Biosphere Evolution, Transition and Resilience (BETR) is a joint research programme funded jointly by the Natural Environment Research Council of the UK (NERC) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
The aim of the BETR programme is to advance understanding of biosphere evolution by integrating excellent geoscience and cutting edge modelling. Even though the three consortia look at different geological eras, their common dual goals are to:
1)integrate project research towards a better understanding of biosphere resilience both in the past and into the future;
2)encourage UK-China cooperation in palaeoenvironmental research and training.
The BETR programme involves three research projects, which cover three key transitions in Earth history. If you would like to know more about us, please click the buttons below.