All data stored in the EPD are publicly available and free to use. Any use of data from the EPD should cite the original publications whenever possible and also acknowledge the EPD database. For instance: “Data were obtained from the Neotoma Paleoecology Database ( and its constituent database(s) [list here].  The work of data contributors, data stewards, and the Neotoma community is gratefully acknowledged.“.

In no circumstances should authorship be attributed to data contributors, individually or collectively, without their explicit consent. For more details concerning the data-sharing policy please refer to the Data Policy of the EPD.

Get data:

The NeotomaExplorer webpage allows multi-level queries (e.g. search by site name, taxon name, and age ranges) for all data stored in the Neotoma Database, thus including EPD data.

Complete database versions of the EPD up to 2017 are available here. More recent database snapshots are available through Neotoma here.

Contribute data:

New data are accepted from contributors and added to the database continuously. Users of the database can help improve the database by informing the Database Manager of any errors they find in the data. For questions or to report errors or contribute corrections, especially with regard to data, please contact the EPD Database Manager.

If you would like to contribute data or have questions or corrections, please contact the EPD Data Manager:

Michelle Leydet (IMBE, Aix-Marseille University)
IMBE, Aix-Marseille University, Bâtiment Villemin
Europole de l’Arbois – BP 80
F13545 Aix-en-Provence cedex 04
(0033) 04 42 908 458
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