Simon James Goring

Assistant Research Scientist
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin – Madison
550 North Park St, Madison WI, 53706 -

Professional Preparation

2012   Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada
2003   B.Sc, Plant Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada


Current   Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Current   Adjunct Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of British Columbia
2011-2014   Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Relevant Publications

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  • Goring SJ, Graham R, Loeffler S, Myrbo A, Oliver JS III, Ormand C, Williams JW. 2018. The Neotoma Paleoecological Database: A research-outreach nexus. The Palentological Society Special Publications. [GitHub Markdown PDF]
  • Farley S, Dawson A, Goring SJ, Williams JW. in press. Situating ecology as a big data science: Current advances, challenges, and solutions. BioScience.
  • Williams JW, Grimm EC, Blois JL, Charles DF, Davis EB, Goring SJ, Graham RW, Smith AJ, Anderson M, Arroyo-Cabrales J, Ashworth AC, Betancourt JL, Bills BW, Booth RK, Buckland PI, Curry BB, Giesecke T, Jackson ST, Latorre C, Nichols J, Purdum T, Roth RE, Stryker M, Takahara H. 2018. The Neotoma Paleoecology Database, a multiproxy, international, community-curated data resource. Quaternary Research, 89:156-177. [Open Access]
  • Peyron O, Combourieu-Nebout N, Brayshaw D, Goring S, Andrieu-Pone V, Desprat S, Fletcher W, Gambin B, Ioakim C, Joannin S, Kotthoff U, Kouli K, Montade V, Pross J, Sadori L, and Magny M. 2017. The climate of the Mediterranean basin during the Holocene from terrestrial and marine pollen records: A model/data comparison. Climate of the Past 13:249-265 [Open Access]
  • Goring S, Dawson A, Williams JW, Simpson G, Grimm EC, Dawson R. 2015. neotoma: A programmatic interface to the Neotoma Paleoecological database.Open Quaternary 1:2. [Open Access]

Synergistic Activities

Ongoing   Neotoma Paleoecology Database – IT Team Lead
2018   Organizing Committee – NSF EarthCube All Hands Meeting
2017   Meeting Chair – NSF EarthCube All-Hands Meeting
2016 – 2018   EarthCube Leadership Council
2016 – 2018   EarthCube Engagement Committee Chair