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Gladys Wright

Staff picture: Gladys Wright
Ecological Sciences
Ecological Sciences
Research Assistant
Gladys.Wright@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)344 928 5428 (*)

The James Hutton Institute
Invergowrie
Dundee DD2 5DA
Scotland UK

 

Science/Policy/Education:

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.

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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.