Professor David Bond

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 / DPhil (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 I 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 Earth & Environmental Science and Geography programmes. I am module leader for Rocks, Minerals and Fossils, Anthropocene, and Earth Resources and I also teach on Geoscience Field Course, Sedimentology, Earth Evolution, and Geological Mapping Dissertation, amongst others.

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

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Marine snowstorm during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction

Grasby, S. E., Ardakani, O. H., Liu, X., Bond, D. P. G., Wignall, P. B., & Strachan, L. J. (in press). Marine snowstorm during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. Geology, https://doi.org/10.1130/G51497.1

The great catastrophe: causes of the Permo-Triassic marine mass extinction

Wignall, P. B., & Bond, D. P. G. (2024). The great catastrophe: causes of the Permo-Triassic marine mass extinction. National Science Review, 11(1), Article nwad273. https://doi.org/10.1093/nsr/nwad273

How Large Igneous Provinces Have Killed Most Life on Earth—Numerous Times

Grasby, S. E., & Bond, D. P. (2023). How Large Igneous Provinces Have Killed Most Life on Earth—Numerous Times. Elements: An International Magazine of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrology, 19(5), 276-281. https://doi.org/10.2138/gselements.19.5.276

Global oceanic anoxia linked with the Capitanian (Middle Permian) marine mass extinction

Song, H., Algeo, T., Song, H., Tong, J., Wignall, P., Bond, D. P., …Anbar, A. (2023). Global oceanic anoxia linked with the Capitanian (Middle Permian) marine mass extinction. Earth and planetary science letters, 610, Article 118128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2023.118128

Middle Jurassic terrestrial environmental and floral changes linked to volcanism: Evidence from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China

Zhang, P., Yang, M., Lu, J., Jiang, Z., Zhou, K., Liu, H., …Bond, D. P. (2023). Middle Jurassic terrestrial environmental and floral changes linked to volcanism: Evidence from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China. Global and planetary change, 223, Article 104094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2023.104094

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.

Lead investigator

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

The Devonian Mass Extinctions: cataclysm or death by a thousand cuts?

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£45,780.00

Started

1 November 2020

Status

Ongoing

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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