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Ian Toth
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Scotland’s plant health in focus at Dundee conference

Plant professionals from science, government and industry are gathering in Dundee to take part in Scotland’s Plant Health Conference – an event that will shine a light on the importance of keeping our plant resources safe in the face of threats from damaging pests and diseases.

A white mountain hare sitting in moorland
Thursday, May 26, 2022

Promising results from mountain hare survey

An innovative survey of Scotland's mountain hares involving volunteer citizen scientists has been hailed as a success in a new report published today.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

New research explores antimicrobial resistance in Scotland’s waters

Research by James Hutton Institute and Heriot-Watt University scientists has carried out the first review of antimicrobial resistance in Scotland’s waters.

Harvest at Balruddery Farm, near Dundee
Monday, May 23, 2022

Fields of research that's now more vital than ever

Professor Colin Campbell, Chief Exec of the James Hutton Institute, explains the possibilities offered by gene editing to make a steady food supply chain a reality in the future, critical in this crisis time of climate change, pandemics and the rising cost of food production.

Ms Forbes and her team visited the IGS Crop Research Centre
Friday, May 20, 2022

Finance secretary visits Dundee campus to discuss national strategy for economic transformation

The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Kate Forbes MSP, visited the James Hutton Institute’s Dundee campus to discuss the National Strategy for Economic Transformation, which sets out a clear commitment to support a more progressive wellbeing economy agenda and provides Scotland with an opportunity for global leadership.

A mountain hare sitting in moorland (Photo: Scott Newey)
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Why it’s important – and urgent – that we halt loss of biodiversity

Ahead of the International Day for Biological Diversity on Sunday 22nd May, Dr Kenneth Loades stresses the importance of preserving biodiversity.

Dr Rebekka Artz, Ecological Sciences
Thursday, May 19, 2022

Hutton scientist Rebekka Artz included in first ENDS Power List

Dr Rebekka Artz, a senior scientist within the James Hutton Institute’s Ecological Sciences department, has been included in the inaugural ENDS Power List, which names the 100 UK environmental professionals who have made the greatest impact in the past two years as nominated by their colleagues, customers, and competitors.

Daisies at Duthie Park, Aberdeen (Photo by Seema Miah/Unsplash)
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Climate change is theme of Aberdeen Fascination of Plants events

A series of Fascination of Plants events across Aberdeen will highlight the impact of climate change on the natural world, including activities from plant sales to sessions demonstrating how plants can help fight climate change by taking carbon from the atmosphere and how mosses are able to store water.

Aerial view of the Centre for Sustainable Cropping at Balruddery Farm
Thursday, May 05, 2022

New study highlights importance of ecological principles in agriculture

A Hutton scientific study summarising six years of agricultural research undertaken for the Scottish Government highlights the impact of the use of ecological principles in agriculture on sustainability, resilience, and provision of ecosystem functions.

Dr Mike Rivington (Information and Computational Sciences) during the session
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Hutton science contributes to parliamentary session on the impact of Ukraine crisis on food supply chains

Dr Mike Rivington, a senior scientist within the James Hutton Institute’s Information and Computational Sciences department, has contributed evidence to a session of the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the war in Ukraine and its impact on food supply and security in Scotland and beyond.

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