• Bacteria as seen under a microscope
  • Sun shining across a beach
  • Lowland Scottish Agricultural Scene
  • Drome image showing experiment plots
  • Test Tubes
  • Luminescent Vial
  • Copping Edge
  • Agricultural Landscpe
  • River Tay
  • Petri Dishes
  • Sprouting Roots
  • Potato Field
  • Tay Bridge at Night
  • Test Tubes in a rack
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Transformation

We endorse and seek to extend James Hutton’s multi-disciplinary and transformative approach to science.

We endorse and seek to extend James Hutton’s multi-disciplinary and transformative approach to science.

Transformation

Hutton said that agriculture was “the study of his life” which he started early in his career when he moved to the Borders of Scotland and farmed two farms at Slighhouses and Nether Monynut. Through his work as a farmer, experimenting with lime to improve soil fertility, postulating how environment selects different crop traits to his ground-breaking work to understand soil formation and its loss leading to geology and geological time, James Hutton’s contribution transformed practice and thinking, and shaped a great deal of the knowledge that came after his death.