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Gillian Tracey Braulik


Gillian Tracey Braulik
Postal address:
School of Biology
Bute Medical Buildings
St Andrews
United Kingdom


Direct phone: +44 (0)1334 46

Research overview

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. 

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