The Neotoma Paleoecology database: How to access, use and contribute data
16 – 17 November 2022 – One half day on each day | Organizers: Joy Hobbs, Don Charles, Adam Heathcote and Mark Edlund | Maximum number of participants: 25
The Neotoma Paleoecology Database (neotomadb.org) contains data on over 1500 sites throughout the world, and is used increasingly to address ecological issues on a regional scale. The first workshop session will provide an overview of Neotoma: the mission, the Neotoma software ecosystem, database structure and content, and basic data retrieval through the online Neotoma Explorer. The second session will include hands-on exercises showing how to access data using the Neotoma R package. The R portion of the workshop will assume basic to intermediate familiarity with R functions, and to partake in the exercises will require participants to have a computer with R Studio installed. We will also cover the basics of preparing data files for upload to Neotoma, with a strong focus on diatom data. Though the examples and discussion throughout this workshop will focus on diatom data, the information will be relevant to all proxies in Neotoma. This workshop is a good starting point for those interested in pursuing training as a Neotoma Data Steward. Also, we will arrange opportunities for individual and small-group follow-up discussions at the meeting site and via Zoom.
If you have questions about the workshop, please email Joy Hobbs (email@example.com) or Don Charles(firstname.lastname@example.org)