Research Scientist (Hong Kong)
Naomi Brannan is a Research Scientist at SMRU Consulting (Asia-Pacific). She has a varied background in marine mammal science, ranging from pinniped behavioural ecology to cetacean population dynamics. She received her MRes from Durham University, which focused on assessing pinniped behavioural and physiological responses to stressors using non-invasive telemetry. Since joining SMRU Consulting, her main research interests are in understanding the impacts of anthropogenic stressors on vulnerable coastal cetacean populations in Asia.
- Twiss, S.D., Shuert C.R., Brannan, N., Bishop, A.M. and Pomeroy, P.P. (2020) Reactive stress-coping styles show more variable reproductive expenditure and fitness outcomes. Scientific Reports, 10: 9550.
- Brannan, N., Porter, L. and Yeung, N. (2019) Assessment of online information as a tool to improve the documentation of aquatic wildmeat in Asia. Presented at the Society for Marine Mammalogy World Marine Mammal Conference (WMMC) in Barcelona, Span.
- Bertulli, C.G., Guéry, L., McGinty N., Suzuki, A., Brannan, N., Marques, T., Rasmussen, M.H. and Gimenez, O. (2018) Capture-recapture abundance and survival estimates of three cetacean species in Icelandic coastal waters using trained scientist-volunteers. Journal of Sea Research, 131: 22-31.
- Porter, L., Yao, M., Lee, A. and Brannan, N. (2018) Investigating preferred prey and habitat use of blue whales from Sri Lanka. Presented at the Society for Conservation Biology’s International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC) in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
- Porter, P., Brannan, N. and Yeung, N. (2018) The Chinese white dolphin (Sousa chinensis) in Hong Kong waters: Changes in habitat use and distribution in relation to large scale marine construction activities. Presented at the Asian-Pacific Conference of Endangered Marine Species Research and Conservation (APCEMSRC) and Conference of Cetacean Research and Conservation in Research and Conservation in Chinese Waters (CCRCCW) in Shantou, Guangdong, China.
- Brannan, N., Porter, L. and Channa, P. (2017) Skin disorders in critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) in the Mekong River, Cambodia. Presented at the Society for Marine Mammalogy Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.