The Palynological Databases workshop at the AASP meeting in San Francisco, October 19 – 20.

This year there is a mega-meeting (relatively) of paleo-societies in San Francisco.  This is the 46th annual meeting for the Palynological Society (AASP-TPS), but also the annual meeting for Dino10, the Canadian Association of Palynologists (CAP), the North American Micropaleontology Section of SEPM (NAMS), and Commission Internationale de la Microflore du Paléozoïque (CIMP).

At this meeting I’ll be working with Eric Grimm and Simon Brewer to help run a workshop on the use of paleoecological databases in quantitative research.  In particular we focus on the Neotoma Paleoecological Database, and the package neotoma for R.  I’ve been revising the package since I first publicized it here, and it does some really amazing things now , so it would be great to train people to use it (particularly early-career researchers!) and get feedback for improvement. Continue reading The Palynological Databases workshop at the AASP meeting in San Francisco, October 19 – 20.