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To deliver the highest quality, innovative research which contributes knowledge, products and services

Science connecting land and people

Across the globe nations are facing growing demands to provide food, energy and water from finite land and natural resources. These challenges are complex, interconnected and ever-changing. Encompassing a distinctive range of world-class research strengths in land, crop, water, environment and socio-economic science integrated within an interdisciplinary system approach, the James Hutton Institute works in partnership with people, organisations and governments to deliver practical solutions for our shared future.

Our Scientific Challenges are:

  • Scientific Challenge 1: Develop new crops and production methods that help deliver food security while better protecting the environment.
  • Scientific Challenge 2: Protect and enhance the resilience of ecosystems for multiple benefits.
  • Scientific Challenge 3: Deliver technical and social innovations that support sustainable and resilient communities.

Science Departments

Our research is conducted in the following Science Departments.

Research Integrity

For information about research integrity at the Institute, visit our Research Integrity page.


Areas of Interest

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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.