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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.

An image of a flooded field
Thursday, September 02, 2021

Action needed now to tackle the climate emergency

As the eyes of the world turn to Glasgow for the upcoming COP26, the James Hutton Institute has supported the recommendations issued by the Climate Emergency Response Group (CERG) in a report which outlines a series of actions the Scottish Government must take to accelerate their response to the climate emergency.

CREW Manager, Rachel Helliwell, and Net Zero Secretary, Michael Matheson
Friday, August 27, 2021

Support to protect Scotland's coastlines

An estimated £1.2 billion of Scotland’s buildings, transport infrastructure, cultural and natural heritage may be at risk of coastal erosion by 2050, according to new research funded by the Centre of Expertise for Waters (CREW), a partnership between the James Hutton Institute and Scottish higher education and research institutes.

Ground breaking: Mairi Gougeon MSP, Prof Colin Campbell and Iain Stewart MP
Thursday, August 26, 2021

Building work starts in earnest for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre

Building work has now begun on the International Barley Hub (IBH) and Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC) at the James Hutton Institute. The two plant science innovation centres are being supported by £45 million from the UK Government and £17 million from the Scottish Government as part of the Tay Cities Region Deal.

A picture of a woman running through woodland
Tuesday, August 24, 2021

New review of evidence linking the environment and mental health

An Environmental Science and Mental Health Review commissioned by NERC and led by researchers at the James Hutton Institute has highlighted the potential contribution that environmental science can make to mental health research and innovation.

A summer evening in Deeside (Image: Dee Catchment Partnership)
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Funding boost for nature and climate adaptation in Deeside

Large-scale conservation work across the Dee catchment has been given the green light thanks to a major cash injection of over half a million pounds. A variety of projects comprising floodplain restoration, woodland expansion and peatland restoration will benefit both people and nature, boosting the region’s resilience.

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