The Paleoreef Database Project

Since then several publications have arisen from the project. 4029 reefs are currently incorporated in the database, exhibiting strong abundance fluctuations. The PaleoReef Database Project provides a quantitative, paleogeographic compilation of Phanerozoic reefs and thereby permits an objective testing of hypotheses relating reef evolution and changes in the earth system.

Kiessling, W., Fl├╝gel, E., and Golonka, J., 2002, Phanerozoic Reef Patterns, SEPM Special Publication, Volume 72: Tulsa, p. 775.