Alexander Bond


Alexander Bond
Phone: 020 7942 6162

View graph of relations

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

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

Frequent Journals

  1. Marine Pollution Bulletin

    ISSNs: 0025-326X

    Elsevier Inc.

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.01 SJR 1.215 SNIP 1.305


  2. Bird Conservation International

    ISSNs: 0959-2709

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1474-0001

    Cambridge University Press

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 1.76 SJR 0.863 SNIP 1.101


  3. Waterbirds

    ISSNs: 1524-4695

    The Waterbird Society

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.69 SJR 0.393 SNIP 0.623


  4. Biological Conservation

    ISSNs: 0006-3207

    Elsevier BV

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 4.86 SJR 2.242 SNIP 1.836


  5. Environmental Pollution

    ISSNs: 0269-7491

    Elsevier Limited

    Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 5.98 SJR 1.673 SNIP 1.578


View all »

ID: 3322178