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Professor David Bond

Professor David Bond

Palaeoenvironmental Scientist and Schools Liason Officer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Qualifications

  • BSc (University of Leeds)
  • PhD (University of Leeds)
  • PCAP (University of Hull)

Summary

I work on mass extinctions. Over the past twenty years I have been lucky enough to travel to >30 countries to collect rocks and fossils that help me and my collaborators understand what drove some of the greatest biotic catastrophes of the past ~444 million years. In the past few years have been working on three crises that occurred between the Middle Permian (~262 Ma) and end Triassic (~201 Ma) - an interval of extremes of climate, extinction and evolution. My focus has been the Boreal Realm of northern high latitudes and I have spent a lot of time in the Canadian and Russian Arctic and Svalbard. In a bid to do fieldwork somewhere warmer I am a Co-Investigator on a large NERC-funded project gathering data on evolution, extinction and environmental change through the entire Devonian Period in northern Spain.

Prior to moving to Hull I worked at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, and before that, down the M62 in Leeds. As well as collecting rocks from interesting places, like many a geologist I like cricket and beer. I have qualifications in both!

I teach on Hull's Geology and Earth Science programmes. I am module leader for Earth Resources and also teach on Geoscience Field Course, Sedimentology, Earth Evolution, Geological Mapping Dissertation, and Environmental Impact Assessment, amongst others.

I am also the Schools Liaison Officer for the School of Environmental Sciences.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Rapid marine oxygen variability: Driver of the Late Ordovician Mass Extinction

Kozik, N., Young, S., Newby, S., Liu, M., Chen, D., Hammarlund, E., …Owens, J. (2022). Rapid marine oxygen variability: Driver of the Late Ordovician Mass Extinction. Science Advances, 8(46), https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abn8345

Dynamic ocean redox conditions during the end-Triassic mass extinction: Evidence from pyrite framboids

Li, J., Song, H., Tian, L., Bond, D. P., Song, H., Du, Y., …Tong, J. (2022). Dynamic ocean redox conditions during the end-Triassic mass extinction: Evidence from pyrite framboids. Global and planetary change, 218, Article 103981. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2022.103981

Two deep marine oxygenation events during the Permian-Triassic boundary interval in South China: relationship with ocean circulation and marine primary productivity

Ge, Y., & Bond, D. (in press). Two deep marine oxygenation events during the Permian-Triassic boundary interval in South China: relationship with ocean circulation and marine primary productivity. Earth-Science Reviews, 234, Article 104220. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2022.104220

Volcanically-Induced Environmental and Floral Changes Across the Triassic-Jurassic (T-J) Transition

Zhang, P., Lu, J., Yang, M., Bond, D. P., Greene, S. E., Liu, L., …Hilton, J. (2022). Volcanically-Induced Environmental and Floral Changes Across the Triassic-Jurassic (T-J) Transition. Frontiers in ecology and evolution, 10, Article 853404. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.853404

Diachronous end-Permian terrestrial ecosystem collapse with its origin in wildfires

Lu, J., Wang, Y., Yang, M., Zhang, P., Bond, D. P., Shao, L., & Hilton, J. (2022). Diachronous end-Permian terrestrial ecosystem collapse with its origin in wildfires. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 594, Article 110960. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2022.110960

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

Environmental change, evolution and extinction in the Triassic of northwest Pangaea

Funder

The Palaeontological Association

Grant

£5,861.00

Started

1 June 2021

Status

Ongoing

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

£595,595.00

Started

1 August 2013

Status

Complete

Project

Volcanic and climatic impacts on Permian biota across Russian ecological zones

Funder

Royal Society

Grant

£12,000.00

Started

1 August 2015

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

I welcome enquiries in all areas of palaeontology, palaeobiology and sedimentology, in particular those related to the study of mass extinctions.

Recent PhD supervisions:

Jenny James (2018-2022): Ecological Responses to Climate Change: Using the Common Ragworm (Hediste diversicolor) as an Indicator for Benthic Ecosystems

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

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