Dr Alex Bond
Senior Curator in Charge of Birds, Department of Life Sciences, The Natural History Museum
Alex (he/him) is the Senior Curator in Charge of Birds at the Natural History Museum in the UK, and also holds honourary positions at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science at the University of Tasmania, and the Environmental Research Institute of the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland. He began his research career studying migratory seaducks in New Brunswick, Canada (Mount Allison University), before completing a MSc on mercury dynamics in seabirds in the Gulf of Maine (University of New Brunswick), and a PhD in the demography and diet of seabirds in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska (Memorial University of Newfoundland). It was in Alaska where he first began to study marine plastic pollution, more than a decade ago. Since then, he has worked on remote islands across the world (Tristan da Cunha, Gough, Pitcairn, Henderson) on issues of seabird and island conservation. His main study site is now Lord Howe Island, Australia, where for the last decade he has been part of a team studying the problem of plastic pollution for the islands birdlife and ecosystem. When not on remote islands, he lives in southern England with his husband, Jeremy.