplerite samples gifted to Scotland's National Soil Archive

The National Soil Archive of Scotland, held at the Aberdeen campus of the James Hutton Institute, has added two large samples of Dopplerite to its collection by gift of the Executors of Mr William Filshie.. Dopplerite is a naturally occurring, but relatively rare, organic material associated with peat deposits.

Screenshot of Germinate
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Hutton bioinformatics support BOLD action for future food security and climate resilience

Bioinformaticians at the James Hutton Institute are supporting a 10-year, US$58m initiative launched by the Crop Trust and the Government of Norway to improve global food security and climate resilience.

Barley's genetic complexity means a portion of chromosomes rarely recombine
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

James Hutton Institute welcomes Defra announcement on gene editing

The James Hutton Institute has welcomed plans unveiled by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to pave the way to enable use of gene editing technologies in England.

Research shows greenspace & mental health are positively related (fiach/Pixabay)
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Urban greenspace benefits deprived and ethnic minority communities

While urban greenspace is often associated with improved mental health, new research has found the benefits are dependent on the characteristics of the population using the space - and their proximity to it.

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.

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.

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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.