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Traditional water management practices highlighted in new UN book

Research by a social scientist based within the James Hutton Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) has been featured in a book recently published by the International Labour Organization (ILO), a specialized agency of the United Nations.

New leadership appointments in Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group

Drs Tony Craig and Alice Hague have been appointed to the leadership of the James Hutton Institute’s Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences (SEGS) group on an interim basis and will job-share in the role.

SEGS’ 40 staff work across economics, geography, sociology, anthropology, psychology and everything in between. Its mission is for Hutton to be internationally recognised for the quality, relevance and impact of its social science research connecting land, people and the environment.

Protein replacement poses challenge for global agricultural systems

Capacities for completely replacing animal protein in the human diet are limited and would require “major changes” in the structure of global agricultural food systems, according to new research.

A study carried out by Scottish scientists demonstrates the importance of a sustainable supply of lysine globally. Lysine is one of the amino acids that are essential for human nutrition.

Arable Scotland: a brand new arable event for Scotland

Three industry organisations have joined forces to launch a brand new field-based arable event for Scotland: Arable Scotland, which is jointly organised by AHDB, the James Hutton Institute and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), will take place at Balruddery Farm, Invergowrie on 2 July.

Heat stress study aims to protect potato yields

Temperature has a pronounced effect on the formation of potato tubers: when temperature is too high, potato plants form less or no tubers, which can greatly decrease yields. Scientists at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nuremberg (Germany) and the James Hutton Institute have uncovered the genetic mechanism behind the decrease of potato yields under high temperatures, which may help develop heat-tolerant varieties and protect future potato yields.

Hutton Athena SWAN commitment awarded Bronze status to 2022

The James Hutton Institute’s ongoing commitment to advancing the careers of women in science and technology has been recognised through the award of Athena SWAN Bronze status to November 2022, as communicated by an external award review panel.

Nature’s dangerous decline ‘unprecedented’: IPBES report

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (29 April – 4 May) in Paris.

Blight map reveals evolution of potato disease in Europe in 2018

An international consortium including the James Hutton Institute which tracks the European spatial distribution of Phytophthora infestans, the plant pathogen responsible for potato late blight, has updated the distribution of the pathogen by adding new data that visualises the distribution and diversity of dominant clones in the 2018 crop.

Plant Teams Field Lab: heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

The James Hutton Institute is teaming up with Soil Association Scotland and Scotland's Rural College for a special crofting meeting of the Plant Teams Field Lab event series on the Isle of Lismore, looking at how intercropping can help crofters grow multiple crops together for better outcomes.


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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.