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Mark Bond

Marine Ecologist - FIU

Research Locations: Western Atlantic Region, Madagascar, Fiji

Postdoctoral Associate, Florida International University

Dr. Bond focuses on the effects of marine reserves on sharks and rays. He employs a variety of techniques to examine questions regarding ecosystem dynamics and the ecological role of sharks. His doctoral research used baited remote underwater video (BRUV) surveys to assess the effectiveness of marine reserves for sharks and rays in Belize. His post-doctoral work will expand this research to the wider Caribbean region.


  • Combines tracking studies with baited remote underwater video (BRUV) surveys to assess the distribution, abundance, and behavior of sharks and rays.
  • Investigates the trophic ecology of marine predators using stable isotope analysis.
  • Publications


  • Ph.D. Marine Biology, Stony Brook University
  • B.S. (Hons) Marine Geography, Cardiff University, Wales, UK