Dr Gill Braulik

Dr Gill Braulik

Marie Curie Fellow

Senior Research Fellow

Researcher profile

Email
gtb7@st-andrews.ac.uk

 

Research areas

Gill Braulik has been involved in research and conservation of marine mammals, in South, Southeast Asia and Africa, for around the last 20 years. Her primary work goal is to lead and catalyse conservation science on the most endangered species of marine mammal in order to help prevent their extinction. She is currently a Marie-Curie Fellow in the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St Andrews, UK and was a Pew Marine Fellow from 2013-2016. A large focus of her recent work has been river dolphins in Asia, especially the Indus and Ganges River dolphins, endangered subspecies of dolphin that occur in Pakistan and India. Her fellowship work is to understand and mitigate the impact of dams on freshwater dolphins. In addition to Gills river dolphin work, she is also part of the team leading the Global Cetacean Red List Assessment on behalf of the IUCN Cetacean Specialist Group, and is working with the Important Marine Mammal Area Secretariat designating IMMAs globally and working to ensure their application and effectiveness. She continues to lead work in Tanzania using networks of acoustic recorders to document the occurrence of fishing with explosives and studying endangered humpback dolphins around Pemba Island. 

Selected publications

  • A review of the status, threats and management priorities of a remnant population of Indus River dolphins in the Beas River, India

    Braulik, G., Kanwar, G., Nawab, A., Shahnawaz Kahn, M., Behera, S. & Rajkumar, B., Feb 2024, In: Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 34, 2, 14 p., e4087.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Red-list status and extinction risk of the world’s whales, dolphins and porpoises

    Braulik, G., Taylor, B., Minton, G., di Sciara, G. N., Collins, T., Rojas-Bracho, L., Crespo, E. A., Ponnampalam, L. S., Double, M. C. & Reeves, R. R., 28 Sept 2023, In: Conservation Biology. 37, 5, 15 p., e14090.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Spatiotemporal trends in cetacean strandings and response in the southwestern Indian Ocean: 2000–2020

    Plön, S., Norman, S., Adam, P. A., Andrianarivelo, N., Bachoo, S., Braulik, G., Collins, T., Estrade, V., Griffiths, O., Inteca, G., Khan, N., Marinesque, S., Mederic, E., Mwang’ombe, M., Olbers, J., Ramoelintsalama, L., Reeve-Arnold, K., Rocha, D., Gullan, A. D., Saloma, A., & 4 others Vermeulen, E., Vitry, H., Wilkinson, C. & Dulau, V., 2 Aug 2023, In: Journal of Cetacean Research and Management. 24, 1, p. 95-119 25 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Abundance estimation, group dynamics, and residence patterns of Indian Ocean humpback dolphin (Sousa plumbea) in the Dayer-Nakhiloo Marine National Park, Northern Persian Gulf, Iran

    Mohsenian, N., Methion, S., Moshiri, H., Hassan, S. K., Afkhami, S., Tollab, M. A., Sadeh, M., Braulik, G. & López, B. D., 4 Mar 2022, In: European Journal of Wildlife Research. 68, 11 p., 17.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Abundance, spatial distribution and threats to Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in an Important Marine Mammal Area in Tanzania

    Kasuga, M., Varisanga, M., Davenport, T., Jiddawi, N. & Braulik, G., 23 Aug 2022, In: Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science. 21, 1, 14 p., 215382.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Expert range maps of global mammal distributions harmonised to three taxonomic authorities

    Marsh, C. J., Sica, Y. V., Burgin, C. J., Dorman, W. A., Anderson, R. C., del Toro Mijares, I., Vigneron, J. G., Barve, V., Dombrowik, V. L., Duong, M., Guralnick, R., Hart, J. A., Maypole, J. K., McCall, K., Ranipeta, A., Schuerkmann, A., Torselli, M. A., Lacher Jr, T., Mittermeier, R. A., Rylands, A. B., & 129 others Sechrest, W., Wilson, D. E., Abba, A. M., Aguirre, L. F., Arroyo-Cabrales, J., Astúa, D., Baker, A. M., Braulik, G., Braun, J. K., Brito, J., Busher, P. E., Burneo, S. F., Camacho, M. A., Cavallini, P., de Almeida Chiquito, E., Cook, J. A., Cserkész, T., Csorba, G., Cuéllar Soto, E., da Cunha Tavares, V., Davenport, T. R. B., Deméré, T., Denys, C., Dickman, C. R., Eldridge, M. D. B., Fernandez-Duque, E., Francis, C. M., Frankham, G., Franklin, W. L., Freitas, T., Friend, J. A., Gadsby, E. L., Garbino, G. S. T., Gaubert, P., Giannini, N., Giarla, T., Gilchrist, J. S., Gongora, J., Goodman, S. M., Gursky-Doyen, S., Hackländer, K., Hafner, M. S., Hawkins, M., Helgen, K. M., Heritage, S., Hinckley, A., Hintsche, S., Holden, M., Holekamp, K. E., Honeycutt, R. L., Huffman, B. A., Humle, T., Hutterer, R., Ibáñez Ulargui, C., Jackson, S. M., Janecka, J., Janecka, M., Jenkins, P., Juškaitis, R., Juste, J., Kays, R., Kilpatrick, C. W., Kingston, T., Koprowski, J. L., Kryštufek, B., Lavery, T., Lee Jr, T. E., Leite, Y. L. R., Novaes, R. L. M., Lim, B. K., Lissovsky, A., López-Antoñanzas, R., López-Baucells, A., MacLeod, C. D., Maisels, F. G., Mares, M. A., Marsh, H., Mattioli, S., Meijaard, E., Monadjem, A., Morton, F. B., Musser, G., Nadler, T., Norris, R. W., Ojeda, A., Ordóñez-Garza, N., Pardiñas, U. F. J., Patterson, B. D., Pavan, A., Pennay, M., Pereira, C., Prado, J., Queiroz, H. L., Richardson, M., Riley, E. P., Rossiter, S. J., Rubenstein, D. I., Ruelas, D., Salazar-Bravo, J., Schai-Braun, S., Schank, C. J., Schwitzer, C., Sheeran, L. K., Shekelle, M., Shenbrot, G., Soisook, P., Solari, S., Southgate, R., Superina, M., Taber, A. B., Talebi, M., Taylor, P., Vu Dinh, T., Ting, N., Tirira, D. G., Tsang, S., Turvey, S. T., Valdez, R., Van Cakenberghe, V., Veron, G., Wallis, J., Wells, R., Whittaker, D., Williamson, E. A., Wittemyer, G., Woinarski, J., Zinner, D., Upham, N. S. & Jetz, W., May 2022, In: Journal of Biogeography. 49, 5, p. 979-992 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Platanista gangetica (Ganges river dolphin)

    Kelkar, N., Smith, B., Alom, Z., Dey, S., Paudel, S. & Braulik, G., 21 Jul 2022, IUCN red list of threatened species. Online: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Vol. Version 2022-2. e.T41756A50383346. (IUCN red list of threatened species).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • Platanista minor

    Braulik, G., Khan, U., Malik, M. I. & Aisha, H., 2022, IUCN red list of threatened species. Online: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), 17 p. e.T41757A50383490

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther contribution

  • Open access

    The Important Marine Mammal Area network: a tool for systematic spatial planning in response to the marine mammal habitat conservation crisis

    Tetley, M. J., Braulik, G., Lanfredi, C., Minton, G., Panigada, S., Politi, E., Zanardelli, M., Notarbartolo di Sciara, G. & Hoyt, E., 23 Mar 2022, In: Frontiers in Marine Science. 9, 13 p., 841789.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  • Open access

    Exploring trade-offs between SDGs for Indus River Dolphin conservation and human water security in the regulated Beas River, India

    Momblanch, A., Kelkar, N., Braulik, G., Krishnaswamy, J. & Holman, I., 11 Oct 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Sustainability Science. Online First, 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

 

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