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Professor David Bond

Professor David Bond

Programme Director: Geology

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

My research looks at the record of environmental change during Earth's greatest mass extinctions. Over the past few years my NERC-funded research has examined 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.

I am interested in the role of major (large igneous province) volcanism in extinction scenarios, and the effects of warming, oceanic oxygen depletion and acidification on marine ecosystems. I am a field geologist and love to travel - I've worked in >30 countries and my many tonnes of rock samples have led me to write about extinctions from 445 million years ago to the present.

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 the BSc Geology and the BSc Geology with Physical Geography degree programmes.

I am the module leader for:

- Understanding the Earth

- Earth Resources

I also teach on:

- Introduction to Sedimentary Rocks and Fossils

- Geological Mapping Dissertation

Recent outputs

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Book Chapter

Global warming and mass extinctions associated with large igneous province volcanism

Bond, D., & Sun, Y. (2021). Global warming and mass extinctions associated with large igneous province volcanism. In Environmental Change and Large Igneous Provinces: The Deadly Kiss of LIPs. American Geophysical Union

Journal Article

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

Sulfidic anoxia in the oceans during the Late Ordovician mass extinctions – insights from molybdenum and uranium isotopic global redox proxies

Dahl, T. W., Hammarlund, E. U., Rasmussen, C. M. Ø., Bond, D. P., & Canfield, D. E. (2021). Sulfidic anoxia in the oceans during the Late Ordovician mass extinctions – insights from molybdenum and uranium isotopic global redox proxies. Earth-Science Reviews, 220, Article 103748. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2021.103748

Transient Permian-Triassic euxinia in the southern Panthalassa deep ocean

Takahashi, S., Strachan, L. J., Yin, R., Wignall, P. B., Bond, D. P., & Grasby, S. E. (in press). Transient Permian-Triassic euxinia in the southern Panthalassa deep ocean. Geology, 49(8), 889-893. https://doi.org/10.1130/G48928.1

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

Current PhD supervisions:

- Jenny James (2018-present), Worms on Acid

Past PhD supervisions

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

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