UK-China impact festival and exposium

UK-China impact festival On Tuesday 8th November the UMBRELLA team was invited to be part of the first UK-China festival of science. This is event showcased the latest research being jointly developed collaboratively between both nations with the UMBRELLA-BETR project specially invited to showcase some of the latest cutting-edge work in the impact of climate …

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Tastes of China!

Our 4th trip in China reminded us just how wonderful the food is and especially how varied it can be from region to region due to the many different cultures and people who inhabit this wonderful country. After a long day collecting field samples it tastes even better too! Thus far we have been able …

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UMBRELLA project team

  Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience (BETR) is a joint programme between Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). The aim of the BETR programme is to advance understanding of the evolution of the biosphere by integrating excellent palaeoscience (e.g. palaeontology, geochemistry, geochronology and phylogenomics) and cutting edge …

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UMBRELLA group science

The Asian Monsoon System is a major feature of the Earth’s climate, directly impacting half the human population of the world. The impact of the monsoon on the supply of water and food, and on the flora, fauna, and ecosystems, significantly contributes to the economy of the region. Moreover, large parts of China are noted …

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