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Professor David Bond


David Bond

Palaeoenvironmental Scientist and Schools Liason Officer

Biography 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!
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.
Teaching and Learning 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.
Scopus Author ID 7102527872