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 Philippa Brakes

Philippa Brakes

PhD student

 

Overview

Having worked in the environmental NGO sector for the last 15 years, I am interested in the interface between science and policy. Particular focus is examining population level effects of individual beahviour, social interactions and knowledge transmission.

Broad research specialisms:

Examining the implications of culture and other forms of social complexity for conservation management of mammals, including investigating the potential role of individuals that act as repositories of social knowledge. Investigating the importance of maintaining phenotypic as well as genotypic diversity for conservation, with an emphasis on cetaceans.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology,
MSc Biological Research Methods

Research

Research projects

Project Title:  Significance of social complexity and culture for cetacean conservation management

Supervisors:
Dr Sasha Dall and Prof Stuart Townley

Funding Body:
Whale and Dolphin Conservation (www.whales.org)

Project Description:
Sociality has costs and benefits, some of which may be important to conservation efforts. Using ecological modelling techniques, this project hopes to investigate the relationship between the behaviour of individuals or social units and the population level consequences of the spread (or inhibition) of certain behaviours, identifying elements that may inform conservation management.

Publications/Presentations:

Brakes, P. & Simmonds, M.P (Eds) (2011) Whales and Dolphins: cognition, culture, conservation and human perceptions,  Earthscan, London
www.tandf.net/books/details/9781849712255/

Butterworth, A., Brakes, P., Vail, S.C. & Reiss, D. (2013). A Veterinary and Behavioural Analysis of Dolphin Killing Methods Currently Used in the "Drive Hunt" in Taiji, Japan. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 16 (2)

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10888705.2013.768925 

Altmetric score 1450

Brakes, P. (2014) Social Complexity, Culture and Modern Conservation Efforts, presentation to the Convention on Migratory Species Scientific Council Workshop on the Conservation Implications of Cetacean Culture

Brakes, P. (2014) Welcome to the club, New Scientist, 15th Dec 2014, New Scientist link

Brakes P and Dall SRX (2016) Marine Mammal Behaviour: A Review of Conservation Implications Front. Mar. Sci., 20 June 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00087
http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2016.00087/full

Brakes, P. (2017) Social Change in Cetacean Populations Resulting from Human Influences, In: Marine Mammal Welfare: Human Induced Change in the Marine Environment and its Impacts on Marine Mammal Welfare, Butterworth, A. (ed),  volume 17 of the series Animal Welfare, Springer

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-46994-2_10

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Brakes P, Dall SRX, Aplin LM, Bearhop S, Carroll EL, Ciucci P, Fishlock V, Ford JKB, Garland EC, Keith SA, et al (2019). Animal cultures matter for conservation. Science Full text.
Brakes P (2019). Sociality and Wild Animal Welfare: Future Directions. Front Vet Sci, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Brakes P, Dall SRX (2016). Marine mammal behavior: a review of conservation implications. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 87-87. Full text.
Simmonds MP, Brakes P (2013). Whales and dolphins on a rapidly changing planet.

Publications by category


Books

Simmonds MP, Brakes P (2013). Whales and dolphins on a rapidly changing planet.

Journal articles

Brakes P, Dall SRX, Aplin LM, Bearhop S, Carroll EL, Ciucci P, Fishlock V, Ford JKB, Garland EC, Keith SA, et al (2019). Animal cultures matter for conservation. Science Full text.
Vail CS, Reiss D, Brakes P, Butterworth A (2019). Potential Welfare Impacts of Chase and Capture of Small Cetaceans during Drive Hunts in Japan. J Appl Anim Welf Sci, 1-16. Abstract.  Author URL.
Brakes P (2019). Sociality and Wild Animal Welfare: Future Directions. Front Vet Sci, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Dolman SJ, Brakes P (2018). Sustainable Fisheries Management and the Welfare of Bycaught and Entangled Cetaceans. Front Vet Sci, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.
Bossley M, Steiner A, Brakes P, Shrimpton J, Foster C, Rendell L (2018). Tail walking in a bottlenose dolphin community: the rise and fall of an arbitrary cultural 'fad'. Biol Lett, 14(9). Abstract.  Author URL.
Brakes P, Dall SRX (2016). Marine mammal behavior: a review of conservation implications. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 87-87. Full text.
Brakes P (2014). Welcome to the club. NEW SCIENTIST, 224(2999), 26-27. Author URL.
Butterworth A, Brakes P, Vail CS, Reiss D (2013). A veterinary and behavioral analysis of dolphin killing methods currently used in the "drive hunt" in Taiji, Japan. J Appl Anim Welf Sci, 16(2), 184-204. Abstract.  Author URL.
Bass CL, Brakes P (2013). Whaling and whale killing methods. Animal Welfare, 22(1), 109-111.

Chapters

Brakes P (2017). Social Change in Cetacean Populations Resulting from Human Influences. In Butterworth A (Ed) Marine Mammal Welfare, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 147-147.

Conferences

Brakes P (2018). Sociality and conservation: definitions, methods and relevance. CMS Workshop on the Conservation Implications of Animal Culture and Social Complexity. 12th Apr 2018 - 14th Apr 2019.
Brakes P (2014). Social Complexity, Culture and Modern Conservation Efforts. Convention on Migratory Species Scientific Council Workshop on the Conservation Implications of Cetacean Culture. 15th - 16th Apr 2014. Abstract.

Publications by year


2019

Brakes P, Dall SRX, Aplin LM, Bearhop S, Carroll EL, Ciucci P, Fishlock V, Ford JKB, Garland EC, Keith SA, et al (2019). Animal cultures matter for conservation. Science Full text.
Vail CS, Reiss D, Brakes P, Butterworth A (2019). Potential Welfare Impacts of Chase and Capture of Small Cetaceans during Drive Hunts in Japan. J Appl Anim Welf Sci, 1-16. Abstract.  Author URL.
Brakes P (2019). Sociality and Wild Animal Welfare: Future Directions. Front Vet Sci, 6 Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2018

Brakes P (2018). Sociality and conservation: definitions, methods and relevance. CMS Workshop on the Conservation Implications of Animal Culture and Social Complexity. 12th Apr 2018 - 14th Apr 2019.
Dolman SJ, Brakes P (2018). Sustainable Fisheries Management and the Welfare of Bycaught and Entangled Cetaceans. Front Vet Sci, 5 Abstract.  Author URL.
Bossley M, Steiner A, Brakes P, Shrimpton J, Foster C, Rendell L (2018). Tail walking in a bottlenose dolphin community: the rise and fall of an arbitrary cultural 'fad'. Biol Lett, 14(9). Abstract.  Author URL.

2017

Brakes P (2017). Social Change in Cetacean Populations Resulting from Human Influences. In Butterworth A (Ed) Marine Mammal Welfare, Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 147-147.

2016

Brakes P, Dall SRX (2016). Marine mammal behavior: a review of conservation implications. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3, 87-87. Full text.

2014

Brakes P (2014). Social Complexity, Culture and Modern Conservation Efforts. Convention on Migratory Species Scientific Council Workshop on the Conservation Implications of Cetacean Culture. 15th - 16th Apr 2014. Abstract.
Brakes P (2014). Welcome to the club. NEW SCIENTIST, 224(2999), 26-27. Author URL.

2013

Butterworth A, Brakes P, Vail CS, Reiss D (2013). A veterinary and behavioral analysis of dolphin killing methods currently used in the "drive hunt" in Taiji, Japan. J Appl Anim Welf Sci, 16(2), 184-204. Abstract.  Author URL.
Simmonds MP, Brakes P (2013). Whales and dolphins on a rapidly changing planet.
Bass CL, Brakes P (2013). Whaling and whale killing methods. Animal Welfare, 22(1), 109-111.

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