David Bond

Professor David Bond

Director of Research

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Geography, Geology and Environment

Summary

"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.

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).

Undergraduate

BSc (Hons) Geology Degree Course

Geology with Physical Geography

Modules:

- Rocks, Minerals and Fossils

- Economic Geoscience

- Geological Mapping Dissertation

Journal Article

Pulses of enhanced continental weathering associated with multiple Late Devonian climate perturbations: Evidence from osmium-isotope compositions

Percival, L., Selby, D., Bond, D., Rakocinski, M., Racki, G., Marynowski, L., …Föllmi, K. (2019). Pulses of enhanced continental weathering associated with multiple Late Devonian climate perturbations: Evidence from osmium-isotope compositions. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 524, 240-249. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.03.036

Early Triassic microbialites from the Changxing Region of Zhejiang Province, South China

Huang, Y., Bond, D. P. G., Wang, Y., Wang, T., Yi, Z., Yuan, A., …Su, Y. (2019). Early Triassic microbialites from the Changxing Region of Zhejiang Province, South China. Journal of Palaeogeography, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s42501-019-0039-1

Phosphorus-cycle disturbances during the Late Devonian anoxic events

Percival, L., Bond, D., Rakocinski, M., Marynowski, L., Hood, A., Adatte, T., …Follmi, K. (2020). Phosphorus-cycle disturbances during the Late Devonian anoxic events. Global and planetary change, 184, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.103070

On the causes of mass extinctions

Bond, D. P., & Grasby, S. E. (2017). On the causes of mass extinctions. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 478, 3-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.11.005

An extensive anoxic event in the Triassic of the South China Block : a pyrite framboid study form Dajiang and its implications for the cause(s) of oxygen depletion

Liao, W., Bond, D. P., Wang, Y., He, L., Yang, H., Weng, Z., & Li, G. (2017). An extensive anoxic event in the Triassic of the South China Block : a pyrite framboid study form Dajiang and its implications for the cause(s) of oxygen depletion. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 486, 86-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.11.012

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.

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Ecological response to environmental change in the Boreal Realm and the origins of three mass extinction events

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

Started

1 August 2013

Status

Ongoing

Project

Volcanic and climatic impacts on Permian biota across Russian ecological zones

Funder

Royal Society

Grant

Started

1 August 2015

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

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