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Aggregating and Integrating Geobiological Data from Yellowstone National Park: A Prototype Data Portal

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Thomer, A. K., Gordon, S., DiLauro, T., Baker, K. S., Jett, J. J., Palmer, K. L., & Fouke, B. W. (2014, October). Aggregating and Integrating Geobiological Data from Yellowstone National Park: A Prototype Data Portal. Poster presented at the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Mammoth, WY.

Publication Abstract

Like many interdisciplinary sciences, geobiology incorporates a broad range of data in its analyses, drawing from fields such as chemistry, biology, and geology to understand how microbes and minerals interact as a system. Yet, existing methods of packaging scientific data for use, sharing, and preservation are designed to handle only one “type” of data at a time. Additionally, many data repositories are similarly data-type specific: GenBank, for instance, provides a way to store sequences, but no way to store the geochemical and geospatial data that contextualize them.