The Long-term Co-Evolution of Life and the Planet
_A research programme sponsored by the United Kingdom's Natural Environment Research Council
_'Long term coevolution of Life and the Planet' is a 4-year programme which is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council as part of the Earth Systems Science theme. The aim of the programme is to promote interdisciplinary research into periods of major environmental and biological change in earth history and to improve our understanding of how these affected the composition of the atmosphere, ocean and the evolution of life. The programme assists in the training of young scientists through project studentships and short courses and engages in various public engagement activities.
For more information about the four main research projects, please go to Research Projects;
For more information about the young scientists training short courses, please go to Summer/Spring School;
For more information about public engagement activities, please visit GEOBUS webisite.
_Long Term Co-evolution of Life and the Planet NERC home
Life and the Planet on UCL website
Descent into the Icehouse
Life and the Planet Meeting on The Geological Society London website
David Attenborough's first life
China UK Geo Link
Planet Earth Online
Welcome to our first discussion forum: Precambrian Network!
Changing atmospheric CO2 concentration was the
primary driver of early Cenozoic climate: A paper by Eleni Anagnostou on Eocene CO2 reconstructions using planktonic foraminifera is published by Nature. For detail, please see the publications page.
The impact of Cenozoic cooling on assemblage diversity in planktonic foraminifera. New paper published by Life & the Planet young scientist - Isabel Fenton - on the Royal Society Journal of Biological sciences. For detail, please click...
Another new paper on Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology from our PALEOPALAR project, James Witts et al., Evolution and extinction of Maastrichtian (Late Cretaceous) cephalopods. For detail, please click...
New paper by Life and the Planet young scientist, Dr. Will Foster, published on Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, tells us the environmental controls on the post-Permian recovery of marine ecosystems. For detail, please click...
New paper published on Nature Communication tells the story, Animals breathe freely for the first time 520 million-years ago. The paper was collaborated with some of the Life and Planet scientists.
Dr Rosalie Tostevin!
One of our life and the Planet PhD students, Rosalie Tostevin has successfully passed her viva yesterday(12/02/2015)! Congratulations! Well done, Dr Tostevin!
Martin Brasier: A Journey in Palaeobiology. An obituary of Professor Martin Brasier in Nature Geosciences. Martin had been involved in the Life and Planet programme ever since the beginning of the programme. He was also one of the invited speakers at our 2014 Sino-UK summer school in Nanjing - He will be sorely missed by all of us.
A short film for "Long Term Coevolution of Life and the Planet" is here! Please have a look to find out who we are, what we do and what we have achieved through working together in the past four years!
For updates: Please follow us on Twitter: @lifeandplanet1 and join our Facebook group Coevolution of Life and the Planet!the obituary of Professor Martin Brasier
18th - 21st September, 2012
Project meeting of Project I at UCL , followed by three-day Fermor Meeting 2012 at the Geological Society London.
Newsletter No. 1 from Project II: The Evolution of modern marine ecosystems