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educator , Environmental scientist

David John Beerling, British environmental scientist, educator. Achievements include research in composition of ancient atmosphere. Recipient Philip Leverhulme prize, Earth Sciences, Leverhulme Trust, since 2001. Fellow: Linnean Society London; member: American Geophysical Union (associate).


Beerling, David John was born on June 21, 1965 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Son of John William and Carol Beerling.


Bachelor of Science with honors in Botany, University Wales, Cardiff, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy in Alien Plant Biogeography, University Wales, Cardiff, 1990.


Natural Environment Research Council postdoctoral research assistant University London and University Durham, 1990—1993. European Commission postdoctoral research assistant University Sheffield, England, 1993—1994, Royal Society University research fellow, 1994—2002, honorary lecturer, 1994—1999, reader, 1999—2002, Philip Leverhulme research fellow earth science, since 2001, professor palaeoclimatology, since 2002.


  • Achievements include research in composition of ancient atmosphere.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Advisory: New Phytologist, since 1994, member editorial board: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, since 1997. Co-author: Vegetation and the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle: Modelling the First 400 Million Years, 2001.


Fellow: Linnean Society London. Member: American Geophysical Union (associate).


John William

Carol Beerling