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Researcher: Bond, AL (Dr Alexander Bond)

Fields of Research

Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Conservation and biodiversity
Pollution and contamination
Wildlife and habitat management
Terrestrial ecology
Environmental education and extension
Ecosystem function
Systems physiology
Cell physiology
Animal physiological ecology
Population ecology
Soil biology

Research Objectives

Marine biodiversity
Assessment and management of terrestrial ecosystems
Terrestrial systems and management
Assessment and management of benthic marine ecosystems
Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in marine environments
Rehabilitation or conservation of marine environments
Environmental education and awareness
Coastal and estuarine systems and management
Assessment and management of freshwater ecosystems
Terrestrial biodiversity
Biodiversity in Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A critical review of harm associated with plastic ingestion on vertebrates
A Horizon Scan of research priorities to inform policies aimed at reducing the harm of plastic pollution to biota; The Science of the Total Environment
A standardised method for estimating the level of visible debris in bird nests; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Assessing plastic size distribution and quantity on a remote island in the South Pacific; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Biological archives reveal contrasting patterns in trace element concentrations in pelagic seabird feathers over more than a century; Environmental Pollution
Changes in technology and imperfect detection of nest contents impedes reliable estimates of population trends in burrowing seabirds; Global Ecology and Conservation
Clinical pathology of plastic ingestion in marine birds and relationships with blood chemistry; Environmental Science and Technology
Detection of ultrafine plastics ingested by seabirds using tissue digestion; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Global review of beach debris monitoring and future recommendations; Environmental Science and Technology
Global review of beach debris monitoring and future recommendations: are we speaking the same language?; IMCG6
Ingested plastic and trace element concentrations in short-tailed shearwaters (Ardenna tenuirostris); Marine Pollution Bulletin
Monitoring nest incorporation of anthropogenic debris by northern gannets across their range; Environmental Pollution
Recommended best practices for plastic and litter ingestion studies in marine birds: collection, processing, and reporting; Facets
Seabird breeding islands as sinks for marine plastic debris; Environmental Pollution
Seabird breeding islands as sinks for marine plastic debris; Plastics in the Environment Virtual Conference
Seasonal ingestion of anthropogenic debris in an urban population of gulls; Marine Pollution Bulletin
Sublethal
The use of anthropogenic marine debris as a nesting material by brown boobies (Sula leucogaster); Marine Pollution Bulletin
Trace element concentrations in feathers of seven petrels (Pterodroma spp.); Environmental Science and Pollution Research
Uncovering the sub-lethal impacts of plastic ingestion by shearwaters using fatty acid analysis; Conservation Physiology

Research Projects

Building a complete understanding of how microplastics affect the physiology of wildlife; Pure Ocean (PureOcean)
Identifying community-based reduction and mitigation tools for plastic debris in Australia; National Geographic Society (NGS)
Investigating carry-over effects of plastic pollution on post-fledging movement and survival of a pelagic seabird; British Ornithologist's Union (BOU)
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands; Birdlife Australia (BLA)
Plastic and anthropogenic contaminants in Tasmanian waterbird and wetlands; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)
Seabirds as a vector for nutrients and pollutants on islands; Australian Academy of Science (AASc)
Seabirds as vectors for nutrients and pollutants to islands; Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment (HWRE)

Research Candidate Supervision