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Gladys Wright

Staff picture: Gladys Wright
Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Research Assistant
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK



Photograph of Gladys Wright with Rhona BrankinCoordinator of The Living Field educational project: preparation of materials for education and outreach; liaison with education, NGOs and public bodies; supervision of the Living Field Garden and Study Centre; responsibility for the Living Field project in the Scottish Government's Sustainble Crop Systems workpackage; grant applications to charitable bodies.

Current research interests

Based in Ecological Sciences: studies in the laboratory, glasshouse and field on resource capture and use by barley, wheat and potato; methodologies include development of nutrient-supply systems, plant growth and development, preparation for chemical analysis, data analysis. 

Past research

  • Seedbanks in arable ecosystems: over 25 years measuring seedbanks in field experiments and surveys; collation and analysis of data; creation of a seed library and the online database ASIS.
  • Ecological field trials: planning, establishment and supervision of field experiments on crop-weed interactions, plant competition, phenotyping of wild plants.


  • Marshall, B.; Wright, G.M.; Neilson, S.; Wheatley, R.E.; Squire, G.R.; Malecki, S.; Athwal, K.; Taylor, D.; Morrison, J.; Carrie, J.; Anderson, C. (2005) The Living Field CD., Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, 350pp.

  • George, T.S.; Brown, L.; Wishart, J.; Thompson, J.; Wright, G.M.; Ramsay, G.; Bradshaw, J.E.; White, P.J. (2008) Phosphorus efficient potatoes., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2007, pp42-43.
  • Karley, A.J.; Marshall, B.; Young, M.W.; Holroyde, S.; Wright, G.M.; Squire, G.R. (2004) Plant archtecture and structural-functioning modelling., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2003/2004, pp157-159.
  • Birch, A.N.E.; Boag, B.; Newton, A.C.; Gordon, S.C.; Fenton, B.; Malloch, G.; Hallett, P.D.; Iannetta, P.P.M.; Stephens, S.E.; Neilson, S.; Wright, G.M.; Marshall, B.; McKenzie, B.M.; Squire, G.R.; Gill, P.; Wheatley, R.E. (2004) The SCRI LEAF Innovation Centre: Agro-ecosystem research which develops and promotes sustainable agriculture strategies and policies for Scotland, UK and Europe., Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 2003/2004, pp107-114.
  • Squire, G.R.; Augustin, N.; Bown, J.; Crawford, J.C.; Dunlop, G.; Graham, J.; Hillman, J.R.; Marshall, B.; Marshall, D.F.; Ramsay, G.; Robinson, D.J.; Russell, J.R.; Thompson, C.; Wright, G.M. (1999) Gene flow in the environment: genetic pollution?, Annual Report of the Scottish Crop Research Institute for 1998/99, pp45-54.

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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.