Faculty & Staff

photo of Solange Brault

Solange Brault, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Biology -- Population and Conservation Ecology
  • Telephone: (617) 287-6683
  • Office Location: ISC-4-4140

Areas of Expertise

Population and Conservation Ecology


PhD, Imperial College (Univ. of London) (1990)
MSc, Laval University (1983)
BSc, Biology University of Montreal (1978)

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Research Interests

Professor Brault's research addresses, often in a conservation ecology context, the processes occurring within the life cycle and the ways that these can influence survival and reproduction at the population level . The main current topics are: Demography of pilot whales and other marine mammals, and the effect of human exploitation; metapopulation dynamics of migratory bird populations; effects of the forms of density-dependence on population dynamics.

Download Select Publications Here

LaCommare, et. al, 2012: Trend detection in a boat-based method for monitoring sirenians: Antillean manatee case study

LaCommare, el. al, 2008: Distribution and Habitat Use of Antillean Manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus) in the Drowned Cayes Area of Belize, Central America

Goldstein, et. al, 2007: Reproductive status and body condition of Atlantic bluefin tuna in the Gulf of Maine, 2000–2002

Arnold, et. al, 2006: Albatross Populations in Peril: A Population Trajectory for Black-Brownded Albatrosses at South Georgia

Goranson, et. al, 2005: Resolving an adaptive conundrum: reproduction in Caenorhabditis elegans is not sperm-limited when food is scarce

Sinha, et. al, 2005: Assessing sustainability of nontimber forest product extractions: how fire affects sustainability

Pettis, et. al, 2004: Visual health assessment of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) using photographs

Cooch, et. al, 2001: Retrospective Analysis of Demographic Responses to Environmental Change: A Lesser Snow Goose Example

Caswell, et. al, 1999: Declining survival probability threatens the North Atlantic right whale

Caswell, et. al, 1998: Harbor porpoise and fisheries: An uncertainty analysis of incidental mortality

Brault, et. al, 1993: Pod-specific demography of killer whales (Orcinus orca)

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2007: Collision mortalities at Horseshoe Shoal of bird species of special concern

2007: Population Viability Analysis for the New England population of the Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)