China University of Geosciences
  • project . 2009 - 2011
    Funder: UKRI Project Code: NE/G003416/1
    Funder Contribution: 202,835 GBP
    Partners: Yale University, CUG, University of Oxford

    Stalagmites and other carbonates deposited in caves provide a potentially powerful record of past climate. Stalagmites have a wider geographical dispersion than lakes or ice cores and provide an ideal terrestrial complement to marine sediment cores. Stalagmites have add...

  • project . 2017 - 2022
    Funder: UKRI Project Code: NE/P013643/1
    Funder Contribution: 706,467 GBP
    Partners: Hebei University, University of London, CUG, Nanjing Institute of Geology & Palaeonto

    Charles Darwin's great dilemma was why complex life in the form of fossil animals appear so abruptly in rocks around 520 million years ago (Ma), in what is widely known as the Cambrian explosion. During recent decades, exceptionally preserved animal fossils have been fo...

  • project . 2021 - 2022
    Funder: UKRI Project Code: NE/V008935/1
    Funder Contribution: 80,410 GBP
    Partners: University of Brighton, NWU, Peking University, Brno University of Technology, CUG

    The rare earth elements (REE) are classified as critical metals because they are essential for renewable energy technology such as wind turbines, and for the development of electric motors for low carbon transport. Current government policies in the UK and globally are ...

  • project . 2017 - 2022
    Funder: UKRI Project Code: NE/P013724/1
    Funder Contribution: 1,157,680 GBP
    Partners: CAS, University of Leeds, California Academy of Sciences, UMCP, CUG, China Geological Survey, University of Reading, University of St Andrews, STEMNET, FIELD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

    It is hard not to have a fascination for the Permo-Triassic mass extinction (PTME). No other catastrophe in history of the world was so far-reaching and all encompassing. Even the death of the dinosaurs does not look quite as bad when compared with the PTME because, eve...

  • project . 2016 - 2023
    Funder: UKRI Project Code: NE/N018508/1
    Funder Contribution: 1,802,010 GBP
    Partners: Utrecht University, WWU, University of Exeter, CUG, UNIVERSITE DE BOURGOGNE, University of Copenhagen, ELTE, JET Propulsion Laboratory, Delft University of Technology, RU...

    We propose a large-scale, multi-faceted, international programme of research on the functioning of the Earth system at a key juncture in its history - the Early Jurassic. At that time the planet was subject to distinctive tectonic, magmatic, and solar system orbital for...

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