Neotoma has a new bylaws and governance structure! The Bylaws were drafted based on community input at the 2015 All-Hands meeting in Berkeley, CA and voted on and approved in December, 2016. Members of Neotoma are professional researchers and educators who use or contribute data to Neotoma and are interested in furthering Neotoma’s mission; Membership can be requested by any individual.
Neotoma data are managed by its Constituent Databases, each of which will have one or more Data Stewards. Neotoma itself is governed by a Leadership Council, composed of 12 members each serving 4-year terms. Key working groups include Executive, IT/Development, International Partnerships, and Education and Outreach.
For more information about the Neotoma bylaws and governance structure, go here.
Posted by Jack Williams on 12/13
The presentation "Pollen Databases: from von Post to Neotoma" is to be presented by Eric Grimm at the symposium Centenary (1916-2016) of Pollen Analysis and the Legacy of Lennart von Post at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, 24-25 November 2016. The symposium celebrates the 100 years since the first pollen diagram was presented by Lennart von Post and to examine his legacy in the science of pollen analysis and vegetation history.
Posted by Eric Grimm on 11/23
Neotoma talk given at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, at a special session in honor of Herb Wright. Talk title: Community-Curated Data Resources and Large-Scale Data-Model Syntheses: The Children of COHMAP. Slides have been posted to FigShare, link below
Posted by Jack Williams on 09/30
Two new educational modules built around the Neotoma Explorer web application are available: Exploring the Neotoma Paleoecology Database and Climate Change and Mammal Dispersal.
Posted by Brian Bills on 11/02
A paper by Simon Goring et al. describing the R package neotoma has just been published in the inaugural issue of the new open-access journal Open Quaternary. The paper is here. A direct link to the pdf is here.
Posted by Eric Grimm on 03/09
A blog post about the Neotoma Paleoecology Database mascot.
Posted by Eric Grimm on 09/16
Please give the new Explorer a try here and send us your feedback. Thanks.
Posted by Brian Bills on 05/16
Palynological Databases: Hands-on Computer Workshop will be held October 19-20 in conjunction with the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists in San Francisco. This workshop will provide training in the use of various software packages with application to palynology, with emphasis on the Neotoma Paleoecology Database, but also including Tilia, RNeotoma, an R package for Neotoma, and the Neotoma Application Programming Interface. For more information please visit the workshop webpage.
Posted by Eric Grimm on 09/03