Neotoma Database and EducationNeotoma 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:
- Introduce faculty and students to the value and use of databases for the exploration of larger scientific problems.
- 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.
- 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.