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Our Science

Our areas of work

Currently our focus is on five overarching areas for research, each with several key strands of work: Natural resource governance and management; The value of ecosystem services; Social and economic dimensions of rural development; Land management transitions, and; Human - environment relationships.

Our research

Further information on our research is included below:

We are also heavily involved in the Scottish Governments Centres of Expertise on:

Our research facilities

We use a range of traditional and more innovative equipment to further our research. More information about some of these can be found below:


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.