Neotoma Paleoecology Database
Neotoma is a multiproxy paleoecological database that covers the Pliocene-Quaternary, including modern microfossil samples. The database is an international collaborative effort among individuals from 19 institutions, representing multiple constituent databases. There are over 20 data-types within the Neotoma Paleoecological Database, including pollen microfossils, plant macrofossils, vertebrate fauna, diatoms, charcoal, biomarkers, ostracodes, physical sedimentology and water chemistry. Neotoma provides an underlying cyberinfrastructure that enables the development of common software tools for data ingest, discovery, display, analysis, and distribution, while giving domain scientists control over critical taxonomic and other data quality issues.
#1 Updated by Amy Forrester about 5 years ago
10/16/2017 - Mark Met with Jack Williams and Simon Goring on Wednesday 11 Oct;
NEOTOMA is a database model that exposes a vertical transect of species data via a sediment core; NEOTOMA is currently working with GBIF to deposito paleo-ecology taxon data into the GBIF repository; NEOTOMA uses Darwin Core as their science metadata; NEOTOMA will not actively engage until after the new year. (Simon's email: firstname.lastname@example.org)