Our science

We find scientific solutions to the challenges posed by the climate and nature crises on the sustainable management of land, crop and natural resources that support thriving communities.

Our research covers a broad range of areas from improving crop resilience to supporting sustainable communities.
World-leading centres’ of excellence in plant science, barley research, sustainable water management and climate positive initiatives.
Our interdisciplinary researchers work across five science departments, each with its own research focus.
Find staff members working at The James Hutton Institute and read more about the research they are involved.
Our research has an international impact. Find out more about the important research we are undertaking.
Providing over 100 students with a unique and valuable experience of working in a practical professional environment.