David Bond

David Bond

NERC Advanced Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Geology

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Environmental Sciences

d.bond@hull.ac.uk

01482 466536​​

David's research looks at the record of environmental change during Earth’s greatest mass extinctions. His current NERC-funded research investigates three crises that occurred between the Middle Permian and end Triassic - an interval of extremes of climate, extinction and evolution - in the "Boreal Realm" of northern high latitudes.

His focus is the role of major (large igneous province) volcanism in extinction scenarios, and the effects of warming, oceanic oxygen depletion and acidification on marine ecosystems. David is a field geologist who has worked in 30 countries and has published on extinctions from 445 million years ago to the present.

Research

Research Interests

Mass extinctions through Earth history, with particular focus on the role of volcanism, global warming, marine anoxia, and acidification in Earth's greatest catastrophes.

Research groups

David is a member of the Hull Geochemistry and Geobiology group (HuGG), and the Modelling Environmental Systems group.

He is currently working on funded international collaborations with the Geological Survey of Canada (field studies of the Permian and Triassic of the Canadian Arctic); the A P Karpinsky Russian Geological Research Institute (VSEGEI) (field studies of the Permian and Triassic of Far East Russia); the Russian Academy of Sciences (Far Eastern Branch) (field studies of the Permian and Triassic of north eastern Siberia).

Publications

Bond D P G, and Grasby S E, 2016, 'On the Causes of Mass Extinctions', Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 478, pp 3-29.

Grasby S E, Beauchamp B, Bond D P G, and Wignall P B, 2016, 'Mercury Deposition in Association with Three Extinction Events in NW Pangea', Geological Magazine, 153, pp 285-297.

Bond D P G, Wignall P B, Joachimski M M, Sun Y D, Savov I, Grasby S E, Beauchamp B, and Blomeier D P G, 2015, 'An Abrupt Extinction in the Middle Permian (Capitanian) of the Boreal Realm (Spitsbergen) and its Link to Anoxia and Acidification', Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127 (9-10), pp 1411-1421.

Grasby S E, Beauchamp B, Bond D P G, Wignall P B, Talavera C, Galloway J M, Piepjohn K, Reinhardt L, and Blomeier D P G, 2015, 'Progressive Environmental Deterioration in NW Pangea leading to the Latest Permian Extinction', Geological Society of America Bulletin, 127 (9-10), pp 1331-1347.

Bond D P G and Wignall P B, 2014, 'Large Igneous Provinces and Mass Extinctions: An Update', in Keller G, and Kerr A C, eds, 'Volcanism, Impacts and Mass Extinctions: Causes and Effects', Geological Society of America Special Paper, 505, pp 29–55.

You can download a full list of David's publications by following this link.

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Rocks, Minerals and Fossils

  • Economic Geoscience

  • Geological Mapping Dissertation

Research PhDs

David welcomes applications and enquiries in all areas of palaeontology, in particular those related to the study of mass extinctions.

Current PhD supervisions 

Charlotte Stephenson (2013-2017), Flora, Firesand Phytoliths: An Integrated Approach to Devonian Terrestrialisation

Teaching awards and accolades

  • HEA Fellowship (2015-)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Hull (2015)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD , University of Leeds, Oceanographic Changes during the Late Devonian Mass Extinction (2004)

  • BSc Environmental Geology, University of Leeds (2000)

External roles

Council Member (since 2016) for the Palaeontological Association

Editorships

  • Review Editor, Frontiers in Paleontology (2014-)

  • Guest Editor, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Special issue on Mass Extinction Causality, 2017)

Fellowships and memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) since 2015

  • Elected Fellow of the Geological Society of London (UK) since 2009

  • Member of the Geological Society of America since 2012

  • Member of the European Geosciences Union since 2015

  • Member of the Palaeontological Association since 2001

Professional highlights

Recent sessions convened at international conferences.

  • European Union of Geosciences Annual Meeting 2017, Vienna, session SSP2.4, 'Mass Extinctions, Volcanism, Impacts, and Catastrophic Environmental Changes: Observations and Processes'.

  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2016, Denver, session T145, 'Volcanism, Mass Extinctions, and Environmental Change'.

  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2015, Baltimore,session T153, 'Mass Extinction Causality: Records of Anoxia, Acidification and Global Warming during Earth’s Greatest Crises I & II'.

  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2014, Vancouver, session P2 (Pardee Keynote Symposium), 'Mass Extinctions: Volcanism, Impacts, and Catastrophic Environmental Changes'.

  • Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2014, Vancouver, session T206, 'Mass Extinctions: Volcanism, Impacts, and Catastrophic Environmental Change 1/2'.

  • The Permian Strata of Svalbard, Tromsø, Norway, 10-12 April 2013, international conference funded by Svalbard Science Forum (£20k).