15 August 2015

Paleobiology database survey request

Posted by Callan Bentley

Dear colleagues,

My collaborators and I are exploring the potential of big science databases, like the Paleobiology Database (see below), to enhance geoscience education and research at all types of institutions. We’re very interested in learning who is and isn’t currently using this and other databases for education and research and why. This work is supported by an NSF DUE grant #1504588.

If you could take about 10 minutes to fill out the following survey, we’d very much appreciate it:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nQhNiv9Jxxs-fQITY-lqPoFPj3f7YpOjYRxOLl64aCY/viewform?edit_requested=true
If the link doesn’t work, please feel free to copy and paste the web address.

The Paleobiology Database (PBDB) is an online database that stores information on when and where fossils occur throughout geologic time. It includes a variety of information such as taxonomy, abundance, ecological traits, and body size, all gathered from the scientific literature. You can find out what the PBDB has to offer here: www.paleobiodb.org.

If you have questions regarding this survey, please feel free to contact Dr. Rowan Lockwood at the College of William and Mary (rxlock@wm.edu).

Sincerely,
Callan Bentley (Northern Virginia Community College)
Peter Berquist (Thomas Nelson Community College)
Christian George (High Point University)
Rowan Lockwood (College of William and Mary)
Laura Lukes (George Mason University)
Katherine Ryker (Eastern Michigan University)
Mark Uhen (George Mason University)