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

Lower Wenlock black shales in the northern Holy Cross Mountains, Poland: Sedimentary and geochemical controls on the Ireviken Event in a deep marine setting

Smolarek, J., Trela, W., Bond, D. P. G., & Marynowski, L. (2017). Lower Wenlock black shales in the northern Holy Cross Mountains, Poland: Sedimentary and geochemical controls on the Ireviken Event in a deep marine setting. Geological magazine, 154(2), 247-264. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0016756815001065

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.

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