Today, June 9, 2014, we have reached the 500th citation of the PetDB database! Since its inception in 2001, PetDB data has been cited 500 times in the published and peer-reviewed scientific literature.

Use of PetDB data ranges from decoding subduction processes, to understanding volatile fluxes, to modeling of the Earth’s core, proving the value of highly accessible, well-integrated data sets to the research community.

The 500th citation is:

Mohammad Ishaq Kakar, Andrew C. Kerr, Khalid Mahmood, Alan S. Collins, Mehrab Khan, Iain McDonald, 2014, Supra-subduction zone tectonic setting of the Muslim Bagh Ophiolite, northwestern Pakistan: Insights from geochemistry and petrology, Lithos,