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
The early view version of Model systems for a no-analog future: species associations and climates during the last deglaciation has just been published online (Williams et al, 2013, in a special issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences). With global climate change, Earth ecosystems may be moving into novel states that have no modern analogs. Thus, predicting and modeling the behavior of these ecosystems present major challenges. This paper explores model systems from the last deglaciation that also have no modern analogs and how these may help understand future ecosystem response. The paper, which utilizes pollen data from Neotoma, emanates from a workshop "Climate Change and Species Interactions: Ways Forward" held at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in November, 2012.
Posted by Eric Grimm on 08/28