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Neotoma Database and Education

Neotoma offers educators and students the opportunity to experience a research-quality, multidisciplinary scientific database through hands-on exploration of real scientific data.


The objectives of the Neotoma Database outreach effort are:

  1. Introduce faculty and students to the value and use of databases for the exploration of larger scientific problems.
  2. Place the information in the Neotoma database into contexts larger than the individual constituent databases— for example: species extinctions and responses of species to past global climate change.
  3. Show students how the recent fossil record provides critical information about the changing states of biological systems during the large and rapid climate changes of the past.