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.
5th - 6th September, BETR Finale. This will be a hybrid meeting, most of the UK participants will finally come together in Horwood House here in the UK and our Chinese colleagues will join in online. The finale will showcase the culmination of the scientific findings of three involved projects since 2017.
15th -16th November, BETR Nanjing Symposium. This will be a hybrid meeting, UK participants join in through zoom to the Nanjing meeting. Come to listen to the new BETR scientific findings....
Multiple publications of the BETR during 2019 and 2020. More publications from the BETR group are coming...
BETR management committee meeting at University of Bristol.
Six early career researchers have won BETR ECRs' visiting scholarship. To see their detail, please visit visiting ECRs page.
The 2019 BETR Wuhan Workshop page is updated.
BETR workshop: Geobiological Methods and Advances.
15th - 21st September