- BSc (University of Leeds)
- PhD (University of Leeds)
- PCAP (University of Hull)
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
Migration controls extinction and survival patterns of foraminifers during the Permian-Triassic crisis in South China
Benton, M. J., Liu, X., Song, H., Bond, D. P., Tong, J., & Benton, M. (2020). Migration controls extinction and survival patterns of foraminifers during the Permian-Triassic crisis in South China. Earth-Science Reviews, 209, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103329
Late Ordovician mass extinction caused by volcanism, warming, and anoxia, not cooling and glaciation
Bond, D. P., & Grasby, S. E. (2020). Late Ordovician mass extinction caused by volcanism, warming, and anoxia, not cooling and glaciation. Geology, 48(8), 777-781. https://doi.org/10.1130/G47377.1
A nutrient control on marine anoxia during the end-Permian mass extinction
Schobben, M., Foster, W. J., Sleveland, A. R., Zuchuat, V., Svensen, H., Planke, S., …Poulton, S. W. (2020). A nutrient control on marine anoxia during the end-Permian mass extinction. Nature Geoscience, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-020-0622-1
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
Mass extinctions through Earth history, with particular focus on the role of volcanism, global warming, marine anoxia, and acidification in Earth's greatest catastrophes.
Ecological response to environmental change in the Boreal Realm and the origins of three mass extinction events
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
1 August 2013
Volcanic and climatic impacts on Permian biota across Russian ecological zones
1 August 2015
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