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  • 1506 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research expertise

I'm a conservation biologist with a focus on the marine environment and island biology. Particular interests include seabirds, marine debris, invasive species, and globally threatened or extinct species. I make use of a variety of field-, lab-, and collections-based techniques, including stable isotopes, ICP-MS, demographic modelling, and analysis of population trends.

I am always interested in hearing from prospective students or post-doctoral fellows based at my main place of work, the Natural History Museum, or elsewhere, who wish to join the research group. There are a number of options, depending on the career stage and location of prospective lab members. I strongly encourage women, queer, indigenous, and other minority group scholars to get in touch. I support flexible working hours and locations. I am always interested in hearing from prospective students or post-doctoral fellows who have research interests in (marine) ornithology, conservation, islands, and pollution topics. Students or researchers in other fields, including the arts, humanities, and social sciences, are also welcome to contact me about potential projects around the history of the collections, particular collectors or ornithological figures, sustainability of plastic use, or other topics. For more information, see https://alexanderbond.org/opportunities/

Academic Qualifications

2007-2011 - Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Thesis: Relationships between oceanography and the demography & foraging of auklets (Charadriiformes, Alcidae: Aethia; Merrem 1788) in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska

2005-2007 - Masters of Science, Atlantic Cooperative Wildlife Ecology Research Network (ACWERN) & Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Thesis: Patterns of mercury burden in the seabird community of Machias Seal Island, New Brunswick

2001-2005 - Bachelors of Science (Honours), Department of Biology, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada. Thesis: Daytime spring migrations of scoters (Melanitta spp.) in the Bay of Fundy

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy

Master in Science, University of New Brunswick

Bachelor of Science

External positions

Honourary Researcher

2017 → …

Senior Curator in Charge of Birds, The Natural History Museum

2017 → …


  • QL Zoology
  • Ornithology
  • QH301 Biology
  • Conservation Biology

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seabird Earth & Environmental Sciences
plastic Earth & Environmental Sciences
seabirds Agriculture & Biology
bird Earth & Environmental Sciences
plastics Agriculture & Biology
feather Earth & Environmental Sciences
birds Agriculture & Biology
rodent Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 1506 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 50 Article
  • 1 Chapter
3 Citations (Scopus)
59 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access

Chapter 7 - Seabirds

Provencher, J. F., Borrelle, S., Sherley, R. B., Avery-gomm, S., Hodum, P., Bond, A., Major, H. L., Mccoy, K. D., Crawford, R., Merkel, F., Votier, S., Reynolds, M., Hatfield, J., Spatz, D. & Mallory, M., 2019, World Seas: an Environmental Evaluation. Elsevier, p. 133-162 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

marine environment
oil pollution
ocean basin
8 Citations (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)

Globally important islands where eradicating invasive mammals will benefit highly threatened vertebrates

Holmes, N. D., Spatz, D. R., Oppel, S., Tershy, B., Croll, D. A., Keitt, B., Genovesi, P., Burfield, I. J., Will, D. J., Bond, A. L., Wegmann, A., Aguirre-Muñoz, A., Raine, A. F., Knapp, C. R., Hung, C. H., Wingate, D., Hagen, E., Méndez-Sánchez, F., Rocamora, G., Yuan, H. W. & 29 others, Fric, J., Millett, J., Russell, J., Liske-Clark, J., Vidal, E., Jourdan, H., Campbell, K., Springer, K., Swinnerton, K., Gibbons-Decherong, L., Langrand, O., de Brooke, M. L., McMinn, M., Bunbury, N., Oliveira, N., Sposimo, P., Geraldes, P., McClelland, P., Hodum, P., Ryan, P. G., Borroto-Páez, R., Pierce, R., Griffiths, R., Fisher, R. N., Wanless, R., Pasachnik, S. A., Cranwell, S., Micol, T. & Butchart, S. H. M., 27 Mar 2019, In : PLoS ONE. 14, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Leach's Storm-Petrel (Oceanodroma leucorhoa)

Pollet, I. L., Bond, A. L., Hedd, A., Huntington, C. E., Butler, R. G. & Mauck, R., 31 Jul 2019, In : Birds of North America Online.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pacific Ocean Islands
population distribution
1 Citation (Scopus)

Monitoring nest incorporation of anthropogenic debris by Northern Gannets across their range

O'Hanlon, N. J., Bond, A., Lavers, J. L., Masden, E. & James, N., 31 Dec 2019, In : Environmental Pollution. 255, Part 1, 113152.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

marine environment